The apple that fell on Newton’s head led him to develop the theory of gravity, but hazelnuts falling from trees in Oregon this autumn came loaded with a different message – that the nuts could
Who would have thought that when Minnesota went fishing for whomever was responsible for an E. coli outbreak in the Midwest, they’d reel in the hazelnut baron of Oregon’s Willamette Valley?
Reeling in big fish
In-shell hazelnuts taken from the home of a case patient infected with E. coli tested positive for the bacteria, a genetic match to a strain that sickened that person and six others, Minnesota Department of
Seven sick people, most of them middle-aged men, scattered across three states. As epidemiology goes, that’s not much to go on.
To track outbreaks of foodborne illness, the “epi” sleuths usually need numerous sick people,
Canadian public health authorities are trying to determine whether two people with E. coli O157:H7 infections are part of an outbreak associated in the United States with in-shell hazelnuts.
The two Canadian cases have genetic
Seven people in three states became ill in an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to unshelled hazelnuts sold during the holiday season.
The outbreak, in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, prompted the Los Angeles-based distributor,
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is still concerned about processing plant contamination that led to the hazelnut recalls last Christmas season by such well known retailers as Whole Foods and Harry and David’s.
The latest Enforcement Report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Jan. 20, is notable for a couple of reasons. First, it covers the details of only one manufacturer recalling product because it
Two West Coast companies are recalling small amounts of Pine Nuts and Hazelnuts for fear of Salmonella contamination.
Ashland, OR-based PEO Chapter FO recalled 75 one pound packages of its roasted hazelnuts; and Camarillo, CA-based
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Christmas Eve that Janzen Farms of Dayton, Oregon, was recalling hazelnut kernels due to potential Salmonella contamination.
The hazelnut kernels were sold in November and December