Being in the “food industry” for the last 26 years has given me a lot of insight into the good and the bad of how our food is produced.  Late last week when I stumbled upon yet another E. coli outbreak linked to leafy greens – specifically romaine – that had been hidden from public

I am working on yet another E. coli HUS case linked to a food product that should never had been tainted in the first place.  I had asked a parent of a client to give me a sense of the worst of the many bad times.  I deleted information that could identify the case.

On

And, I really LOVE emails.

Here is the CDC Abstract:

Authors: Amelia Keaton, R. Hassan, S. Luna, I. Lee, R. Magalhaes, M. Bidlack, L. Smith, R. Maves, D. Freer, K. Flinn, G. Monk, P. Graf, K. Trinh, J. Crandall, D. Noveroske, G. Fortenberry, L. Ramos, R. Recio, C. Peak, E. McDonald, T. Waltz, K. Patel,

Berry, Elaine D., James E. Wells, Lisa M. Durso, Kristina M. Friesen, James L. Bono, and Trevor V. Suslow (2019) Occurrence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Pest Flies Captured in Leafy Greens Plots Grown Near a Beef Cattle Feedlot. Journal of Food Protection: August 2019, Vol. 82, No. 8, pp. 1300-1307.https://doi.org/10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-18-601

Leafy greens are leading

I woke up this morning to the sad news of yet other injuries and a death linked to animal contact at a fair.

San Diego County health officials announced late Friday night that a 2-year-old child has died and three other children between 2 and 13 years old have become ill after having contact with