December 2011

iceburg lettuce salmonella.jpgSmith’s grocery stores in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and northern Nevada are pulling all Growers Express brand iceberg lettuce from its shelves after receiving a Class 1 recall last night. In addition, Kroger stores in North Carolina, Virginia, Eastern West Virginia, and Eastern Kentucky are also pulling the product.

The iceberg lettuce is being recalled

Later this week we will be filing suit against yet another raw milk producer.  Here are some of the details from the complaint.

Screen Shot 2011-12-28 at 5.34.11 PM.pngFrom late-August through early-November 2011, contaminated raw milk produced by Cozy Valley caused at least three children to become infected by a genetically indistinguishable strain of E. coli O157:H7. The three children,

Screen Shot 2011-12-27 at 3.59.48 PM.pngAccording to a complaint filed in Bernalillo County District Court (#D-202-CV-2011-12566), 63-year old Rene Gaxiola consumed cantaloupe that was produced by Jensen Farms in the weeks leading up to his illness.  On September 7, 2011, Mr. Gaxiola began experiencing symptoms of Listeria illness such as fever, chills, cramps, and diarrhea.  The same day his condition

eye-attachment.jpgI am so tired of the emails from people – mostly people linked to the food industry – who just say, “cook it” or “wash it” and all will be good.

Say, how good is your eyesight?

Definition of Infective dose – the amount that can sicken or kill you or your kid after ingestion. 

It was great to see Jennifer Brown of the Denver Posts story this morning “Concerns grow over salmonella that survives antibiotics” about the growing trend of outbreak linked to antibiotic-resistant Salmonella.  It’s worth a read:

Public Health Fact:

“… hundreds of people were sickened in 2011 because one of the four strains of antibiotic-resistant salmonella