Tag: Food Poisoning

Food safety headlines to lose your appetite

Recent food safety headlines – this is enough to make anyone lose their appetite. Bladder infections and eating chicken may have a connection The article says the problem  may be caused by the antibiotics in the chickens while the National Chicken Council disputes it… Meat allergies and tick bites may have a connection Good thing […]

Food Terrorism – Killer Cantaloupes

This morning in the grocery store I noticed that cantaloupes were labeled “grown in California” as opposed to the killer cantaloupes grown in Colorado. While I was actually craving cantaloupe (with cottage cheese), I passed them by.   The taste of remembering how many people have died so far ( 15) from listeria laced cantaloupe made […]

Back to school food safety tips

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2011-As children go back to school to feed their hungry minds, parents will be turning their attention to feeding those hungry bodies with healthy and nutritious snacks at home. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today issued tips to keep kids safe from food poisoning as […]

Food recall: layer dip with guacamole, possible food poisoning

In a nutshell: Some avocado pulp used in a certain brand of Layer Dips may be contaminated with listeria. From the company press release distributed by the FDA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 12, 2011 – Fresh Food Concepts, Inc. of Buena Park, CA is voluntarily recalling various Layer Dip products containing guacamole because the […]

Food poisoning: E.coli strawberry outbreak in Oregon

Food poisoning: E.coli strawberry outbreak in Oregon This has really flown under the radar except maybe in Oregon. According to Food Safety News, “one person in Oregon has been killed and at least nine others — and possibly as many as 16 — have been sickened in an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to […]

Ground Turkey Food Safety: Public Health Salmonella Alert

77 illnesses reported in 26 states from the FDA press release WASHINGTON, July 29, 2011 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns about illnesses caused by Salmonella Heidelberg that may be associated with use and consumption of ground turkey. This […]

Food poisoning and food safety

Everyday there’s at least one and sometimes two or three food recalls. Food recalls happen for any number of reasons — mislabeling of products by omitting to list an ingredient such as milk, whey, soy, peanuts or eggs. These ingredients are called allergens and if someone is allergic to milk and accidentally consumes it — […]

Dog food recall: pig ears in 18 states, possible salmonella

In a nutshell:  pig ears recalled in 18 states; possible salmonella; can affect people and dogs from the company press release distributed by the FDA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 8, 2011 – Jones Natural Chews Co of Rockford, IL is recalling 2705 boxes of Pig Ears because it has the potential to be contaminated […]

Top 10 Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving Dinner

Image by Pink Sherbet Photography via Flickr Top 10 Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving Dinner The California Poison Control System requested that I share these tips with you and said-, “please don’t pass the salmonella.” In its latest year of surveillance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention documented 1,097 reported outbreaks resulting in 21,244 […]