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Maine CDC missing top hepatitis expert for recent case

November 5, 2014 by


by Doug Powell When the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention decided last week how to respond to a potential hepatitis A exposure at a Cumberland County restaurant, it did so without its top hepatitis coordinator and two leading epidemiologists, positions that have been vacant for months. The state’s handling of that case has […]

Consider the Maine Lobster, While You Still Can

September 3, 2014 by


Imagine Cape Cod without cod. Maine without lobster. The region’s famous rocky beaches invisible, obscured by constant high waters. It’s already starting to happen. The culprit is the warming seas — and in particular the Gulf of Maine, whose waters are heating up faster than 99 percent of the world’s oceans, scientists say. Long-established species […]

25,000+ pounds of Beef Recalled for Mad Cow Disease

August 29, 2014 by


According an article in the Portland Press Herald, a Maine slaughterhouse is recalling more than 25,000 pounds of beef dating to last November for failure to remove tissues that could potentially allow transmission of mad cow disease. The Maine Department of Agriculture announced Friday that Bubier Meats of Greene has issued a recall of 25,192 […]

Maine company recalls turkey products

May 29, 2014 by


Jyang-Lee’s Kitchen, a Maine Company, is recalling all Jyang-Lee’s Kitchen brand poultry products that did not receive the full benefit of inspection, according to the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Maine Meat and Poultry Inspection program, otherwise known as MMPI. Fred and Angela Fargin who run Jyang-Lee’s Kitchen said they already have four […]

Contamination closes part of Maine coast to lobster fishing

February 21, 2014 by


PORTLAND ME – State officials were briefed about high levels of mercury contamination in lobsters caught around the mouth of the Penobscot River more than three years before the Department of Marine Resources shut the area down for fishing this week, according to a group of scientists involved in studying the contamination.      Preliminary […]

Lobster Shell Disease Heading toward Maine

August 13, 2013 by


A shell disease that has plagued the southern New England lobster industry for years by making lobsters unsightly and in some cases unmarketable appears to be creeping northward to the lobster-rich grounds off the coast of Maine, according to the Huffington Post. The number of lobsters suffering from shell disease remains tiny in Maine — […]

Raw milk cheese? Maine bistro probed as possible source of foodborne illness

June 27, 2013 by


by Doug Powell A popular Portland restaurant was investigated this month as a possible source of foodborne illness, the second such investigation of the restaurant in 18 months. The Portland Press Herald reports health officials zeroed in on Petite Jacqueline after a food handler and a patron were stricken by the same bacterial illness on […]