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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, […]

Mexican Restaurant re-opened after Salmonella outbreak

May 24, 2014 by


Fuego Tortilla Grill voluntarily shuts its doors after an outbreak of Salmonella. Texas Department of State Health Services began investigating a number of local Salmonella cases back in September of last year and have had intermittent reports since then. TDSHS informed Brazos County Health Department officials in January that according to questionnaires filled out by […]

Wild Shrimp Recall

March 22, 2014 by


Giant and Stop & Shop have posted the following recalls on their  websites: Texas Wild Caught Shrimp 16/20 Recall Date: Mar 21, 2014 SB P&D SHR16-20 THW TP – 1 EA UPC: 2443100000 Codes:Remove All Product Labeled – Texas Wild Caught Shrimp SB P&D SHRMP 16/20 20#C – 2 LB UPC: 2724145016 Codes: Remove All […]

Texas Issues Fish Consumption Advisory

January 29, 2014 by


The Texas Department of State Health Services has issued a fish consumption advisory for portions of the Neches River Basin, including Sam Rayburn Reservoir and B.A. Steinhagen Reservoir. The advisory covers six species of fish caught between the State Highway 7 bridge west of Lufkin downstream to the U.S. Highway 96 bridge near Evadale and […]

6 Sick with Norovirus; don’t eat oysters from Copano Bay, TX

January 18, 2014 by


by Doug Powell The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to eat raw or partially cooked oysters harvested from Copano Bay, in Aransas County, Texas, harvested between Dec. 26, 2013 and Jan. 9, 2014.  Oysters harvested from Copano Bay, Texas, on Dec. 26, 2013, and then shipped by Alby’s Seafood of Fulton, […]


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