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Add food safety cards: TX restaurant hands out rule cards instructing how kids should act

November 17, 2015 by


by Doug Powell A restaurant is hoping to pre-empt unruly child behavior by giving parents with kids a rule card about proper table manners when they get seated. Can diners have food safety cards they can hand to staff? For the last few months, d, a Mexican restaurant located in the suburbs of Houston, Texas, […]

113 now sick in Texas Cyclospora outbreak; no food IDed yet

July 6, 2015 by


by Doug Powell A recent surge in reports of illnesses due to the parasite Cyclospora  has prompted the Texas Department of State Health Services to investigate the infections in hopes of determining a common source. DSHS has received reports of 113 Cyclosporiasis cases from around Texas this year, including 101 in the last two weeks. DSHS […]

Girls receive support after police shut down lemonade stand

June 12, 2015 by


Andria and Zoey Green from Texas set up a lemonade stand to raise money for a Father’s Day gift, but the small business was quickly shut down. “We were there for about an hour and the police department pulled up, code enforcement officer and the chief. She pulled me to the side and said we […]

64 now sick with Salmonella from small-town Texas restaurant

March 12, 2015 by


by Doug Powell For a Texas town of barely 8,000 people, 64 sick from Salmonella linked to the same restaurant is a lot. Officials say 12 additional cases came from the X10 In Texas Restaurant in Dalhart after it voluntarily closed when the bacteria was first discovered. As a result state health officials conducted another […]

Ground Beef Recall – update

October 6, 2014 by


The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a Texas company is recalling nearly 91,000 pounds of ground beef products that might be contaminated with pieces of metal. Corpus Christi-based Sam Kane Beef Processors is recalling the beef products after four consumer complaints were received about pieces of metal, approximately 3 mm in size, being found. Three […]

Cyclospora redux: Cilantro linked to 21 illnesses in Texas

August 29, 2014 by


by Ben Chapman We eat a lot of cilantro in my house; whether in fresh salsa, guacamole or as an ingredient in tacos it’s a favorite. I’m rethinking my love of the herb as it’s entering the raw sprouts realm. After notable recalls in 2009, 2011 and a 2013 Cyclospora outbreak where the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and […]

Mad cow disease-related death confirmed in Texas

June 8, 2014 by


By Jacque Wilson, CNN According to CNN, mad cow disease has caused a fourth death in the United States, health officials say. Lab tests have confirmed that a patient in Texas who recently died had Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Variant CJD is a fatal brain disorder linked to eating beef from cattle with mad cow disease, […]


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