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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

Coalition’s Job is to Crush Raw Milk Bill in Dairyland

With both its health and its dairy industry, Wisconsin has a lot to protect. With its high rates for immunizations and high school graduations and low uninsured percentages, Wisconsin is right in the middle when it comes to America’s Health Rankings at 24th best.  And when it comes to the dairy industry, not even California… Continue Reading

Another Wisconsin Lawmaker Promises to Push for Legal Raw Milk Sales

The latest Wisconsin lawmaker to promise to introduce a bill making raw milk legal in the dairy state is Rep. David Murphy (R-Greenville). After all, U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI) rode into Congress on promises he made while a state senator to make raw milk legal. However, Grothman was never successful, especially after Wisconsin raw milk… Continue Reading

70 Sickened in May WI Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pork Carnitas

The final case count for the Salmonella outbreak in Kenosha County, WI, in May was 70 people. The illnesses, first reported to the Kenosha County Division of Health (KCDOH) on May 14, were eventually linked to pork carnitas sold at Supermercado Los Corrales during Mother’s Day weekend (May 8-10, 2015). A public health nurse conducted… Continue Reading

Update: 60 Now Sickened in WI Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Grocery Store

Updated May 21: Health officials have updated the case count from 20 cases to more than 60. This article has been updated to reflect the new information. Health officials in Kenosha County, WI, are investigating more than 60 Salmonella illnesses reportedly connected to consumption of meat from the grocery store Supermercado Los Corrales in Kenosha, according to… Continue Reading