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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 -->

Peterson Company Recalls Cheese for Possible Health Risk in Two States

According to a press release issued on September 17, Peterson Company is recalling their Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand cheese that came from its supplier Forever Cheese of Long Island City, NY. Forever Cheese recalled this product due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young -->

Whole Foods Recalls Cheese in 21 States and in Washington, D.C.

According to a press release issued on September 12, Whole Foods Market announced that it is recalling its ricotta salata sold in 21 states and Washington, D.C. that came from the supplier Forever Cheese Inc. of Long Island City, NY.  Forever Cheese recalled this product because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism -->

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 -->

Chamberlain Farm Produce, Inc. Recalls Cantaloupes

According to a press release issued on August 22, Chamberlain Farm Produce, Inc. of Owensville, Indiana, is voluntarily recalling all of its cantaloupes from the 2012 growing season that may remain in the marketplace. There is concern that the cantaloupes may be contaminated with Salmonella. People infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting -->

Gills Onions Issues Recall on Products Because of Possible Health Risk

July 25, 2012  Gills Onions has extended an earlier voluntary recall on diced, slivered and whole peeled onions and diced onion/celery mix with use-by-dates on or before August 3, 2012.  The FDA recently conducted investigations in the Gills Onion Facility where they identified Listeria.  The recalled products were shipped to retailers in Canada, and the -->

Sartori Inspirations Issues Recall on Ciolo Products Because of Possible Health Risk

July 24, 2012 Sartori Inspirations, manufacturer of the Ciolo and Piccolo line of artisanal pesto, dips, tapenades and spreads, initiated a recall on items containing onions from Gills Onions, which may be contaminated by Listeria.  The items potentially affected are sold at Whole Food Markets located in CO, TX, CT, WA, and MD.  Items containing -->

River Ranch Recalls Retail and Food Service Salads Because of Possible Health Risk

According to a press release issued on May 18, River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC of Salinas, California is initiating a voluntary recall of retail and foodservice bagged salads. The packaged vegetables were found to have the potential of being contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes following a series of routine, random marketplace tests conducted by the Food -->

150 Cases of Food Poisoning at Mother’s Day Event

Food poisoning traced to New York’s Putnam County Buddhist temple celebrating Mother’s Day struck at least 150 people last Sunday, including 20 visitors from New York’s Chinatown on a trip to Woodbury Common. Eric Gross, spokesman for the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services, said the incident started at a Buddhist Day Garden Party at -->

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 -->