A Michigan restaurant has temporarily closed while authorities investigate an outbreak of Salmonella saintpaul that has sickened at least 26 people in the state as well as others in Ohio and Illinois.

The Oakland County Health Division in Pontiac, MI, did not name the Rochester, MI, restaurant in a notice posted Friday.

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An outbreak of Cryptosporidium infection has been building for the past two weeks in central Ohio, with the number of cases hitting 209 as of Friday. The cases are scattered among Columbus, Franklin and Delaware counties. The current total exceeds the combined cases from the past four years, said Jose Rodriguez, a spokesman for Columbus…

Fifteen frozen organic vegetable products distributed to retailers in at least 35 states and four Canadian provinces are under voluntary recall because of potential contamination with listeria monocytogenes. logo-CRF-Frozen-Foods CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, WA, posted the recall Friday because random samples of frozen organic peas and corn tested by Ohio health officials returned positive results…

An Ohio farm is recalling goat milk with a March 13 date code because it was not properly pasteurized and may contain pathogens. Paint-Valley-Farms-goat-milk Paint Valley Farms of Beach City, OH, has voluntarily recalled about 115 gallons of its goat milk that were distributed in one-quart plastic bottles, according to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. “The…

(This article by Martha Filipic, a writer/editor with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, was originally posted here on Aug. 17, 2015, and is reposted with permission.) COLUMBUS, OH—It was a church potluck like any other. But within days, botulism killed one Fairfield County woman and hospitalized 24

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-customers-order-meals-colorful-atlanta-food-truck-ga-usa-october-popular-their-lunch-hour-thursday-image47786802It can take more to ensure that food is safe on a food truck than at a brick-and-mortar restaurant, says Bob Kramer, a registered sanitarian who provides training and technical assistance to entrepreneurs. Kramer is the director of food safety and food services for a microlender in Ohio called the Economic and Community Development Institute…

The death that occurred earlier this week in connection with a church potluck luncheon in Lancaster, OH, was of a 54-year-old woman, a Columbus newspaper has reported. The botulism anti-toxin was shipped overnight to local hospitals, but it wouldn’t have saved the woman who died because she was so critically ill, according to Dr.…