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NYC restaurant inspection and disclosure program sucks: expert?

April 14, 2014 by


by Doug Powell Restaurant inspection and disclosure programs like the A, B, C system favored by New York City, has a lot of problems: but I wouldn’t want to be the politician who says, this public health data is too complicated for you, so it’s secret. The challenge is how to best improve disclosure systems. […]

Potential outbreak at Muskegon sports bar

April 11, 2014 by


by Ben Chapman Muskegon, MI birthplace of the Detroit Red Wings’ Justin Abdelkader and punk rocker Iggy Pop is also home to what looks like a foodborne illness outbreak. According to Mlive, patrons of Bonicki’s Bistro reported illnesses to owner Norm Spyke as well as the local health authorities. Officials at Public Health – Muskegon County are […]

Man arrested at NY airport for smuggling cocaine in frozen meat

April 8, 2014 by


by Doug Powell Many years ago when I was a teenager, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (Canada), some friends went to Jamacia, and came back with a wooden owl – filled with ganga. Things haven’t changed much. From the frozen meat files, a man who was flying from Trinidad to […]

300+ report Norovirus symptoms linked to Japanese steakhouse in Michigan

April 7, 2014 by


by Doug Powell With more than 300 people now reporting symptoms consistent with norovirus linked to the Wild Chef Japenese Steakhouse in Michigan, public health types have now said it’s safe to reopen. Ottawa County Public Health spokeswoman Kristina Wieghmink said the department is still awaiting laboratory results to determine what the cause of outbreak […]

Possible foodborne illness at Minn. Lion’s Club

April 1, 2014 by


by Doug Powell The Minnesota Department of Health is, according to the Brainerd Dispatch, investigating possible foodborne illnesses after some people got sick after a Nisswa Lion’s Club meeting. The March 24 Lion’s club meeting was conducted at the Nisswa Community Center. Food was served by the regular caterer, Red, White and Blue Catering of […]


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