— OPINION —

Here is bit(e) of history:

Organic Pastures Dairy Company (OPDC) & Raw Farm LLC – Started OPDC in 2000 – Changed name to Raw Farm LLC in 2020

Organic Pastures Dairy Company Recalls and Outbreaks:

  • September 2007 Raw
  • Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: With multiple Listeria, E. coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter outbreaks and/or recalls, why is Raw Farm LLC (formerly Organic Pastures) allowed to sell raw milk products?

    — OPINION —

    Since the outbreaks were first identified in 2016, 37 states have publicly reported the following as of January 12, 2024:

    • Cases: 44,947
    • Hospitalizations: 27,469 (61%)
    • Deaths: 424

    Hardly a week goes by that there is not yet another announcement of a hepatitis A positive employee putting co-workers

    Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: Hepatitis A outbreaks have sickened tens of thousands and killed 424; all preventable by a vaccine

    A senator and representative have introduced legislation that would give the FDA and CDC authority to enter and collect samples at feedlots during foodborne illness outbreaks.

    Federal agencies currently cannot collect samples from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) unless the operators voluntarily give them access. This has impeded investigations into

    Continue Reading Legislation would give the FDA, and CDC power to collect samples from animal farms during outbreaks

    — OPINION —

    People always ask me why do leafy green E. coli outbreaks keep happening. I think the bottom line is that retailers, restaurants, growers, processors and the government simply do not give a cow’s pie about the sickened and/or dead consumers – they are simply the cost of

    Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: A picture is worth far more than 1,000 words

    The CDC has a new center to help forecast and analyze outbreaks.

    Dubbed the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics, the new entity is designed to enhance the country’s ability use data, models and analytics to enable timely, effective decision-making in response to public health threats, according to an announcement
    Continue Reading New center at CDC designed to improve outbreak predictions, responses

    Federal officials have announced that an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections traced to organic spinach is over.

    The implicated Josie’s Organics prepackaged baby spinach had a best-by date of Oct. 23, 2021.

    As of Jan. 6, a total of 15 people had been confirmed sick from the outbreak strain
    Continue Reading CDC declares outbreak traced to organic baby spinach ends with patients confirmed in 10 states

    – Opinion –

    On Dec. 29, 2021, The CDC Announced That 13 People Infected With The Outbreak Strain Of E. Coli O157:H7 Have Been Reported From Six States. Illnesses Started On Dates Ranging From Nov. 27, 2021, To Dec. 9, 2021. Sick People Range In Age From 4 To 79


    Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: Another E. coli outbreak in leafy greens – given the time of the year likely linked again to Yuma