While West Virginia is suffering from devastating flooding, Florida, Georgia, and the southeast coast are dealing with Hurricane Idalia and its aftermath. In emergency situations like this, it’s important to remember vital food safety practicesContinue Reading Food Safety Tips for Hurricane and Flooding Safety
Tropical Storm Nicole has been forecasted to form into a Hurricane today and strike the east coast of Florida tonight. Those in the storm’s path should prepare for the potential damage it may cause, and…Continue Reading Food safety tips for those in Hurricane Nicole’s path
The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County is investigating a death related to a Vibrio vulnificus infection.
Public health officials did not release any other information about the death. They did not say where the patient…Continue Reading Florida officials report death of vibrio patient
Florida officials say 16 of 17 ice cream samples from a production facility have tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, spurring a formal stop sales order from the state.
The facility produces ice cream for Big…Continue Reading All but one of ice cream samples tested in outbreak investigation are contaminated
The giant African snail was first found in southern Florida in the 1960s, and it took 10 years and $1 million to eradicate it. It was reintroduced in 2011, and eradication efforts were completed in 2021…Continue Reading Twice eradicated giant African snails invade Florida again
An ice cream company whose product has been linked to a deadly outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections says the implication is pure speculation by state and federal health officials.
Big Olaf Creamery owners stated in…Continue Reading Big Olaf ice cream owners say they are being unfairly targeted in investigation of deadly outbreak
Officials with the CDC have identified a new outbreak of infections from Listeria monocytogenes that has sickened people in 10 states, killing one.
“Of the 22 people with information, 20 sick people reported living in…Continue Reading Two dozen people sick, one dead in new outbreak of Listeria infections
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday entered into domestic mutual reliance agreements with California, Florida, Utah and Wisconsin.
Mutual reliance agreements mark a coordinated effort between the FDA and individual states with goals…
Continue Reading FDA inks mutual reliance agreements with California, Florida, Utah, Wisconsin
It is clear that many people and many businesses are sympathetic to protecting public health, and also understand the risks they face trying to conduct business as usual during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there…
Continue Reading Florida needs to get on with enforcement of COVID-19 rules
Local news reports say a Salmonella outbreak in Gainesville, FL, has been linked to boxed lunches made in a woman’s home.
The Gainesville Sun reported today that public health officials in Alachua County said 47…
Continue Reading Almost 50 sick after eating homemade boxed lunches