People always ask me why do leafy green E. coli outbreaks keep happening. I think the bottom line is that retailers, restaurants, growers, processors and the government simply do not give a cow’s pie about the sickened and/or dead consumers – they are simply the cost of

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert because of concerns that ready-to-eat (RTE) salads and wraps with meat and poultry may contain contaminated lettuce, specifically deer feces.

The problem was discovered when an FSIS-regulated establishment notified FSIS that its supplier

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The number of patients in a large outbreak of infections from the cyclospora parasite has increased significantly, with the count approaching 600.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been tracking the outbreak since April 1. As of this week there are 581 laboratory confirmed patients. The previous update

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The number of patients in a nationwide outbreak of infections from the foodborne Cyclospora parasite continue to increase, having reached 210 laboratory-confirmed cases.

Federal, state and local public health officials are investigating the outbreak, which is spread across 22 states and New York City, according to a June 22 update

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A Michigan producer has expanded a lettuce recall because its products have been linked to an ongoing multi-state outbreak of infections caused by Listeria monocytogenes.

The recall by Revolution Farms LLC of Caledonia, MI, now includes whole-head lettuce in addition to packaged salad greens. There is concern that consumers may

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Kalera Public Limited Company is recalling certain lots of Krunch, Butter and Romaine whole head variety lettuce sold under the Kalera brand because of potential Salmonella contamination.

Kalera’s food safety testing procedures indicated the potential presence of Salmonella in some of its whole head lettuce SKUs, according to the company’s

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We know that Wendy’s knows, but is not yet saying – they will eventually and I continue to sue them. It is also possible the FDA knows, but also is not saying – yet.

I am not that far behind.

Well, we know from Wendy’s and the FDA that the

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