Warning lettersFDAWarningcolor_406x250 recently made public by the Food and Drug Administration addressed food safety violations at seafood processing operations in Portugal and Peru, dirty equipment and insects at a cider production facility in Kansas and improper use of antibiotics by a dairy in Minnesota.

Recipients of FDA warning letters have 15 days to respond to…

Kansas officials are investigating an E. coli outbreak among people who attended an annual festival at Louisburg Cider Mill, with the cause proving elusive after initial tests did not find the pathogen in the production area, finished cider or whole apples.

Seven people have been laboratory-confirmed with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7, according

Two of the most popular ingredients for Halloween celebrations can cause nightmarish results in the form of gastric distress that can haunt partiers for days or longer.

traditional apple cider presses
Traditional apple cider presses.

Apple cider has long been a beverage of choice for Halloween and other autumn gatherings, but if it’s not been…

Update: As of Nov. 6 , 70 people who attended the Pike County Color Drive on Oct. 17-18. and drank apple cider have become ill. Victims range in age from less than one year to 89 years old. Laboratory results are currently pending, per samples submitted to both the IDPH lab in Illinois and the…

Cider_406x250It’s PSL season again. For the uninitiated, this means that Starbucks is again selling its beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL), and you can barely look at Pinterest and food blogs without seeing recipes for various pumpkin-flavored treats. This time of year is also sometimes referred to as fall or autumn. But apple cider also pops…

Unpasteurized, unlabeled apple cider is thought to be the source of a series of E. coli infections that have recently cropped up in Antrim County, Michigan. The Health Department of Northwest Michigan, along with the Michigan Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development and Community Health is currently investigating the cases. Health officials have collected samples…