FDA Eases Fears of Ban on Wood-Aged Cheese
Reports that the Food and Drug Administration was banning the use of wooden boards to age cheese sent shockwaves through the artisanal cheesemaking industry. But the FDA is claiming it has not called for any such ban.
Clarification on Using Wood Shelving in Artisanal Cheesemaking
Recently, you may have heard some concerns suggesting the FDA has taken steps to end the long-standing practice in the cheesemaking industry of using wooden boards to age cheese.
Norovirus in Restaurants Behind Many US Outbreaks
Food sustains us and pleases us, but in some cases, it can also make us sick. A new report says focusing on food safety may reduce one of the most common forms of foodborne illness.
Sprouts Behind Recent E. Coli Outbreak
An outbreak of harmful E. coli found in contaminated raw clover sprouts is being investigated in the states of Idaho and Washington, where health officials are trying to identify how far the outbreak has spread and how to contain it.
E. Coli Infections Lead to Large Ground Beef Recall
For many, it doesn't get much better than biting into a hot, juicy hamburger! But for patients in the latest E. coli outbreak, a meal of ground beef might have lead to an unpleasant illness.
Salmonella Risk Prompts Company to Recall Organic Eggs
Sixdog Investments, LLC is voluntarily recalling some cases of their certified organic eggs, because of the potential they are contaminated with Salmonella. This voluntary field action was initiated because of routine testing results, and not because of illness to date from consumption. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare c...
Mangoes Recalled Due to Possible Health Risk
Pacific Organic Produce, San Francisco, CA is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of organic Tommy Atkins mangos (PLU numbers 94051 & 94959) that were sold under the Purity Organic brand.
Foodborne Illness Still a Problem in the US
You expect food to nourish you, not to make you ill. But foodborne illness remains a problem in the US, as a new study has shown.
California Cruise Ship Struck with Illness
People go on a cruise usually expecting relaxation and adventure. Yet some passengers on a California-based ship have been met with an unpleasant type of adventure — that of a stomach virus.
Year-Long Salmonella Outbreak Not Over
A multi-state outbreak of Salmonella in raw chicken that started a year ago was recently declared over, but now authorities have reported that illnesses are continuing to be discovered.