Alabama Department of Public Health

An Alabama caterer whose food sickened at least two out of every three guests at a November wedding reception has surrendered his food service permit to state authorities.

catered banquet place settingDarvin McDaniel, operator of Indelible Catering of Moulton, had already been effectively put out of business when Scott Harris, assistant state health officer, issued an emergency order…

On Nov. 12, 150 guests dined at a catered event associated with a wedding in Colbert County, AL. At least 99 of those Alabama wedding guests later became sickened and 22 ended up being hospitalized.

In a statement posted Monday, the Alabama Department of Public Health stated that all patients are recovering from the foodborne…

UPDATE: According to a statement posted Thursday by the Alabama Department of Public Health, “presumptive Salmonella gastroenteritis” caused at least 77 people to become sickened and 12 to be hospitalized following a private event in Colbert County this past Saturday.

All patients are recovering from what was described as vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain and some…

Alabama Department of Public Health officials said Wednesday that Blue Bell Creameries has the green light to produce and sell ice cream from the company’s plant in Sylacauga, AL. Ron Dawsey, director of the department’s Division of Food, Milk and Lodging, told local news outlets that inspections showed Blue Bell was meeting all state public…

Blue Bell Creameries has signed a voluntary agreement with the Alabama Department of Public Health laying out a series of steps the company plans to take to control Listeria contamination before its products may legally be sold there again. The company has a plant in Sylacauga, AL, which is currently closed. Paul Kruse, Blue Bell’s…

Fourteen confirmed Salmonella cases have been confirmed by the Alabama Department of Public Health as part of their investigation into a foodborne disease outbreak at a Russellville, AL, restaurant. Two people were hospitalized after testing positive but have since been released. A department statement noted that, as of Friday, the El Patron restaurant remained closed.…