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Could the ongoing Salmonella outbreak have been prevented?

Opinion

Outbreaks of Salmonella and other pathogens in fresh produce are unfortunately relatively frequent occurrences. This is true, particularly with imported Mexican papaya. Neither the Food and Drug Administration nor the Centers for Disease Control have disclosed potential root cause in the latest outbreak, however, the factors that lead to contamination of produce are well known…. Continue Reading

Illness Reports After Sewage Storm at Michigan Splash Park

When sewage rains down on a new $360,000 splash park for kids, it’s off to a very bad start. Especially when a dozen people who played in the park called local health officials to report gastrointestinal illnesses. The new waterscape in Traverse City, named to honor former Gov. William G. Milliken, a native son and… Continue Reading