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Eight E. coli cases in Wisconsin county prompt investigation

Local health officials are investigating eight reports of E. coli infections in La Crosse County, WI, according to local media reports. However, neither the city of La Crosse nor the La Crosse County government had any information about the cluster of illnesses on their websites as of Tuesday night. Media in the area, which is… Continue Reading

Breakfast Best brand sausage recalled for Listeria concerns

Fair Oaks Farms LLC in Pleasant Prairie, WI, has recalled 1,134 pounds of pork sausage patties after its internal testing returned positive results for Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers…. Continue Reading

Norovirus outbreak at Wisconsin kids’ day was foodborne

Public health officials believe contaminated food caused a norovirus outbreak among dozens of people who attended an annual kids’ festival in Wisconsin, but they’re still investigating. More than 60 people had symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, low-grade fever and fatigue for multiple days, after attending the 19th annual Special Kids Day festival at the North Wisconsin State… Continue Reading

Unknown volume of beef jerky recalled because of no inspection

Johnson’s Sausage Shoppe Inc. is recalling “an undetermined amount” of beef jerky sold under three brands after state inspectors found evidence it had been shipped without being properly inspected. The Class I recall, posted Monday by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, states that no confirmed illnesses have been reported in connection… Continue Reading

Wisconsin wants to see an end to the raw meat holiday tradition

Maybe it because Wisconsin turned red in the Presidential election, or Badger fans being so  fired up about going to  the Jan. 2nd Cotton Bowl down in Texas or its maybe its their beloved Green Bay Packers possibly going to  the playoffs. Whatever the reason, the state Department of Health Services (DHS) decided  it was… Continue Reading

Bull calves likely source of drug resistant Salmonella outbreak

Twenty-one people infected with an outbreak strain of multi-drug resistant Salmonella Heidelberg have been reported from eight states, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Monday. The illnesses may be associated with dairy bull calves or other cattle. CDC is investigating along with Wisconsin health, agriculture, and laboratory agencies, several other states,… Continue Reading

Report: Hotel chef ‘most likely’ source of norovirus outbreak

The source of a norovirus outbreak in Wisconsin this past spring that sickened 54 people “most likely” was a hotel chef infected with a rare strain of the virus, namely Norovirus genogroup II.17B (Kawasaki), which has only been seen in the United States in the past five years. That’s according to a Final Investigation Report released Oct. 26 from… Continue Reading

Brains sent to California recalled for ‘specified risk material’

Almost 7,500 pounds of beef brain products sent to a distributor in California are under recall because they may be contaminated with “specified risk materials” that are inedible and prohibited for use as human food. Green Bay Dressed Beef LLC, doing business as American Foods Group LLC, of Green Bay, WI, produced the beef brains… Continue Reading

Garden of Life RAW Meal Salmonella Outbreak Not Quite Over

According to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Salmonella has been confirmed in one person in Wisconsin likely associated with recalled Garden of Life RAW Meal. DATCP is collaborating with Wisconsin Department of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate the latest illness, including tracing the source… Continue Reading

New Jersey standoff on homemade food sales continues

A New Jersey state senator is standing firm on his opposition to legalizing direct-to-consumer sales of certain foods not produced in commercial kitchens, citing food safety and fair competition concerns. Only the Garden State and Wisconsin have 100 percent bans on “homemade” food sales, often referred to as the cottage food industry by proponents. New… Continue Reading