The CDC recently saw backlash after warning people not to eat raw cookie dough. While many assume the potential of salmonella in raw eggs is the biggest risk when eating raw cookie dough, unbaked flour can be just as dangerous. As of late May, 17 people in eight states have […]
King Arthur Flour is recalling 14,218 cases of five-pound Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, due to E. coli concerns. The flour was produced with ADM Milling Co., which has been linked to a strain of E. coli that has infected 17 people in 8 states. The CDC cautions against consuming raw dough, […]
Cuts of chicken, or any ground meat, should be used within one-to-two days of purchase. Chicken that has gone bad will develop a slimy or sticky texture and smell bad or “off.” Don’t taste meat to determine if it’s safe to eat or not. Call the USDA’s hotline. Visit INSIDER’s […]
A meat supplier is recalling 113,424 pounds of raw ground beef due to E. coli concerns. The thousands of pounds of ground beef were shipped from meat supplier K2D to distributors in Florida and Georgia, who then shipped the product to restaurants. The recall follows an E. coli outbreak that […]
An E. coli outbreak has sickened at least 96 people in five states, the CDC announced on Tuesday. Eleven people who have been infected have been hospitalized. Investigators have not identified any specific food item, grocery store, or restaurant chain as the source of the infections. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more […]
Meal prepping can help you save time, money, and help you establish healthy eating habits, but there are some things to look out for when meal prepping. When meal prepping, it’s important that you wash your hands and food properly before you cook. Other common meal-prep mistakes include leaving food […]
New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo missed Wednesday’s spring training game with food sickness after eating under-cooked chicken. Mets manager Mickey Callaway said the team would have to teach Nimmo how to cook. Nimmo returned to the team on Thursday and insisted he cooked the chicken all the way through, […]
An investigation has been opened after a woman died after eating at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Valencia, Spain. The 46-year-old woman reportedly ate a dish containing morchella fungi (AKA “true morel”), which can be poisonous if not cooked correctly and has a highly poisonous, lookalike cousin known as “false morel.” […]
The government shutdown entered day 22 at midnight Eastern Time, setting the record for the longest shutdown of the modern budgeting era. The shutdown surpassed the 21-day shutdown of 1995 and 1996 as the longest ever. The shutdown does not appear to be close to ending as President Donald Trump […]
The government shutdown is now in its 24th day. As part of the shutdown, Food and Drug Administration is not conducting many food-inspection duties. The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is still operational, but employees are not getting paid. According to Bill Marler, an attorney specializing […]
The partial shutdown of the federal government is now in day 24 and has complicated things for several government agencies and services. Though all essential government services remain open, Americans may feel the shutdown’s wide-ranging effects. From airport lines and food inspections to paychecks and parks, check out the ways […]
Romaine lettuce sales are down by more than $US71 million so far in 2018, according to Nielsen data. In April, the FDA linked romaine lettuce to an E. coli outbreak that left five people dead and sickened at least 210. The E. coli outbreak sent romaine lettuce sales plummeting more […]
Salads from Walmart, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s have been recalled due to listeria and salmonella concerns. This is just the latest recall in what foodborne-illness attorney Bill Marler calls a “crazy” year for salmonella and food-poisoning outbreaks more generally. After years of experience with food poisoning, Marler has cut […]
Salads sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and Walmart are being recalled due to listeria and salmonella concerns. While salad seems like a healthy choice, ordering a salad in a restaurant or buying ready-to-eat vegetables can put you at risk of food poisoning. Salads bring together raw foods that have […]
Roughly 6.9 million pounds of raw beef are being recalled after being linked to a salmonella outbreak. The salmonella outbreak has sickened at least 57 people in 16 states, the Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Thursday. The raw ground beef was sold under numerous names, including the Showcase brand […]
Chipotle’s top food-poisoning expert is planning to leave the company. The company has seen massive changes on the corporate level recently. Chipotle has a new CEO and CMO, and its headquarters are moving from Denver, Colorado, to Newport Beach, California. Chipotle is still grappling with food-safety issues, with more than […]
