A bakery in New Mexico is on notice from the FDA for failing to take required steps to ensure that food handling techniques, facility cleaning and sanitization, and pest protection are in accordance with food safety regulations.

Staff from the Food and Drug Administration inspected the Gallup, NM, location of K&B Company Inc. on…

For the first time since CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report last year documented two siblings with cryptosporidiosis associated with raw milk consumption, a state is blaming an invasion of the microscopic parasites on raw milk. cryto_406x250New Mexico officials want people to dump raw milk, warning the Cryptosporidium parasite causes a diarrheal disease known as…

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-tuna-roll-sushi-portrait-japanese-cuisine-image51374614At least 50 people in the southwestern U.S. have been sickened with a rare strain of Salmonella that has been associated with consumption of raw tuna sushi in several states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC said Monday that the agency is working with public health officials in nine…

Maricopa County, AZ, is reporting nine illnesses from a rare strain of Salmonella paratypi which officials say is associated with raw minced or ground tuna used in sushi. Disease onset for the nine AZ cases was from April 3-16, 2015, and three people have been hospitalized, the county reported on Friday, May 15. http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photos-tuna-maki-image16991138“We are…

A New Mexico bill requiring anyone making video or digital recordings of livestock injuries to submit the recording to law enforcement within 24 hours has been allowed to languish in the state Senate Judiciary Committee. New Mexico lawmakers leave for home on Saturday, meaning that Senate Bill 221 is almost certainly dead. The striking blow…

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…

A Republican legislator in New Mexico wants to bail out the state’s school lunch program by using tax money to purchase $1.4 million in locally grown fruits and vegetables, which would then be provided to the schools without charge. State Rep. Jimmie C. Hall of Albuquerque, who is also executive director of the 4-H Development…

Before the foodborne disease outbreak two years ago that spread Salmonella Bredeney infections to 20 states, Portales, NM, could brag about Sunland Inc. being the nation’s largest producer of organic peanut butter. Now in bankruptcy, Sunland was forced in April to sell the plant responsible for those bragging rights for $26 million to help pay…