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Chipotle closing locations for food safety meeting Nationwide

January 15, 2016 by


Acccording to a Boston article in the Boston Globe, Chipotle is closing all locations nationwide briefly to hold a  national team meeting about food safety. “We are hosting a national team meeting to thank our employees for their hard work through this difficult time, discuss some of the food safety changes we are implementing, and […]

Pregnant? FDA wants you to be food safe

January 8, 2016 by


Foodborne Risks for Pregnant Women As a mom-to-be, there are 3 specific foodborne risks that you need to be aware of. These risks can cause serious illness or death to you or your unborn child. Follow these steps to help ensure a healthy pregnancy. 1. Listeria monocytogenes What it is: A harmful bacterium that can […]

Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Hurricane Joaquin

October 2, 2015 by


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted due to Hurricane Joaquin.A hurricane watch for the East coast of the U.S. could be required as early as tonight and into the weekend. Residents along the East Coast should pay close […]

Atlanta café sucks at handwashing

August 8, 2015 by


by Doug Powell Multiple food prep employees at Saigon Cafe in Buford were only rinsing their hands briefly in cold water while prepping food during a recent inspection, leading to a failing health score. The Gwinnett County health inspector said another employee touched raw beef with gloved hands, then took off the gloves to handle […]

The Superbugs in Our Food Supply Must Be Stopped

July 23, 2015 by


by Lance B. Price The food safety system in the U.S. has traditionally monitored a few well-known bacteria. We look for bugs such as Listeria, Salmonella and Campylobacter because they cause millions of food-borne infections every year. Today, my colleagues and I published research in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases suggesting that it is time […]

Undercover Exposé: Inhumane Treatment of Animals, Food Safety Concerns at Costco Egg Supplier

June 12, 2015 by


Newly-released undercover footage shows inhumane treatment of animals and food safety concerns at a facility supplying eggs to Costco, the nation’s second-largest grocery retailer. The Humane Society of the United States shot the video during an undercover exposé. The investigation was conducted recently at Hillandale Farms in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It uncovered: Birds forced to share […]

Memorial Day Food Safety Tips

May 21, 2015 by


Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, and many Americans will celebrate with cookouts, camping, road trips and other activities that involve food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is reminding families to take extra care not to let foodborne bacteria, which grows more quickly in hot weather, […]