According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), food poisoning affects one in sixAmericans each year. There are more than 250 foodborne diseases caused by bacteria, chemicals, parasites, and viruses, so the chances of you contracting something nasty from an innocent-looking meal aren’t that remote. When you start […]
Meat producer Cargill is recalling roughly 132,606 pounds of ground beef products after an E. coli outbreak. A CDC investigation identified 17 illness and one death related to the outbreak. The US has been hit hard by food-poisoning outbreaks in 2018. Cargill is recalling thousands of pounds of ground beef […]
Publix is recalling products containing ground chuck meat due to possible E.coli contamination. 30 items including burgers, meatloaf, chilli, and meatballs have been recalled. The USDA is advising customers who have bought these products to throw them away immediately. 18 people reported getting sick between July 5 and July 25 […]
Breakfast sandwiches from a McDonald’s location in Jamestown, New York, have been linked to an apparent food-poisoning outbreak. Twenty-two individuals have reported becoming ill with common symptoms of nausea, vomiting, or diarrhoea. Fifteen were interviewed, and they all said they had eaten various McDonald’s breakfast sandwiches. The McDonald’s location has […]
With an uptick in news about food-poisoning outbreaks, pregnant women need to be aware of which foods carry certain risks. A listeria outbreak in four states has sickened at least eight people, killing one, according to the CDC. Foodborne illnesses such as listeria can be riskier for pregnant women and […]
Chipotle will start requiring its employees to take a quarterly online test on food safety after an illness outbreak tied to one of its restaurants sickened at least 647 people. The company also said Thursday it will retrain all employees on top food-safety priorities. Chipotle has spent millions of dollars […]
Nearly 650 people got sick after eating at a Chipotle in Powell, Ohio. Now we know why. The Delaware General Health District said stool samples of sick people tested positive for the bacteria Clostridium perfringens. C. perfringens is pretty easily avoided, if food is kept at appropriate storage temperatures. The […]
Health officials have discovered the source of a foodborne-illness outbreak that sickened at least 647 people who ate at a Chipotle restaurant in Powell, Ohio. Stool samples taken from customers who got sick after eating at the restaurant tested positive for Clostridium perfringens, a foodborne illness that occurs when food […]
Health officials still don’t know what caused a potential foodborne illness outbreak linked to a Chipotle restaurant in Ohio. More than 700 people have reported getting sick after eating at the restaurant. Stool samples tested negative for Salmonella, Shigella, E.coli and Norovirus. Further testing is underway. Chipotle temporarily closed a […]
A woman is suing McDonald’s salad supplier after becoming so severely ill she was “forced to wear Depends diapers,” according to a complaint filed on Monday. Kellie McCall says she was struck by cyclosporiasis after eating a salad from an Iowa McDonald’s restaurant in June. The parasitic illness linked to […]
Health officials have inspected three Chipotle restaurants in Powell, Ohio, after receiving nearly 700 inquiries related to a suspected foodborne-illness outbreak. Inspectors said they found boxes of raw chicken “leaning” on other packaged foods, creating a contamination risk, in two restaurants. The violations come as Chipotle has spent millions of […]
Every year, 48 million people in the US contract some form of foodborne illness. Just this week, a Chipotle in Ohio temporarily closed down because more than 400 people said they got sick after eating there. And products sold at grocery stores like Trader Joe’s and Walgreens were recalled because […]
Cyclospora is a parasite that causes a nasty form of foodborne gastrointestinal illness. Symptoms include diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea, fatigue, weight loss, gas, and cramping. A recent outbreak of cyclosporiasis has been traced to a lettuce supplier in the Midwest and first infected McDonald’s customers. The US Department of Agriculture has […]
Chipotle closed a restaurant in Powell, Ohio, on Monday following reports that customers got sick after eating there. The local health department told Business Insider that it had received 518 calls and emails related to the possible illness outbreak. A total of 418 people said they fell ill after eating […]
Chipotle closed a restaurant in Powell, Ohio, on Monday following reports of customers getting sick after eating there, the company told Business Insider. “We take all claims of food safety very seriously and we are currently looking into a few reports of illness at our Powell, Ohio restaurant,” Chipotle spokeswoman […]
