It wasn’t New York City inspectors nor the Food and Drug Administration that found that the nation’s best-known deli was selling lobster salad without the lobster, but a reporter from Cajun country.

I’m not the only one who has traveled hundreds of miles to get to Zabar’s, the Manhattan Mecca for all deli lovers.

The …

Six residents of Missouri and Illinois came down with a rare parasitic disease — paragonimiasis – caused by Paragonimus trematodes, or lung flukes, between September 2009 and September 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


In North America, infection by lung flukes isn’t all that unusual in dogs, cats or wild carnivores, …

On June 18, 2010, live crayfish ordered from an online seafood company were boiled in preparation for a Spokane party.

The next day, at the event, the crayfish were served warm in the same cooler that had contained the live crayfish.  As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recounts in its weekly Morbidity and