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Fast Food Play Areas – Gross or Fun?

August 18, 2011 by


I will admit that when my children were toddlers (just a few years ago), I avoided Fast Food play areas at all costs. I’m a germaphobe, unlike my husband who would happily let the kids play in the indoor play areas. It seems like I am not alone in my fear of the “fast food play area.” […]

Unsafe School Lunches

August 9, 2011 by


MSNBC reported yesterday that 9 out of 10 preschool lunches are served at unsafe temperatures.  Experts in the article stated that it’s hard to determine if this will lead to more foodborne illness cases.  According to the study and report Ninety percent of the 705-preschooler sack lunches tested by University of Texas scientists had risen […]

U.S. Food Pathogen Testing Grows By 18%

July 8, 2011 by


Testing for microbial contamination by the U.S. food industry is on the rise according to a new report from Strategic Consulting, Inc. (SCI), a Woodstock, Vermont company.  Thomas Weschler, president and report author, says that while the food safety testing market has shown solid growth in the last decade, recent concerns about contaminants such as E-coli […]

Evergreen Produce Recalls Sprouts in Five States

July 1, 2011 by


Following a formal recall request from the FDA, Evergreen Fresh Sprouts has initiated a recall of alfalfa sprouts and spicy sprouts. Here is the Evergreen recall. Prior to Evergreen’s recall, all four distributors also issued recall notices and/or destroyed the affected product, and notified their customers of FDA’s advisory. On July 27, 2011, the FDA […]

Don’t eat sprouts: 19 sick with Salmonella in U.S.

June 26, 2011 by


Idaho state public health officials are investigating a number of salmonella cases believed to be connected to the consumption of alfalfa sprouts. The investigation is ongoing and includes 19 ill persons from northern Idaho, eastern Washington and western Montana. Of the persons reported with salmonella infection linked to the outbreak, six have reported consumption of […]