Monthly Archives: February 2012

Jimmy John’s Sprout Update

One MSU student has been reported to fall ill due to consuming food from Jimmy John’s, but the illness appears to have occurred in Southeastern Michigan. Nevertheless, the Michigan Department of Community Health has issued a public health alert about … Continue reading

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Sprouts make headlines again

Sprouts once again are linked to a food borne illness outbreak. Jimmy John’s, a popular Illinois-based sandwich chain, has removed sprouts from its menu after 12 people in five states developed E. coli poisoning. More information on the December outbreak … Continue reading

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East Lansing Farmer’s Market

East Lansing is seeking applications for the city’s farmer’s market. The East Lansing Famer’s Market (ELFM) operates from July through October every Sunday. Growers interested in applying can submit their application to the City of East Lansing. The Feb. 15 … Continue reading

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Undeclared milk allergen in Walmart pastry

The FDA announced Walmart has recalled its eight-count packages of Cruller bakery pastries due to the common name of milk not being listed following sodium caseinate on the ingredient label. People with milk allergies unaware that sodium caseinate is a … Continue reading

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Mexican-Style Restaurant Chain Implicated in 2011 Outbreak was Taco Bell

In October and November 2011, a foodborne illness outbreak associated with Salmonella enteriditis sickened at least 68 persons in 10 states.  In outbreak reports by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the restaurant chain implicated in the outbreak … Continue reading

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Food Safety Ads – Cook, Clean, Chill, Separate

These were actually released in the Summer of 2011, but I noticed they were aired this weekend during the CNN morning news.  Here are the YouTube links to each of the ads:  Cook, Clean, Chill, Separate.  

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Campylobacter jejuni Outbreak – Pennsylvania Raw Milk

In yet another foodborne illness outbreak associated with raw milk consumption, a Pennsylvania dairy has been implicated in a Campylobacteriosis outbreak.  As of February 3rd, 38 cases had been confirmed, with nearly half of those affected being under the age … Continue reading

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