Eighteen people, mostly in Florida, have been confirmed with E. coli O26 infections, spurring Publix Super Markets Inc. to recall an undetermined amount of eight different ground beef products.

“Traceback information indicated that case-patients consumed ground chuck products purchased at various Publix Super Markets that was supplied by a yet-to-be determined source,” according to the…

From the Pacific Northwest to the Florida Keys, public health officials warn of increasing dangers from foodborne bacteria in raw and undercooked oysters and other shellfish as summer approaches.

“Naturally occurring bacteria in warm coastal seawater becomes more abundant in the summer months and can concentrate in the tissues of oysters and other shellfish,” according…

Fresno-based Versa Marketing Inc. has recalled  4,089 cases of Fusia Szechuan Stir fry because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The product was distributed only to Aldi stores.

Fusia_406x250Florida state inspectors discovered the problem when they tested a sample of finished product collected at the retail level. The sample tested positive…

Food safety experts usually don’t see shelf life or expiration dates as big issues, but survey results consistently show that the public worries about those use-by and best-buy dates. It only stands to reason, then, that those who smoke or munch on marijuana would have similar concerns. Stepping up to help those worried about possibly…

U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) may want to send some thank-you letters out to state legislative leaders who shut down efforts to get in his way this year. Pompeo is the GOP’s point man in Congress on federal policy to preempt the states from writing their own laws requiring the labeling of food containing genetically…

The Florida Department of Health has reported eight confirmed Vibrio vulnificus infections, including two deaths, so far this year. Vibrio is a naturally occurring bacterium found in warm, brackish seawater. vibrio-cases-florida-406Vibrio infections are rare, and the bacterium does not pose a risk to a normally healthy person (without any open cuts or wounds) who swims…

Abe’s Finest Meats of Palatka, FL, is recalling approximately 80,050 pounds of hickory-smoked sliced bacon products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday. The recalled 10-lb. bulk frozen packages of “CEDAR CREEK HICKORY SMOKED SLICED BACON” were produced on various dates between July 23 and Dec. 11,…