Tag Archives: food poisoning

Nearly 200K Pacifiers Recalled

A popular baby product company, Munchkins, recently issued a pacifier and pacifier clip recall. According to the company and to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)  the pacifiers pose a choking risk to youngsters.  The recalled products were sold nationwide, both online and in big name stores like Target, Walmart, and Babies R Us, -->

The Hidden Ingredient Lurking in Your Cheese: WOOD PULP

In February 2016 shocking headlines surfaced across the country claiming cheese a number of well known corporations included filler in their cheese products. The filler of choice?  Wood Pulp and Saw Dust. One of the corporations, Castle Cheese co, shocked customers when executives from the company plead pled guilty to “aiding and abetting the introduction -->

The Cause of E. Coli Outbreaks at Chipotle Still a Mystery

The Center for Disease Control released a statement summarizing their investigation into the cause of the Chipotle Outbreak that sickened 60 people in 14 states was inconclusive. There were no deaths associated with the outbreak but 22 of the victims were hospitalized.  Chipotle responded to the disastrous situation by implementing new safety protocols to reduce -->

FDA Exploring Possible Implications of Caffeine Laced Foods

FoodSafetyNews.com recently published an article highlighting the FDA’s inquiry into a peanut butter product manufactured by “STEEM,” a Greenfield, MA company. You’ll fine many of the expected peanut butter ingredients in “STEEM” with an exception: green coffee extract. Each serving packs as much caffeine as up to two cups of coffee.  According to the company -->

Warning! Whole Foods Recall

If you reside in New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire of New Jersey and shop at Whole Foods please take note!  Whole Foods Curry Chicken Salad and Deli Chicken salad sold prepackaged, at salad bars, in sandwiches, and in chef’s cases have been recalled. The recall was issued due to potential Listeria -->

Fewer Foodborne Illness Outbreaks Being Reported, Few Being Solved

The U.S. Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) released its most recent summary of foodborne illness outbreaks in the United States. The reports found that 818 foodborne outbreaks were reported in the US in 2013, which is consistent with the 800-850 outbreaks reported in past years. The number of reported outbreaks has actually declined in -->

FOOD RECALL on Kraft Macaroni & Cheese due to Potential Metal Contaminate.

Earlier this week The FDA announced that Kraft Food Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 6.5 Million boxes of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, after it was revealed they have potentially been contaminated with metal pieces The recalled product is limited to the 7.25-oz. size of the Original flavor of boxed dinner with the “Best When Used -->

Food Poisoning can even lurk on the OUTSIDE of food packaging.

Did you know that 3 out of 4 store chickens are contaminated with the bacteria campylobacter? The bacteria can cause diarrhea, vomiting, fever and abdominal pain, and is the most common cause of food poisoning! Good hygiene is the most important thing to remember when handling chicken. This starts the moment that you pick it -->

Food Safety: How to Reduce your Risk of Listeria.

There have been multiple recent news reports of food recalls due to possible contamination of the organism Listeria monocytogenes, but what is Listeria, and how can it affect you? Listeria has the strongest effect on children, frail or elderly, people with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women. It can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, meningitis, and in -->

Why Did Last Night’s Chicken Make You Sick?

Each year, contaminated food sickens 48 million Americans. 28,000 of those are hospitalized, and 3,000 die as a result. The pathogen Salmonella is both common and potentially lethal. It infects more than a million Americans each year, sending 19,000 victims to the hospital, and killing more people than any other food-born pathogen. A recent U.S.D.A. -->