Food-poisoning outbreaks have been in the news quite often in 2018. Most recently, a potential salmonella contamination was linked with a number of products containing dry whey powder. Goldfish, Ritz crackers, and Flower Foods’ Swiss rolls have all been recalled over salmonella fears in the past month, and the US […]
Food-poisoning outbreaks have dominated headlines in 2018. “This year has been nuts,” foodborne-illness attorney Bill Marler told Business Insider, drawing comparison to political news in the Trump era. “There’s so much crazy s—… all the time.” Marler theorizes that the uptick in outbreaks could be tied to the government catching […]
Goldfish crackers – including Flavour Blasted and Xtra Cheddar – are being recalled over food-poisoning fears. Pepperidge Farm voluntarily recalled the crackers due to potential salmonella contamination. Over the weekend, Mondelez Global LLC – Ritz’s parent company – announced it had issued a recall of certain Ritz cracker sandwiches and […]
Ritz cracker sandwiches and Ritz Bitz are being recalled over food-poisoning fears. Parent company Mondelez issued a voluntary recall of certain Ritz products over the weekend, due to potential salmonella contamination. So far, there have been no reported illnesses associated with consuming the recalled Ritz products. Ritz is recalling products […]
Health officials have identified McDonald’s salads as the likely source of a parasitic illness outbreak that has sickened 507 people across 16 states. The illness, caused by the cyclospora parasite, can last months. It causes symptoms such as diarrhoea and frequent, sometimes explosive, bowel movements. McDonald’s removed salads from 3,000 […]
The CDC posted an alert on Wednesday advising all retailers not to sell any Kellogg‘s Honey Smacks cereal after 30 more people have fallen sick. The cereal has been linked to a salmonella outbreak spanning 36 states, sickening at least 130 people. No deaths have been reported. Salmonella infections cause […]
More than 60 people have been sickened, including at least 30 who have been hospitalized, in a salmonella outbreak linked to contaminated fresh-cut melon. After more than two decades as a foodborne-illness attorney, food-poisoning expert Bill Marler says there are some items he never buys – and that includes fresh-cut […]
Panera and Red Lobster are among the chains that have been hit by lawsuits in the wake of an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. Multiple customers say they became ill after eating romaine lettuce at the chains, resulting in severe illness and hospitalizations. At least 121 people have […]
As part of the shutdown, the Food and Drug Administration is not conducting many of its food-inspection duties. After more than two decades as a foodborne-illness attorney, food-poisoning expert Bill Marler says there are some items that he will never order at restaurants, even when inspections are up and running. […]
With an E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce and an egg recall for fear of salmonella, food poisoning is on shoppers’ minds. Food poisoning expert Bill Marler has cut certain foods out of his diet after more than two decades as a foodborne-illness attorney. Here are eight foods he […]
At least 79 people have gotten sick across the US and Canada after eating romaine lettuce contaminated with E. coli bacteria. No deaths have been reported, but at least two people developed kidney failure. The CDC says it’s now ok to eat romaine, as long as you can confirm it […]
The CDC recommended on Tuesday that Americans avoid all forms of romaine lettuce. At least 32 people in 11 states have been infected with E. coli after consuming romaine – but the source of the outbreak is unknown. Leafy greens – especially those sold prewashed – are one of the […]
In April, The Food and Drug Administration announced a recall of 206 million eggs over salmonella-contamination concerns. Walmart and Food Lion are among the grocery chains affected by the recall. The FDA says there have been 35 reports of illnesses, including 11 hospitalizations. The agency has released a full list […]
A McDonald’s in Berea, Kentucky, is at the center of an investigation after an employee reportedly handled food while infected with hepatitis A. McDonald’s stock dropped by as much as 0.6% on news of the investigation on Thursday. The Madison County health department said that the chance of a McDonald’s […]
Meghan Markle will follow a tradition requiring the royal family to avoid eating certain things that could cause food poisoning. Bill Marler, an expert on food poisoning, has cut some foods out of his diet after spending more than two decades as a foodborne-illness attorney. Here are eight foods that […]
A food-poisoning outbreak has killed 212 people and sickened hundreds more. A South African meat-production plant was the root of the listeria outbreak. The incident is the largest listeria outbreak ever detected, according to the World Health Organisation. A food-poisoning outbreak has killed more than 200 people. 212 people have […]
