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Cluster of Shiga-toxin E. coli in Philadelphia

September 5, 2019 by


Since August 30th, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health has received fourteen reports of Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli among persons ages 7 – 90 years. All affected persons presented with signs of acute gastroenteritis with bloody and non-bloody diarrhea. Case investigation is ongoing but thus far has identified a few shared restaurant exposures. Ongoing case […]

‘Never made anyone sick’ Philly edition, as inspectors crack down

December 22, 2015 by


by Doug Powell Sam Wood writes for The health department last week sharply rebuked several well-known Philadelphia eateries  — and ordered four to temporarily close — following routine and unannounced inspections. The Midtown II diner, Federal Donuts, Dirty Franks, Milkboy, and Godiva Chocolatier each received stinging assessments from health inspectors. Some eatery managers and owners […]

Most fast-food places do well with food safety in Philadelphia

March 16, 2015 by


by Doug Powell Friend of the barfblog and beard aficionado Don Schaffner told that, “In terms of fast food, there’s not much they can do to screw it up.” Schaffner, a professor of microbiology at Rutgers University who also sits on McDonald’s Food Safety Advisory Council said the complex processes that can trip up […]