Browsing All posts tagged under »foodborne illness«

19 illnesses in Alabama linked to church meal

June 21, 2014 by


by Ben Chapman Community dinners, the fellowship-fostering events often organized by churches are a nostalgic link to the past when a congregation would financially support members’ activities through chili, pancakes or barbecue. They also, according to CDC’s Rob Tauxe, have created some of the easily traced foodborne illness outbreaks. Like this 2013 outbreak in North Carolina. And it looks like […]

CDC: limited progress in reducing foodborne infections in 2013

April 17, 2014 by


The nation’s food safety grades are out and the results are mixed.  CDC’s annual report card shows that foodborne infections continue to be an important public health problem in the United States. The rate of salmonella infections decreased by about nine percent in 2013 compared with the previous three years, bringing it to the rate […]

Minnesota DOH investigating Foodborne Illness at Lion’s Club

April 3, 2014 by


The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating possible foodborne illnesses after some people got sick after a Nisswa Lion’s Club meeting. The March 24 Lion’s club meeting was conducted at the Nisswa Community Center. Food was served by the regular caterer, Red, White and Blue Catering of Nisswa, said Lion’s club president Duane Blanck. The […]

Resolve to Fight Foodborne Illness in 2014

December 31, 2013 by


Posted by Jason Waggoner, Public Affairs Specialist, Food Safety Education Staff, USDA blog   As 2013 comes to a close and 2014 draws nearer, many people begin to think about ways in which to make their lives better in the year to come and formulate various resolutions to achieve those goals. Some people may want […]

Does Hepatitis E come from food?

September 17, 2013 by


by Doug Powell A UK report concludes that 10 per cent of sausages sampled were found to contain Hepatitis E and there is “increasing evidence’ that hepatitis E is a foodborne infection. The infection was once considered very rare but cases have risen by nearly 40 per cent in a year and there were 657 […]

Indian Restaurant closed for critical foodborne illness violations

April 2, 2012 by


GHAZAL FINE INDIAN CUISINE 707 CENTRE ST JAMAICA PLAIN MA. 02130 Inspection Date: 3/29/2012 Here is a partial list of the critical foodborne violations. Cooling: Comments: provide proper cooling procedures/training for a staff/cooks….observed cooling in dirty 5 gallon tubs on floor…. *** Violation 03-3-501.16 Hot Holding Comments: stuffed potatoes at hot holding unit was 100f […]

Gastroenteritis Deaths, Foodborne Outbreaks Increase

March 15, 2012 by


By Maryn McKenna Email •The number of people who are dying from illnesses that involve vomiting and diarrhea more than doubled between 1999 and 2007, and most of the increase was due to Clostridium difficile. •Disease outbreaks caused by imported foods are rising, and tainted foods are coming into the United States from a wider […]