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Cluster of Shiga-toxin E. coli in Philadelphia

September 5, 2019 by

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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

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by Doug Powell Sam Wood writes for Philly.com: 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

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by Doug Powell Friend of the barfblog and beard aficionado Don Schaffner told Philly.com 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 […]