Food safety experts usually don’t see shelf life or expiration dates as big issues, but survey results consistently show that the public worries about those use-by and best-buy dates. It only stands to reason, then, that those who smoke or munch on marijuana would have similar concerns. Stepping up to help those worried about possibly…

The source of the E. coli contamination which recently sickened patrons of a popular Reno, NV, restaurant has been identified as a chocolate mousse dessert. “It was a chocolate marquee mousse, basically a chocolate cake with frosting,” Phil Ulibarri, public information officer for the Washoe County Health District, told Food Safety News. The Washoe…

Since 2010, there have been waves of bills involving food and food safety washing through state capitals on subjects such as cottage foods, agricultural security, raw milk, and labeling food products containing genetically modified ingredients. The 2015 legislative sessions underway in 47 of the 50 states are different. In this second part of our look…

The seven-member Clark County Commission is the target of a new lobbying campaign to open the Las Vegas market to the sale of milk that has not been pasteurized. Raw milk sales in Nevada are currently limited to counties with local raw milk commissions, and Clark County has not established one. Earlier this year, the…

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval Thursday vetoed a bill to allow raw milk produced in rural Nye County to be distributed statewide, including the Las Vegas metropolitan area. The Republican governor said his veto of Assembly Bill 209 (AB209) was prompted by the health concerns surrounding unpasteurized milk. He said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration…

The end of any legislative session can get a little chaotic. In Carson City, they’re having end-of-session parties this weekend with adjournment coming no later than Monday, but the already passed Assembly Bill (AB) 209 still has not made its way to the Governor’s desk. Asked Thursday whether Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has taken any…

Dear Governor Sandoval: Seven years ago when my son became severely ill after drinking contaminated raw milk, I knew very little about the realities of contracting a foodborne illness. Despite the fact I’m educated and hold a master’s degree, I was naïve about foodborne pathogens.  We all know someone who has eaten something and then…

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is going to have to choose between public health and rural economic development as he decides whether or not to sign Assembly Bill 209. AB 209, which will allow raw milk and raw milk products produced in rural Nye County to be be sold statewide, especially into the lucrative Las Vegas…