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30+ Ill Diners Result in Channahon, IL Restaurant Closing

October 6, 2013 by


On September 25, Hacienda Don Villo voluntarily closed its doors after the Grundy County Health Department investigated more than 30 cases of diners who became ill after eating at the restaurant, a cording to an article in the Channahon-Minooka Patch. “We got our first complaint on the 23rd of September and we went out there […]

Dozens hit by illness at health worker convention

September 19, 2013 by


by Doug Powell I can’t count the number of times I’ve been served raw sprouts at some food safety function. Or departmental meeting involving science types who should know better.       Preaching and practice are different things, I guess. Erie County Health Department officials in Ohio are still running tests and going through questionnaires in an […]

48 Cases of Cyclospora reported in Texas

July 19, 2013 by


Today I had a treat. I was a guest lecturer at the Boston University School of Investigative Journalism. The students picked different topics to research on in the food safety field. I gave a brief overview of US Food Safety followed by my take on food safety issues. I gave a brief demonstration on washing fruit […]

Raw milk cheese? Maine bistro probed as possible source of foodborne illness

June 27, 2013 by


by Doug Powell A popular Portland restaurant was investigated this month as a possible source of foodborne illness, the second such investigation of the restaurant in 18 months. The Portland Press Herald reports health officials zeroed in on Petite Jacqueline after a food handler and a patron were stricken by the same bacterial illness on […]

Can your reusable grocery bag make you sick? This study finds that they can.

February 11, 2013 by


I am an advocate f or reusable grocery bags to a point. The grocery store baggers tend to overfill the bags making them extremely heavy to carry into my house. Also if I don’t use get plastic bags sometimes, I won’t have anything to use in my bathroom wastebasket or to place food scraps when I peel […]


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