Current Taco Bell CEO Brian Niccol will be the new CEO of Chipotle on March 5. Shares of Chipotle climbed as much as 10% on the news. Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill popped more than 10% in after-hours trading on Tuesday following a report that current Taco Bell CEO Brian […]
Jimmy John’s has been asked by the Illinois public health department to cut sprouts from the menu after a food poisoning outbreak. There have been at least 30 food poisoning outbreaks related to sprouts over the last two decades. A food poisoning expert says sprouts are high on his list […]
A woman has died after being infected by a flesh-eating bacteria in Louisiana. She became ill after eating roughly two dozen raw oysters. One food expert says that he has seen more foodborne illnesses linked to shellfish in the past five years than in the two previous decades. A Texan […]
President Donald Trump defended White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday, tweeting that a Virginia restaurant that had asked her to leave looked dirty. Trump often eats at fast-food chains like McDonald’s in part because of a “longtime fear of being poisoned,” Michael Wolff writes in “Fire and […]
Food poisoning expert Bill Marler has cut certain foods out of his diet after more than two decades as a foodborne-illness attorney. The latest addition: unfiltered, untreated water, which has recently become an obsession in Silicon Valley. Other items Marler won’t eat are more commonplace, like oysters, sprouts, and uncooked […]
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A salmonella outbreak that’s made 86 people ill across Australia has led to a Northern Territory rockmelon grower recalling his fruit. SA Health chief medical officer professor Paddy Phillips said people should not to consume rockmelon following a national outbreak of the rare strain salmonella hvittingfoss. “Following the positive test […]
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Diet meal business Lite n’ Easy is warning customers not to eat the salad in food delivered this week following a salmonella outbreak in salad leaves packaged by a Victorian business. Lite n’ Easy uses the same supplier as supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths were forced last night to recall […]
People have been warned not to eat pre-packed lettuce from Victorian-based company Tripod Farmers after 28 adults were confirmed to have salmonella poisoning. The lettuce is sold through both Coles and Woolworths supermarkets and includes brands such as Coles 4 leaf mix, Woolworths salad mix, SupaSalad Supamix and Wash N […]
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Romaine lettuce that was grown near Yuma, Arizona, has been linked to an outbreak of a dangerous strain of E. coli. The CDC wants people to avoid all forms of romaine unless they are certain it didn’t come from Arizona. Washing the greens is not enough to remove E. coli […]
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The government shutdown has put 800,000 people out of work and closed the national parks, but that’s not the only way that people are being hurt by congress’s inability to decide on a budget. Because of the shutdown, 52% of the Health and Human Services staff (which includes the EPA, […]
[credit provider=”Jose Moran Moya/Flicker” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmoranmoya/sets/72157629193629743/”] Dozens of customers became sick after eating at Noma, the Copenhagen restaurant that has held the title of “world’s best restaurant” for several years running, Christian Wenande at The Copenhagen Post reports.Danish food authorities inspected the restaurant in late February after learning that guests had […]
[credit provider=”virtualtourist.com” url=”http://cache.virtualtourist.com/4/4956133-Golden_Corral_North_Carolina.jpg”] Customers are ripping apart a Golden Corral after 167 fell ill with food poisoning. The just-opened Casper, Wyoming branch of the buffet is shutting down for 24 hours to sanitize the restaurant after the health department reported record occurrences of food poisoning, K2 radio station reported.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sprout_Warning.jpg”] Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAYKroger , the nation’s largest supermarket chain, has announced it will stop selling sprouts on Monday because of their “potential food safety risk.” It joins retail behemoth Walmart, which quietly stopped selling the crunchy greens in 2010.
[credit provider=”Flickr/avlxyz” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/avlxyz/3496588772/”] SAPPORO, Japan – Four people, including a 4-year-old girl, have been confirmed dead of food poisoning from pickled Chinese cabbage produced by a Sapporo food company. Another two are suspected to have died due to the cabbage.According to the city health care centre, four people have died […]