In the 21 days since it was first reported, an investigation has not yet identified a food as the cause of a fast-growing outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg infections — at least officially.
Editor Dan Flynn is a Northern Colorado-based writer and editor with more more than 15 years of food safety experience. As a public affairs professional, he worked with government and regulatory agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. His career as a journalist included working for newspapers throughout the West, from the Black Hills to Seattle. His on-scene reporting on the collapse of the Idaho’s Teton Dam and the suicide bombing at Washington State University’s Perham Hall was carried by newspapers around the world and was recognized both times regionally by the Associated Press for Best Reporting on a Deadline. Most of the disasters he attends these days involve food illnesses.
New cases of domestically acquired Cyclosporiasis were likely reported in September, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta has not yet released a tally,
It’s unlikely, however, that 2021 will top…
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Anytime you think you are seriously ill, seek medical attention. And if you think food caused your illness, make sure it gets reported. Most foodborne illnesses are “reportable,” which means your
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has responded to petition sponsors with differing opinions about how lab-grown “meat” and “beef” should be labeled.
The FSIS Office of Policy and Program Development has denied the…
Continue Reading Petition responses point to direction that regulators are going on lab-grown meat labeling
Most everybody knows that state food safety programs are essential, but new data collected by the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) puts it into perspective with some actual numbers.
Consider, for example, that…
Continue Reading AFDO puts the states’ food safety role to the numbers
Not so long ago, there was a time when going to grocery stores or restaurants was about the only way you could get food. Oh, big cities offered deliveries of pizza and Chinese food. But …
Continue Reading New food delivery models subject of FDA virtual summit scheduled for October
The marijuana-infused foods known as edibles are among the cannabis products possibly containing Delta-8 THC and causing “adverse events.” The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention blasted out an official Health Advisory, joined by…
Continue Reading So-called ‘edibles’ might be infused with dangerous delta-8 THC marijuana
Both because it wants to and because a federal court wants it done, the EPA will be working on a new Navigable Waters Protection Rule.
Such work has gone on now for almost 50 years.…
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A law not costing the treasury trillions yet delivering something consumers want might be unusual in this day and age, but thats what a bipartisan foursome of U.S. senators have planned.
At the deadline for closing arguments, one was early and the other late, but not too late.
Brothers Stewart Parnell, 67, and Michael Parnell, 62, have turned in their final written arguments to support their…
Continue Reading Post hearing briefs filed for Parnell brothers in Habeas Corpus proceedings
A Mexican restaurant located one hour northwest of the Chicago loop is closed because of an outbreak of Salmonella.
The closed El Sombrero restaurant at 314 Lincoln Ave. in Fox Grove, IL. is linked to…
Continue Reading Salmonella outbreak closes suburban Chicago Mexican restaurant