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 safetyContinue Reading McDonald’s pays $212,500 in fines for three franchises with child labor violations
Kentucky launches new food safety reporting website
This month, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced the launch of a new website where Kentuckians can easily report foodborne issues.
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Dole recalls baby spinach products after state test shows Salmonella in a sample
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…
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Employee discovery prompts cookie dough recall for undeclared peanuts
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…
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Discounted registration available for IAFP 2019 in Louisville this July
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…
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Kentucky farm warned for unsafe drug residue in slaughtered cow
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.
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Kentucky-centered multi-state outbreak of rare E. coli O103 doubles in size
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…
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No sign of letup in hepatitis A hotspots
Anyone who was looking for the nationwide rise in Hepatitis A cases to subside by Memorial Day was sorely disappointed.
One of the hottest spots in the country for Hepatitis A is Kentucky where ten…
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Kentucky health officials respond aggressively to Hepatitis A
Public health officials in Kentucky are responding agressively to a Hepatitis A outbreak, and Dr. Jeffrey Howard, acting director of the state health department issued a statement Friday saying it’s still safe to travel to…
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State recommends hepatitis A vaccinations to curb outbreak
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…
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