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Food Safety Smarts

September 8, 2016 by


Food Safety Smarts from CDC Use these tools and tips to help prevent food poisoning. Your kitchen is filled with food safety tools that, when used properly, can help keep you and your loved ones healthy. Learn how to make the most of these tools so that your kitchen is your home’s food safety headquarters. […]

CDC version: 4 dead, 33 sickened from Listeria linked to Dole packaged greens

August 26, 2016 by


by Doug Powell The U.S. Centers for Disease Control came out with a summary of its investigation of Listeria in Dole packaged leafy greens produced at its Columbus, Ohio plant. In September 2015, PulseNet, the national molecular subtyping network for foodborne disease surveillance, identified a cluster of Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) clinical isolates indistinguishable by two-enzyme […]

Lab worker stricken with Salmonella at CDC

April 3, 2016 by


by Doug Powell Salmonella is not a select agent. Preliminary laboratory tests indicate that the worker was infected with a strain of Salmonella which matched the strain being worked on in the lab.  The worker is well and back at CDC and, based on what we know now, no other staff were exposed. The worker had hands-on training […]

CDC: Chipotle outbreaks appear to be over

February 1, 2016 by


CDC: Chipotle outbreaks appear to be over. These two outbreaks appear to be over. The most recent illness reported to CDC started on December 1, 2015. CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, and public health officials in several states investigated two separate outbreaks of […]

CDC: Update on Chipotle

December 21, 2015 by


CDC updates on Chipotle outbreak. One more ill person has been reported from Pennsylvania since the last update. This person did not report eating at Chipotle Mexican Grill in the week before November 14, 2015, when illness started. Reports to PulseNet of new illnesses in this outbreak have slowed substantially since the peak of the […]

CDC: 52 people, 9 states sickened with E. coli from Chipotle

December 5, 2015 by


CDC: Chipotle Case count update Since the last update on November 20, seven more ill people have been reported from California (1), Illinois (1), Maryland (1), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (1), and Washington (1). Fifty-two people infected with the outbreak strain of STEC O26 have been reported from 9 states. The majority of illnesses have been […]

CDC: 19 people infected in 7 states from E. coli in Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad

November 25, 2015 by


CDC update on Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad Recall. As of November 23, 2015, 19 people infected with the outbreak strain of STEC O157:H7 have been reported from 7 states. The majority of illnesses have been reported from states in the western United States. 5 ill people have been hospitalized, and 2 have developed hemolytic uremic […]