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Texas Naturals Meats is recalling almost 500 pounds of raw frozen ground beef that was produced almost a year ago because its own tests this week returned positive results for E. coli O103.

The recalled “Green Fields Farms Rogers Texas Ground Beef” sparked concern at the USDA’s Food…

Research recently published by scientists in The Netherlands shows that E. coli and Campylobacter bacteria are so common on goat and sheep dairy farms that pasteurization is necessary to prevent contamination of raw milk and products made with it.

The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment and the Dutch Food and Consumer…

Although provincial officials have declared it over, a deadly E. coli outbreak traced to pork could cause additional illnesses because consumers and businesses may still have recalled products on hand.

The E. coli O157:H7 outbreak sickened at least 42 people who developed infections from the contaminated pork, according to Alberta Health Services. Thirteen people were…

A representative from Kentucky said it was about consumers’ food choices. A coalition of food safety groups said it was a threat to public health — particularly children. The U.S. House just said no.

With a vote of 331-79, legislators from both sides of the aisle joined to crush an amendment to the farm bill…

Health inspectors have shut down a Minneapolis food seller because he was operating without a license, selling raw dairy products and uninspected meat, and refused to provide information on the origin of the products.

Armed with a search warrant, public health officials went into the unlicensed operation, doing business as Uptown Locavore, at 3137 Hennepin…

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Public health officials on Vancouver Island, off Canada’s Pacific Coast, suspect that the likely source of a norovirus outbreak associated with the March herring run was from untreated sewage associated with marine operations.

Untreated sewage also was blamed for shellfish farm closures in Baynes Sound this year.

But the…

CHICAGO — More than 1,700 food safety researchers and regulators are coming together here today along with food producers for the 20th annual Food Safety Summit.

Seminars, panel discussions, and other educational presentations begin today. The trade show floor also opens today, providing the opportunity for government agencies, universities and businesses that support food safety…

They call her “The Weed Whacker.” 

As the first marijuana specialist for the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment — and therefore the first marijuana specialist for a public health authority in the entire nation — she disposed of $28 million dollars of cannabis products in 2016 alone. Why? Because she found them out…

The case count in a norovirus outbreak traced to oyster farms in British Columbia, Canada, has more than doubled in a week.

Public health officials initially reported the outbreak April 9 when there were about 40 known cases. This week the Public Health Agency of Canada reported the case count at 126. The cases of…