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20 sick with campy linked to raw milk in Colorado

September 26, 2016 by


by Doug Powell Jakob Rodgers of The Gazette reports that up to 20 people have been sickened from raw milk supplied by a ranch in Pueblo County, leading health officials to warn against drinking unpasteurized milk from the farm. The outbreak of campylobacteriosis – an infection causing nausea and diarrhea – stems from raw milk […]

Disclosure and sick leave: CO lawmaker wants restaurants to post notice if workers are not given 5 paid sick days

January 28, 2016 by


by Doug Powell A Colorado lawmaker is proposing a “Scarlet Letter” of sorts for statewide restaurants. State Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, D-Westminster, wants to require restaurant owners to have to post a notice on their door if they do not give their employees five paid sick days. “If employees are not offered paid time off when […]

Aurora school staffer fired for giving free lunches to students who couldn’t pay

June 3, 2015 by


An act of kindness is causing outrage in the Cherry Creek School District. An employee is out of a job after giving out free lunches to certain students. The Denver Post reports Della Curry, the kitchen manager at Dakota Valley Elementary School in Aurora, lost her job because she was giving food to kids who […]

Hepatitis A incident leads Colorado restaurant to make vaccinations for staff mandatory

June 28, 2014 by


by Ben Chapman Ft. Collins Colarodo is home of New Belgium beer, Colorado State University, and a restaurant that has been stung by having a food handler test positive with Hepatitis A. According to, Tortilla Marissa’s North of the Border Cafe is closed until public health folks give them the okay to reopen. A […]

Listeria lawsuits question food safety audits

January 10, 2014 by


by Doug Powell Lawsuits filed by victims of a 2011 Listeria outbreak that killed four New Mexicans and severely sickened a fifth raise questions about the effectiveness of food safety inspections required by many retailers. The New Mexico victims were among 33 people killed nationally by bacterial infections linked to cantaloupes grown at a farm […]

Rescue Mission sends 50+ homeless to hospital for food poisoning

July 24, 2012 by


(CBS News) A food poisoning outbreak from turkey served at the Denver Rescue Mission has sent more than 50 people to the hospital for treatment. CBS Denver reports that officials said the sickness hit people who ate a turkey dinner consisting of meat that had been donated at the shelter. The foodborne illness led many […]

Listeria blamed for third death in Colorado

October 1, 2011 by


Listeria blamed for third death in Colorado Health officials in Colorado have blamed a third death on a multistate listeria outbreak traced to cantaloupe from a Colorado farm. The Mesa County Health Department said today that federal officials confirmed the death was caused by the listeria strain in the broad outbreak. The federal Centers for […]