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Nearly 300 people got sick after eating at a McDonalds in Brevard, NC, in what authorities believe is a case of norovirus spread through human contact. This is different from the other recent widespread foodborne illness outbreak at McDonalds, with 400 people – across 15 states – becoming ill after eating the fast food…

During my one-quarter century sabbatical from journalism, I was side-tracked for about five years with Seattle’s economic development organization.   Among my responsibilities was spending money on research.

I got to hire some really smart people. I was mostly interested in why companies move.   The smart people found that the most reliable predictor for where a…

Stockholders’ attorneys say Chipotle Mexican Grill and federal officials knew about multiple foodborne illness outbreaks linked to the restaurant chain in 2014-15, but did not inform the public.

Using Freedom of Information Act requests, the attorneys representing the Chipotle stockholders pressed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for details about the track record of…

For at least the third time this year, the crowd-sourced website iwaspoisoned.com has identified a foodborne illness outbreak, this time among students who ate at a Georgia Tech dining hall.

The “North Avenue Dining Hall” at the university in Atlanta started showing up in reports on the foodborne illness website in the past couple of…

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption.

Man sprays produce with feces-scented liquid
A Harris Teeter store in South Carolina has reopened after a man allegedly sprayed fresh produce with what is believed…

The summertime fall of Chipotle’s stock, which began a week ago when customers reported a norovirus outbreak, isn’t reflected in the chain’s 2Q financials. But foodborne illnesses past and present were an undercurrent Tuesday during an investors’ conference call with executives.

Founder and CEO Steve Ells alluded to the cause of the norovirus outbreak among…

With at least 135 customers of a Virginia Chipotle Mexican Grill reporting they became ill after eating there July 13-16, the corporation is said to be “taking care of” the victims.

Chipotle founder and co-CEO Steve Ells Chipotle founder Steve Ells posted this photo of himself when he announced food safety measures for the burrito chain that…