Just as wheat is the staff of life in many human civilizations, it is as important to animals and insects. In fact, they love it, as anyone who has lived near or worked in the wheat fields very well knows. All manner of critters, including deer, birds and rodents, will seize the opportunity to dine …

Within days of heralding their products’ return to grocery stores in three states, officials with Blue Bell Creameries quietly recalled two flavors of cookie dough ice cream from 10 states because of Listeria concerns. Discovered to have had Listeria monocytogenes problems at its production facilities in recent years, Blue Bell remains under federal investigation related…

The holiday season is in full swing. Ugly sweater party invitations have been sent out, and New Year’s plans are underway. Recipes calling for raw eggs are plentiful during the holidays. Think of all the eggnog, eggs Benedict and no-bake cookies being served at parties, brunches and being delivered to your doorstep. Are those…

Perspective: Thinking about all the wonderful things I’ve done in the past four years and knowing that Linda will never have those experiences. Linda and I were hospitalized on the same day, with the same diagnosis, from the same product. Four years later I’m relatively healthy and she died, still suffering from a foodborne illness.

By Kate Levinson, MPH, MA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Of course raw cookie dough isn’t as sweet as Mom–but it might be a close second! As you bake up a batch of Mother’s Day cookies, or help Mom with her famous family recipe, keep this information in mind to keep yourself and …

Farmer John’s Herbs is recalling its “Mud Pie” Macaroon Cookie Mix due to undeclared sulfite allergens.

The recalled cookie mix was sold in 400 g packages labeled “Mud Pie” Macaroon Cookie Mix with UPC 7 73353 60077 6 in stores in Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario. All lot codes are affected.

For more information, …

In 2009, Nestlé Toll House prepackaged cookie dough sickened 77 people in 30 states, and 35 of those people were admitted to the hospital, a few with severe illness. Nestlé recalled 3.6 million packages of its popular chocolate chip batter.

Last year, at an International Association of Food Protection meeting in Anaheim, a Nestlé food-safety …

When Nevada’s Green Valley High School held its winter sports award banquet last week, Seattle-based food safety law firm Marler Clark was there to announce a donation of $100,000 to the Henderson-based school.

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The donation was made in honor of Green Valley’s former teaching assistant, E. coli victim Linda Rivera, and her family.

  

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