Wisconsin’s health department has launched a system to help people report foodborne illnesses to more quickly identify outbreaks.

In the form of an online survey, the system allows people who suspect their illness might be from eating or drinking something contaminated to report symptoms, recent food items eaten, and places

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Wisconsin officials announced a recall of certain pork and beef products this week because of inspection issues.

The Class 1 recall by Prem Meats in Prairie du Sac, WI, impacts some pork and beef products sold at its retail store. The implicated products have establishment number No. 793 printed in

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday entered into domestic mutual reliance agreements with California, Florida, Utah and Wisconsin.

Mutual reliance agreements mark a coordinated effort between the FDA and individual states with goals to reduce human foodborne illness outbreaks, reduce duplication of regulatory oversight, and increase public health
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Amid an ongoing outbreak, BrightFarms is expanding a recall of packaged salad greens that were produced in its Rochelle, IL, greenhouse farm and sold in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana and Michigan because of potential Salmonella contamination.

The initial recall can be viewed here.

BrightFarms is taking this action after being
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ROSEMONT, IL — Three panelists from two different states discussed their investigations of romaine lettuce outbreaks and generated wide-ranging questions during a session at Food Safety Summit 2020.

For the first time, the summit is a virtual event, because of precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, which began
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Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. announced a 10-state recall of baby spinach because of potential contamination with Salmonella. According to the recall notice posted on The Food and Drug Administration’s website, the recall was issued due to a sample of baby spinach that yielded a positive result for Salmonella in a
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JuJu Bakes LLC, doing business as “The Cookie Dough Cafe” of Bloomington, IL, is recalling 15 cases of 1.6-ounce “Chocolate Chip Chilled Gourmet Edible Cookie Dough Bars” because they may contain peanuts, which are not declared on the label, according to a recall notice posted on the Food and Drug
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Editor’s note: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also urge the public to avoid eating raw meat dishes. The agency has documented numerous outbreaks in relation to the seasonal consumption of these types of foods.

With each holiday season, there are hundreds of people in the Midwest who
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