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Letter From The Editor: It’s Always the Cover-Up

Opinion

“It is almost always the cover-up rather than the event that causes trouble.” -Howard Baker, Republican of Tennessee California law is pretty clear. The state has  a mandatory notification requirement for the manager or person-in-charge of a food establishment to immediately file a report with the local environmental health agency if any employee is known… Continue Reading

Chipotle’s First Norovirus Outbreak in California was Larger Than Boston College’s

An official chronology of the Simi Valley, CA, norovirus outbreak involving Chipotle Mexican Grill customers and employees, which has been obtained by Food Safety News, shows that there were far more victims than were reported at the time. The report reveals that the Simi Valley outbreak was larger than any of the other four outbreaks Chipotle… Continue Reading

Seattle Chipotle Closed For ‘Repeated Food Safety Violations’

The Chipotle Mexican Grill on South Lake Union was shut down Thursday by officials with Public Health — Seattle and King County for repeated food safety violations. The “fast casual” restaurant at 212 Westlake Ave. in Seattle was closed for receiving red violations during three consecutive inspections, according to the official Public Health — Seattle &… Continue Reading

25 Salmonella Cases Possibly Linked to Raw Tuna Sushi in California

There are 18 confirmed cases of Salmonella Paratyphi in Southern California, including seven in Los Angeles County, four in Orange and Ventura counties, two in Riverside County, and one in Santa Barbara County. Seven other people sickened are from other states but had traveled to the area, according to the Ventura County Public Health Department. Five have… Continue Reading

LA TV Station Reports Health Department’s Failure to Announce Salmonella Outbreak

Over a four-month period, a popular deli in the Los Angeles area sickened at least 21 people with Salmonella poisoning, but the Ventura County Department of Public Health did not notify the public when the first cases were reported and they began their investigation. A new report by Los Angeles news station NBC4 revealed that Brent’s Deli… Continue Reading

Shellfish Taken for Recreational Purposes From Ventura County Coastline Could Be Toxic

Dangerous levels of domoic acid

Mussels, clams, scallops, lobster and rock crab taken off the Ventura County coastline by recreational enthusiasts are not safe for eating due to dangerous levels of a naturally occurring toxin that can cause illness or death. The warning from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is for recreationally harvested bivalve shellfish, including mussels, clams,… Continue Reading