Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Texas Firm Recalls Cervelat Sausage Product due to an Undeclared Allergen
Wed, 30 Jun 2010 18:42:50 -0500

San Antonio Packing Company, a San Antonio, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 9,408 lbs. of Cervelat Summer Sausage because it may contain an undeclared allergen, milk.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Major shakeup taking place at Central La. State Hospital in Pineville after probe of deadly outbreak!
Towntalk Staff June 2010
The administrator and associate administrator at Central Louisiana State Hospital both left the facility this week following investigations into the deaths of three patients from food poisoning at the Pineville facility. The rest of the story...CLICK HERE

Subway Salmonella Scare!
Woman Sues Restaurant Chain After Outbreak Sickens 97

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June 25, 2010

Alicea Bush-Bailey says she got sick after eating at Subway and is suing the restaurant chain following reports that a salmonella outbreak sickened nearly 100 Subway customers in Illinois. "If it was just me and I got ill, I could live with that," said Bush-Bailey, a 46-year-old Chicago resident. "To know that it was because of someone else not washing their hands, or handling the food wrong."

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Top New Orleans chef sues BP over seafood losses

Sun Jun 27, 11:13 am ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Susan Spicer, one of New Orleans' most prominent and highly regarded chefs, has sued BP Plc for damages to restaurants that have lost normal seafood supplies because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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Illinois firm recalls BBQ Chicken pizza products that contain foreign material.
CLICK HERE for all the facts on this recall dated June 26, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

Those great little reusable fabric grocery totes may by safe for the environment, but, are they safe for you?! If you use one of these environmentally green fabric bags and don't wash them, you may be exposing your family to E.coli and other unwanted dangerous bacteria. Studies have shown that over ninety-five percent of people do not wash the bags, all of which are made of woven polypropylene, canvas, or cloth. If you use these bags, it is suggested you have one for meats, another for produce, and another for boxed and canned items. Put a tag on each one designating their use or use different colored bags for each of their different uses. Wash them regularly. Wash all fruit and produce before using. Don't leave the bags in the trunk of your car where the temperature is elevated and encourages the rapid growth of bacteria. Avoid using these bags for other uses such as book bags or gym cloths. Common sense is the best rule.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

FDA announcement June 24th at 4:11pm edt. Illinois firm recalls imported beef due to potential animal drug contamination. Cooked canned and frozen beef is being recalled because of a potential contamination of the animal drug Ivermectin. For the rest of the here!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

California firm recalls ground beef for possible E.coli O157:H7 contamination. For more on this here!

Monday, June 21, 2010


Last week the US Congress introduced the Improving Nutrition for America's Children Act. This act would increase funding by $800 million a year the funds used to raise nutrition standards for America's school children. Many have asked, "Why is the federal government meddling with our kids' food?" Some say it is the " parents responsibility to feed their children. What do you think? Should school lunch programs be privatized? Should we leave the nutrition of our children up to the government...or the parents?

Sunday, June 20, 2010


One ounce of sunflower seeds contains 160 calories and 14 grams of fat. They're a good source of magnesium, folate, and zinc. They may be considered a health food...they're not a diet food!

ConAgra Foods Recall June 17th

ConAgra Foods Packaged Foods, LLC, a Council Bluffs, Iowa establishment has recalled Marie Callender's brand Cheesy Chicken and Rice frozen meals. This is one of many food recalls that have happened in 2010 that create a health risk to the public. The company is recalling all Marie Callender's brand Cheesy Chicken and Rice frozen meals in commerce, regardless of production date. These products are being recalled after the company was informed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of an investigation involving 29 people in 14 states who have been diagnosed with salmonellosis. Eight of the class-patients specifically reported eating this product in April and May, 2010, prior to illness onset; the last reported illness was reported on May 22.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

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