Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Public health officials in Colorado are warning the public to be aware of the dangers of foodborne botulism poisoning amid an investigation of several cases in the state.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reports that the botulism patients have all had symptom onset since September. Testing from the
Continue Reading Alert in Colorado warns people to be aware of botulism risks; 5 sick

Colorado officials issued a health alert Friday warning consumers that Par’s Natural Foods “Pueblo Green Chili Sauce” may be contaminated with the bacteria that causes botulism poisoning, but as of Tuesday afternoon they still did not know if the implicated sauce had been distributed outside the state.

Pars Natural Foods Pueblo Green Chili Sauce“At this point,
Continue Reading Officials don’t know distribution details on problematic sauce

I am writing to express my disappointment in your Aug. 10 story, “Privately provided stool samples flush out Salmonella outbreak.” The story does not accurately characterize or describe the general policies of the Summit County Public Health Department or the specific actions that were carried out related to this particular
Continue Reading Summit County public health official takes issue with coverage

Clarification: After the original version of this article was published, Summit County Public Health officials informed Food Safety News that the department had actually collected more than 70 stool samples in connection with the Salmonella outbreak. They said all samples were submitted for laboratory testing. For more information on Summit
Continue Reading Privately provided stool samples flush out Salmonella outbreak

In a statement posted Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced that it is working with other western states and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to investigate illnesses due to E. coli O157:H7 from chicken salad purchased at Colorado

Continue Reading Costco Chicken Salad Linked to E. Coli Outbreak in CO, UT, MT and WA

Colorado public health officials have confirmed three cases of typhoid fever among individuals who had eaten at a Mexican restaurant in Firestone, CO, this past August. Two of them were hospitalized, and all three have recovered. No new cases have been reported. Qdoba signOfficials from the Colorado Department of Public Health
Continue Reading CO Officials: Infected Food Handler Suspected Source of 3 Typhoid Fever Cases

When history is written about Colorado’s 10-month-old experiment with recreational marijuana, events of the past week should be good for at least a chapter. Dr. Larry Wolk, the state’s chief medical officer and the executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), came out for a
Continue Reading Letter From the Editor: An Almost Ban on Most Marijuana Edibles

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) called Monday for a ban on marijuana edibles, including brownies, cookies, and most candies, but was quickly pulled back after public health officials said they did not realize that voter-approved Amendment 64 makes legal all forms of marijuana. In a statement
Continue Reading CO Health Department Wants Marijuana Edibles Ban, But Forced to Drop It