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Recalled Frozen Food May Have Ended Up in Schools

300,000 pounds of frozen food recalled as a result of an E. coli scare may have been distributed to schools, according to the company that manufactured the products. Rich Products Corp. has recalled 10 million pounds of frozen food over the course of 2 weeks after 27 E. coli illnesses in 15 different states were -->

Wappinger Central Student Lawsuit Spotlights Rise in E. Coli Cases

According to the Poughkeepsie Journal, E. coli outbreaks are on the rise. Though there are only a handful of confirmed cases each year in Dutchess Country, former student Caitlin Holt’s lawsuit against Wappingers Central School District after a 2010 outbreak brings light to potential dangers within the U.S. food system. 18-year-old Holt was hospitalized for -->

Listeria Outbreak from Tainted Cantaloupe Deadliest in Over a Decade

Health officials today are estimating as many as 16 people have died from a possible listeria illness traced to Colorado cantaloupes.  The outbreak is the deadliest food outbreak in over a decade. Tuesday, the Center for Disease Prevention (CDC) said 72 illnesses are linked to the tainted fruit, including 13 deaths. Newly confirmed deaths in -->

Prepare Against Foodborne Illnesses

Have you noticed the increased amount of reported foodborne illness outbreaks lately? The CDC estimates that 1 in 6 Americans are exposed to a foodborne illness each year. Symptoms from bacteria such as Campylobacter, Salmonella and E. Coli can last up to two days and include fever, diarrhea and abdominal craps. Severe complications may lead -->