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Category Archives: Food Poisoning

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 -->

Fairway Market recalls its Brand Raw Hazelnuts due to Possible Salmonella Contamination.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Fairway market is recalling its brand Raw Hazelnuts (Filberts) due to possible contamination with Salmonella. Salmonella can cause serious and even fatal infections in young children, elderly or others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with the bacteria can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and -->

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. -->

Dole Fresh Vegetables Voluntarily Recalls Limited Number of Bagged Salads Due to Possible Health Risk

On March 13, 2014 Dole Fresh Vegetables announced that they are voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of bagged salad. The products being recalled are Dole Italian Blend (UPC 7143000819), Fresh Selections Italian Style Blend (UPC 1111091045), Little Salad Bar Italian Salad (UPC 4149811014) and Market side Italian Style Salad (UPC 8113102780) coded A058201A -->

F.D.A Proposes Rules to Enforce U.S. Standards for Imported Food

The Food and Drug Administration has proposed a new rule that would require food importers such as Walmart and Cargill to ensure that their foreign manufacturers follow American food safety standards in an effort to prevent contamination and illness. Shockingly, about 15% of the food that we as Americans consume comes from overseas, including over -->

UPDATE: Stomach Bug Outbreak

The source of the widespread stomach bug outbreak has been tracked in at least two states to a Mexican farm that supplied salad mix to Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants. On Sunday, the FDA announced that the illnesses in Nebraska and Iowa have been traced to Taylor Farms in Salinas, California. The FDA is -->

Stomach Bug Outbreak: Should We Wash Bagged Lettuce?

When we purchase a bag of “pre-washed” lettuce, we expect it to be pre-washed and have no trace of parasites. However, a recent report has been released stating that nearly 400 people have been sickened due to packaged salad mixes. What’s even more alarming is the fact that state and federal officials are refusing to -->

Whole Foods Market Recalls Cheese Because of Possible Health Risk

According to the FDA on July 5, 2013, Whole Foods Market announced that it is recalling Crave Brothers Les Frères cheese in response to a recall by the Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Company of Waterloo, Wisconsin. The cheese is being recalled because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can -->

How to Steer Clear of Salmonella This Season

As the weather heats up, barbeques and cookouts become more common. It is important to understand the cause of and tips to avoid Salmonella poisoning. What exactly is Salmonella?Salmonella is the most common cause of foodborne illness in the United States. This bacteria can be found in raw poultry, eggs, beef and unwashed produce. It -->

Food Co. Recalls Gouda Cheeses Because of Possible Health Risk

According to the FDA on June 3, Finger Lakes Farmstead Cheese Company LLC of Trumansburg, NY is recalling 12 wheels of GOUDA cheese manufactured on December 20, 2012. he results of U.S. Food and Drug Administration product sampling revealed the presence of GOUDA Cheese contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes Type 1. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism -->

Protect Yourself From Foodborne Illnesses & Contaminants

While the American food supply is among the safest in the world, the Federal government estimates that there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illness annually – that’s 1 in 6 Americans each year. Each year these illnesses result in 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths, according to the FDA. Follow these tips on how -->

China’s Food Play Extends Its Reach, Already Mighty

A growing amount of food that is commonly consumed by Americans is imported from China. These types of food range from canned tuna to fresh vegetables and apple juice. By the end of last year, 4.1 billion pounds of food products were imported from China. When Smithfield Foods, one of the largest old pork producers -->

Caffeine-Laced Foods Spur F.D.A. Investigation

Caffeine has become increasingly easy to find in foods that are intentionally laced with it. Caffeine is being added to different products that you wouldn’t expect to contain it such as marshmallows, jelly beans, potato chips, waffles and even water. Wrigley, the chewing gum manufacturer, has created a line of caffeinated chewing gum. Each piece -->

4 Summer Food Safety Tips

As the weather heats up we start to consume seasonal produce or hold backyard barbeques. It’s easy to forget that as the temperature rises, so does the chance that you will get sick from contaminated foods. Bacteria thrive in warmer weather and those who cook outside frequently are more susceptible to these illnesses. Follow these -->

Orville Redenbacher’s® Classic Kettle Korn Ready-to-Eat Popcorn Recalled Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen

According to the FDA, on April 26, 2013, ConAgra Foods, Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is voluntarily recalling packages of its Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn flavor ready-to-eat popcorn that may contain an undeclared allergen, milk. Certain bags of the Kettle Korn flavored ready-to-eat popcorn may have inadvertently been filled -->

Cantaloupe Contamination: Why Are They So Often Responsible For Foodborne Illness Outbreaks?

Cantaloupes contaminated with salmonella and Listeria have been reported over the past few months and years. Cantaloupes seem more likely than any other fruits and vegetables to carry pathogens. If you believe that you or a member of your family have been sickened due to contaminated produce, please contact us immediately. Visit our food poisoning -->

Riskiest Foods: Leafy Greens

Each year approximately 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from food poisoning. Surprisingly, leafy greens are the biggest source of foodborne illness. The Centers for Disease control released a study that determined leafy greens like lettuce and spinach are the leading sources of food poisoning. The findings should not discourage people from eating produce, but -->