TWO MORE E. COLI CASES BEING LINKED TO ANOTHER SEATTLE RESTAURANT
Seattle public health officials are investigating two more E. coli cases, but these new cases do not appear linked to The Matador restaurant. One King County resident and another person were apparently sickened with E. coli O157:H7 after eating at Memo’s Mexican Food Restaurant in the city’s University District on Aug. 18 and Aug. 24, respectively. They have… Continue Reading

OSSIE’S READY-TO-EAT SALADS RECALLED FOR POTENTIAL LISTERIA RISK
SM Fish Corp. of Far Rockaway, NY, is recalling OSSIE’S brand ready-to-eat salads because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products were sold at the firm’s seven retail outlets located in New York and New Jersey between Aug. 1, 2016, and Sept. 9, 2016. The recalled products were packed… Continue Reading

SALAD BAR EMPLOYEE IN MONTANA TESTS POSITIVE FOR HEPATITIS A
An employee at the Good Food Store in Missoula, MT, has tested positive for Hepatitis A, according to the Missoula City-County Health Department. The department announced Thursday that the individual prepared foods for the self-serve salad bar at the store, and that anyone who ate there between Aug. 15 and Sept. 13 may have been exposed to the… Continue Reading

CONGRESSIONAL BATTLE CONTINUES OVER FEDERAL CATFISH REGULATION
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-WI, may want to wait until after the Nov. 8 election, when the House of Representatives returns for the lame-duck session, to decide whether there will be a vote on the nation’s new and evolving catfish program. Every week that goes by sees the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new program for catfish inspection… Continue Reading

IS THERE A GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACY AGAINST HAMPTON CREEK?
Death threats. Paying off journalists. Threatening letters. Are these tactics used by Don Corleone in “The Godfather”? Or is it our own government’s efforts, perhaps with agribusiness lobby interests pushing them along, confronting what they seem to think is a major threat: a food company called Hampton Creek. Let’s review the turn of events. It… Continue Reading

RESEARCH REVEALS EGGS FROM SMALL FLOCKS JUST AS LIKELY TO CONTAIN SALMONELLA                                                                                                                                             Penn State researchers have found that eggs from small flocks of chickens are just as likely to be contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis as eggs sold in grocery stores, which typically come from larger flocks. That conclusion was drawn from a six-month study done last year in Pennsylvania. Researchers from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences collected… Continue Reading

 

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