Monthly Archives: October 2012

Consumer’s Guide to Food Safety: Severe Storms and Hurricanes

Hurricane Sandy has had a devastating impact in the Northeastern US, with hundreds of thousands of consumers without power and thousands of homes suffering flood damage.  The United States Department of Agriculture has published a twelve-page guide to food safety … Continue reading

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Kellogg Mini-Wheats Recalled

Kellogg’s has issued a voluntary recall of some of its mini-wheat cereals after the company discovered metal fragments from mesh might have gotten into final products. The recalled products are Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size with … Continue reading

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Strawberries Implicated in Massive German Norovirus Outbreak

Scientists from the Robert Koch institute reported on October 5th that frozen strawberries have been identified as the likely cause of the massive foodborne illness outbreak that has affected children and teenagers in almost 500 schools and day care centers in eastern Germany.  … Continue reading

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Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Cantaloupe Declared Over

The multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Newport infections linked to cantaloupe appears to be over, according to the final update published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on October 5.  In its update, CDC provided final … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Salmonella Bredeney Outbreak – Update

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) The outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney noted in this blog on September 23 has expanded considerably.  In an update posted by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on October 5, this outbreak is currently associated with … Continue reading

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