Foodpoisoning is a major national health concern, with associated costs topping $152 billion annually.  Currently, several major national outbreaks and recalls are occurring, resulting in likely many hundreds, if not thousands of cases of foodborne illness.  Since July, over 245 confirmed cases of foodpoisoning (specifically salmonella) are linked to salami coated with black pepper

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the Kane County, Illinois, health department was encouraging consumers to avoid unpasteurized milk and cheese because the source of a Salmonella outbreak that has been ongoing was likely unpasteurized dairy products.  According to the Sun-Times article, "They issued a public warning about queso fresco or queso cotija cheese, adding that