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CA Shigella Outbreak Now at 190 Illnesses; Seafood Restaurant Remains Closed

Oct. 28 update: As of Tuesday night, Oct. 27,  the number of outbreak-associated cases of Shigella reported to the Santa Clara County Public Health Department stands at 190. There are 151 Santa Clara County residents and 39 people who live in other counties among those sickened. Of the 190 total cases, 92 are lab-confirmed (72 of whom are Santa… Continue Reading

Open Data on Restaurant Inspections a Useful Tool for Consumers and Government

“My husband ate at this restaurant on Friday 10/16/2015 and was admitted to the ICU with a bacterial infection from food poisioning [sic],” Kari F. wrote on the Mariscos San Juan Yelp page on Oct. 19. “It was a very scary experience for all. I hope that others affected are healing and doing ok. My… Continue Reading

Easy Legal Fix to San Francisco Happy Meal Law?

McDonald’s made national headlines when it announced it had allegedly found a work-around to a San Francisco law designed to curb the predatory practice of using toys to lure kids into a lifetime of fast food. But as I wrote for Grist, I am not convinced McDonald’s convenient trick to charge ten cents instead of… Continue Reading