The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the Minnesota Department of Health, and local health departments are investigating an increase of Cyclospora infections.

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To date, 11 ill patients in Wisconsin and three in Minnesota have reported purchasing a vegetable tray from a Wisconsin or Minnesota Kwik Trip location…

Salmonella Enteritidis outbreaks in Canada and the United States that have been traced to raw frozen chicken patties are likely not related, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“The strain in Canada is not related genetically to the strain in the U.S., so the outbreaks do not appear to be related,”…

Health inspectors have shut down a Minneapolis food seller because he was operating without a license, selling raw dairy products and uninspected meat, and refused to provide information on the origin of the products.

Armed with a search warrant, public health officials went into the unlicensed operation, doing business as Uptown Locavore, at 3137 Hennepin…

Minnesota’s GNP Company, based in Cold Spring, late Saturday recalled approximately 55,608 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The company discovered sand and black soil was turning up in some of the products, and reported it to…

minnesota department of agriculture 2_jpg_475x310_q85The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is alerting consumers in the Brooklyn Park metro area to avoid eating dried uneviscerated fish after city and state officials discovered such products were being sold at three grocery stores there. Officials reported finding the products at:

  • African International Market, Brooklyn Park;
  • Valu Foods African Market, Brooklyn Park; and
  • Fountains

The multistate E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle that began in October has garnered extensive national coverage, but it’s just one of five outbreaks the “fast casual” restaurant chain has had to deal with since July. ChipotleChickWrapMainThe other four outbreaks took place in single states; however, three of them were larger than the multistate outbreak.…

Officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), and the Minnesota Departments of Health (MDH) and Agriculture are investigating two outbreaks of Salmonella enteritidis linked to raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned stuffed chicken entrées. Timeline for Reporting Cases of Salmonella InfectionIn the first outbreak, MDH identified four people infected with a…

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a public health alert due to concerns about illnesses caused by two separate strains of Salmonella that may be associated with raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned, stuffed chicken products. These items may be labeled “chicken cordon bleu” or “chicken Kiev.” http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-images-chicken-kiev-two-supermarket-produced-kievs-one-cut-half-isolated-white-background-image33788929The…