March 2012

BotulismToFu.jpgThe New York City Health Department is investigating one confirmed and one suspect case of botulism, a rare but serious foodborne illness caused by an extremely potent toxin. Both patients are Chinese-speaking Queens residents and had recently purchased unrefrigerated fresh bulk tofu from the same store in Flushing.

Botulism impairs the body’s nervous system.


CDC reports today:

• A total of 66 persons infected with outbreak strains of Salmonella Sandiego, Salmonella Pomona, and Salmonella Poona have been reported from 16 states.

• The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Arizona (2), California (8), Georgia (1), Indiana (1), Kentucky (1), Massachusetts (3), Maryland (6), Michigan

blue-ocean-smokehouse (1).pngThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in a complaint filed by the Department of Justice, is seeking to stop the processing and distribution of fish products at Blue Ocean Smokehouse because of a risk of botulism and other food hazards.

If granted, the permanent injunction against Fujino Enterprises Inc., doing business as Blue Ocean Smokehouse

Ready for Easter our feed store is well stocked with chicks and ducklings for the Easter Bunny to deliver. They should come, however, with a warning. If you touch them, wash your hands.

duck and chicks salmonella.jpgRemember, that back in October 2011, a total of 68 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Altona were been reported

Sysco Seattle Inc., a Seattle, Wash. firm, is recalling approximately 16,800 pounds of ground beef patties imported from Canada because they may have been contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

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  • 10 lb. boxes of PRIME