Opinion I.M. Healthy – goodness the irony. For a bit(e) of history: In the Spring of 2017, the CDC reported that thirty-two people infected with the outbreak strains of E. coli O157: H7 were reported from 12 states – Arizona 4, California 5, Florida 2, Illinois 1, Massachusetts 1, Maryland 1, Missouri 1, New... Continue Reading
The Food and Drug Administration recently sent warning letters to a Massachusetts bakery, two seafood processing facilities in China and Greece because inspectors found significant violations of U.S. food safety laws at their operations. Businesses have 15 days to respond in writing to the FDA after receiving a warning letter. If they don’t correct the violations,... Continue Reading
With the deadline approaching, new safety rules for truck drivers, including definitions for agricultural commodities are not getting much public feedback. The deadline for comments is Sept. 27, 2019, and currently, just 30 have shared their opinions with the federal Department of Transporation (DOT). Two farm trucks haul corn, soybeans, and turfgrass within 50 miles... Continue Reading
Opinion Foodborne illnesses are not generally considered to be “highly contagious.” There are exceptions of course. Children in close contact can give each other E. coli infections. But generally speaking, if you don’t eat the contaminated food, you aren’t going to become ill just because you have contact with those who did. ‘ Nobody wants... Continue Reading
Urban Remedy, a California-based producer and retailer of ultra-fresh, organic meals, is voluntarily recalling 76 salads and wraps that contain spinach that may be contaminated with E. coli. Seventy-six salads and wraps are still unaccounted for. No juices or any other products are being recalled.