Finding 10-year-old kids working in a kitchen late at night near dangerous cooking equipment is a cause for child labor concern and action by the U.S. Department of Labor. It is also a food safety concern.

Investigators from the department’s Wage and Hour Division found two 10-year-old workers at a

Continue Reading McDonald’s pays $212,500 in fines for three franchises with child labor violations

Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. announced a 10-state recall of baby spinach because of potential contamination with Salmonella. According to the recall notice posted on The Food and Drug Administration’s website, the recall was issued due to a sample of baby spinach that yielded a positive result for Salmonella in a
Continue Reading Dole recalls baby spinach products after state test shows Salmonella in a sample

JuJu Bakes LLC, doing business as “The Cookie Dough Cafe” of Bloomington, IL, is recalling 15 cases of 1.6-ounce “Chocolate Chip Chilled Gourmet Edible Cookie Dough Bars” because they may contain peanuts, which are not declared on the label, according to a recall notice posted on the Food and Drug
Continue Reading Employee discovery prompts cookie dough recall for undeclared peanuts

Registration is open for the 2019 conference of the International Association for Food Protection, set for July 21-24 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville. Attendees who register early receive a discount, which is available through June 20. View fee details here.

Professor Barbara Chamberlin of New Mexico
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In an April 11 warning letter to owner James Darren Hudson, the FDA described violations observed during inspection visits on Feb. 5, 13, and 14 at the James D. Hudson Livestock operation in Caneyville, KY. Investigators found that the firm holds animals under conditions that are so inadequate that medicated

Continue Reading Kentucky farm warned for unsafe drug residue in slaughtered cow

In less than a week, that Kentucky-centered outbreak of the rare E. coli O103 has exploded to 44 cases in the Bluegrass State and spread to Tennessee, Ohio, and Georgia, the Minneapolis-based Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) reports.

As recently as last Friday (March 29), the Kentucky
Continue Reading Kentucky-centered multi-state outbreak of rare E. coli O103 doubles in size

Kentucky’s Department of Public Health recommended on Monday that all unvaccinated people in six of the state’s counties seek hepatitis A vaccination because of an ongoing outbreak of hepatitis A infections.

Of the 311 cases currently known of in Kentucky, 214 victims live in the Jefferson County/Louisville area. Additionally, Bullitt,
Continue Reading State recommends hepatitis A vaccinations to curb outbreak