Pennsylvania officials are warning consumers who have purchased certain raw milk cheeses from Stone Meadow Farm to discard them immediately because samples from the dairy have tested positive for the bacteria Staphylococcus Aureus.

Inspectors from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture collected samples at the dairy in Centre County on Dec. 12. The cheeses were made…

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-durian-candy-image22959060The illness outbreak connected to fruit candies that sickened nearly 2,000 people in the Philippines was likely caused by poor worker hygiene at the production facility, resulting in contamination by Staphylococcus aureus, according to newly released test results. After health authorities ran tests of samples of candy in search of foodborne bacteria such as E.

Consumers are being warned not to eat La Clarita Queseria Queso Fresco “Fresh Cheese” made by Queseria La Poblanita Inc. of New York, NY, due to possible Staphylococcus aureus contamination. Officials from the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets stated there are no known illnesses to date associated with this product. La Clarita Queso FrescoThe recalled fresh…

In October 2013, public health official Jim Chan retired from his roles as the manager of the Food Safety Program in Toronto and as the media spokesperson for food safety and tobacco control enforcement issues for Toronto Public Health. Since then, he has been making a comic strip, The Health Inspector’s Notebook, with his son

In Canada, August signifies the arrival of the agricultural exhibition. Cities from across the nation celebrate the end of summer with games, concerts, midway rides and, of course, a diverse choice of foods ranging from corn on the cob to cotton candy. Amid the annual offerings, one particular item usually stands out as a fan…

The foodborne illness outbreak that sickened at least 60 recipients of a meal at the Denver Rescue Mission last month has been linked to turkey contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, officials say. According to the Denver Department of Environmental Health, a stool sample from one of the outbreak victims tested positive for Staph, pointing to…

A New York-based company is recalling a Colombian-style cheese product because it may be contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. The recall comes a week after the New York State Department of Agriculture (NYSDA) warned consumers not to eat this same cheese because it had not been properly pasteurized. Tita Corp. of Glendale, NY issued a…