March 2008

Munching on fresh cantaloupe this morning made me check in on the status of the Salmonella Litchfield outbreak that has sickened 50 across the United States over the last months.  Unfortunately, outbreaks tied to cantaloupe have been a far to frequent occurrence. There have been several articles on what consumers can and can not

According to the Courier Journal, Staphylococcus aureus bacteria may have sickened more than 137 people who ate an Easter buffet at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville, state health officials said today. There is a report of one possible death. Preliminary results from the Kentucky State Lab suggested that Staphylococcus aureus might be the

According to a press release, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced a public meeting to discuss challenges and proposed solutions in moving forward to address recalls and illnesses related to E. coli O157:H7.

The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 9, from 8 a.m. to 5

Ann Imse, Rocky Mountain News reports that the “Big flush begins today in Alamosa.”  Although the flushing seems dramatic, there still seems to be no understanding of the source of the Salmonella in the first place.

Although she reports that “chlorinated water will rush through 50 miles of pipes beginning today to try to