Minnesota Department of Health

The two Burger King locations in Bemidji, MN, remain closed Monday because of a three-month Salmonella outbreak public health officials linked to the restaurants.

Most of the 26 confirmed victims became ill in September, and health officials thought the outbreak was over. However two more people, apparently infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella, became…

ST. LOUIS — Manufacturers of raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned stuffed chicken products should expect a visit this summer by inspectors from the field operations office of USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). chickenkiev_406x250According to FSIS scientist Jennifer Sinatra, the visits are part of the agency’s continuing regulatory activities, with inspectors looking at processes…

UPDATED CONTENT: A spokeswoman with the FDA responded to Food Safety News after this story was posted. Information on the distribution of the implicated salad and the FDA’s involvement in the outbreak investigation has been added below. One produce company is falling on its sword and another has become mum on the topic of an

UPDATE May 16, 2016: A spokeswoman for Pacific Coast Fruit Co. responded to Food Safety News today regarding the outbreak statement the company posted May 6 and later removed from its website. “This alert was pulled from our website Saturday pending confirmation of some additional information from Taylor. We are sorry for any inconvenience this

Headlines out of the European Union this week warned that superbug versions of foodborne pathogens have become more resistant to antibiotics than was previously thought. beach-beat Campylobacter is the most commonly reported cause of food poisoning in the EU and is increasingly able to survive ciprofloxacin, an antibiotic commonly used against foodborne pathogens, according to a…

MDH2colorlogoHealth officials say common intestinal illness often comes from eating contaminated food, can be avoided with vigilant handwashing and food handling A new strain of norovirus, the most common cause of sudden intestinal illness, has shown up in Minnesota, and that could mean more norovirus illnesses this winter, state health officials warned today. The new…

After officials with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently caught 64 illnesses caused by food, quickly identified the pathogen, and then found and removed the contaminated source, their job was all but done except for writing the final report. But there it remained for the past month because the suspect tomatoes were not grown…

April Beck of Minneapolis, MN, dined at Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. at 2600 Hennepin Ave. S. on Aug 10, 2015, and within five days was showing signs of having been infected with Salmonella Newport. She is among 45 or more Salmonella cases involving the restaurant chain that have been reported since Sept. 2 to…