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Fancy food ain’t safe food, over 100 sickened: Overland Park dinner theater edition

January 28, 2016 by


by Doug Powell Ah, Overland Park, the Richie Rich part of Kansas City. Given that norovirus has about a six-hour onset, maybe those rich folk should demand a quicker public notification than 10 days, with over 100 people sick. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment […]

Who knew? Measles outbreak linked to Kansas eatery

July 16, 2014 by


by Doug Powell Who gets measles from eating in a restaurant? Apparently people in Wichita (that’s in Kansas). “It is extremely contagious. If you have been exposed or think you have it, do not go to your doctor — call them. You can spread it just sitting in the waiting room,” said Skip Cowan, community […]

110 sick in Kansas; Jimmy John’s still sucks at food safety

December 28, 2013 by


by Doug Powell Jimmy John’s is a popular sandwich outlet in U.S. college towns that has had numerous food safety outbreaks. When Rob Mancini and I told our Kansas State colleagues that maybe we shouldn’t be getting lunch from this place, we were met with derision and disbelief. But they were profs, so they must […]

Untreated wastewater leads to public advisory in KS

May 30, 2012 by


Update: May 27, 2012 TOPEKA, Kan.—The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) first issued a public health advisory for the Arkansas River on Friday May 25 [below] due to elevated levels of bacteria recorded during routine stream sampling by KDHE’s ambient water quality monitoring program. Since then, the City of Wichita has discovered a […]

Dead mouse ‘doesn’t meet expectations of cleanliness;’ inspections of Kansas school food services yield few violations

November 29, 2011 by


by Doug Powell The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that during a November 16 inspection of the Shawnee Heights High School food services area, a state inspector found the decomposing body of a baby mouse. The dead mouse, nestled between a stack of refried beans and chemical cleaner in a warehouse connected to the kitchen, was one […]

Toxic algae thrive in Milford, KS lake – 3 dogs dead & people ill

September 2, 2011 by


Kansas’ largest lake, Milford Reservoir, was closed due to dangerously high blue-green algae counts. Some areas near Junction City had counts of about 5 million blue-green algae cells per milliliter of lake water, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s public information officer. Cell counts of 20,000 bring advisories against drinking or having […]

Tom’s Barbecue Potato Chips – 28,087 cases recalled

April 1, 2010 by


  1 oz UPC 021900060406 Code: May 14 2010, May 21 2010, May 28 2010, Jun 4 2010, Jun 11, 2010, Jun 18 2010, Jun 25 2010, Jul 2 2010, Jul 9 2010, and Jul 16 2010 2.25 oz UPC 021900011477 Code: May 14 2010, May 21 2010, May 28 2010, Jun 4 2010, Jun […]