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Suzanne Schreck is Web Producer of Food Safety News and a contributing writer.  She served as Project Manager for Food Safety News, bringing todays’ publication through conceptualization, design, development and deployment.  She has acted as Managing Editor and currently oversees the day-to-day operations of the publication.  In addition to her role with Food Safety News, Suzanne is Communications Director for Marler C lark, the law firm that underwrites Food Safety News.

Wright County Egg, one of two egg companies whose products resulted in over 1,500 Salmonella cases nationwide this year, was sued by another outbreak victim yesterday.  The most recent lawsuit, filed by the Seattle-based Marler Clark law firm, was filed in Federal District Court in Iowa yesterday on behalf of a Brookshire, Texas resident.…

Salmonella contamination led to a recall of alfalfa sprouts by Living Foods, Inc. of Ionia, Michigan, this week after one of the company’s retail-size packages of alfalfa sprouts tested positive for Salmonella.

The alfalfa sprouts subject to recall were distributed to retail and food service facilities in Michigan through wholesale produce suppliers.  

Products being …

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets announced Friday that the Hamilton Corner Meat Market is recalling all in-store ground beef, in-store sliced deli turkey and in-store sliced ham sold on Sept. 29 for potential E. coli O157:H7 contamination.  

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker announced that the meat products being…

D & M Smoked Fish, Inc., which does business as Haifa Smoked Fish, announced this week that the company was recalling specific lots of its Haifa Smoked Fish brand products due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recalled products, which were sold in vacuum-packed plastic packaging, were sold between Aug. 10, 2010 and Sept. …

In an official statement from the Onondaga County Health Department early this week, Health Commissioner Cynthia Morrow said she expected the number of ill people associated with a Campylobacter outbreak associated with Hinerwadel’s Grove clambake restaurant in Syracuse, NY to grow.  On Oct. 5, only 7 cases of campylobacteriosis had been associated with the outbreak; …

The Agriculture Department is holding another in its series of mobile slaughter unit information sessions today in Fort Collins, CO as part of its “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” initiative.  The session will focus on red meat slaughter.

Mobile slaughter units are self-contained slaughter facilities that can travel from site to site.  Regional small …

The Onondaga County Health Department and New York State Department of Health announced this week that an uptick in laboratory-confirmed Campylobacter cases has been detected in Central New York state.  

According to a health department press release, at least 7 people became ill with campylobacteriosis, the illness caused by the ingestion of Campylobacter …

Wyoming’s Joint Agriculture Committee decided yesterday to sponsor the hotly contested Wyoming Food Freedom Bill in next year’s legislative session.  The bill, which was introduced by Rep. Sue Wallis, R-Recluse, would exempt all “cottage foods”, or foods prepared in home kitchens and sold directly to consumers, from regulation.   

Supporters of the bill argue that …

About 65 percent of raw chicken in the United Kingdom is contaminated with Campylobacter, a bacteria that sickens about 300,000 people each year, and the UK’s Food Standards Agency has made reducing those levels its top priority, its chief scientist said yesterday.

Andrew Wadge highlighted the FSA’s focus on science-based food safety and its emphasis on reducing …

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) continues to search for the source of a Salmonella outbreak among Mustang Public School students and other Oklahoma residents who became ill with salmonellosis in September.  

Laurence Burnsed, an epidemiologist with OSDH, told Food Safety News that as of Oct. 1, 15 individuals had been identified as …