It was reported by the Bismark Tribune this weekend that the North Dakota Department of Health will not file charges against Aggie Jennings, an unlicensed caterer whose food was linked to more than 180 Salmonella Montevideo infections.

The illnesses occurred over the course of three separate events that Ms. Jennings catered.  Three days prior to the last event, the

An editorial from today’s Bismark Tribune hits the nail squarely on the head–the job of public health departments is to protect and oversee the public’s health.  That’s why it is somewhat frustrating that many months after 150 people became ill from Salmonella infections after consuming or being exposed to contaminated food prepared by an unlicensed