The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) has received notification from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that its laboratory confirmed three unrelated cases of angiostrongyliasis, or rat lungworm disease, in visitors to Hawai‘i Island. All three individuals are adult residents of the U.S. mainland and were traveling in Hawai‘i when they were infected

Just days after the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled a major study showing serious foodborne bacteria was found in ice cream production plants across 32 states, including New York, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is making the case for critical strengthening with robust federal investments into the FDA’s food safety program that can help

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today recommended that consumers avoid eating raw oysters harvested from Estero El Cardon in Baja California Sur, Mexico, because they are linked to an outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses in California.

In California, 12 individuals have reported illness in February, March, and April after consuming raw oysters sold by

Bill Marler, food safety advocate and foodborne attorney since 1993, whose Seattle law firm, Marler Clark, has been contacted by victims of the recent E. coli O103 ground meat outbreak, and recent Salmonella outbreaks linked cut fruit and ground tuna, called today on those companies responsible to pay the medical bills and lost

Not much of a surprise to those who follow my blog.  Looks like biggest culprits are Chicken and Leafy Greens.

The CDC reported today that the incidence of three major foodborne pathogens Campylobacter, Salmonella  Enteritidis  and STEC E. coli has increased in 2018.

The Bug – Campylobacter: Campylobacter continues to be the most commonly

Unnamed Deli Meat and Cheese Listeria Outbreak:The CDC and several states are investigating a multistate outbreak of Listeria infections linked to deli-sliced meats and cheeses. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are monitoring the outbreak.

As of April 15, 2019, 8

Avoid ground beef until the source of the E. coli contamination in known.  Do not eat the cut fruit that has been recalled because of Salmonella.

General Advice During an E. coli and Salmonella Outbreak

  • Be especially careful during “unsolved” outbreaks. Until health officials have the facts, do not assume anything about the source of

J & J Snack Foods Handhelds Corp., a Holly Ridge, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 56,578 pounds of stuffed sandwich products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically semi-transparent plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The stuffed sandwiches were produced on February 19 and February 20,