MSU E. coli outbreak: source identified

Just read on the Free Press website that health officials have identified large bags of iceberg lettuce as the source of the E. coli outbreak that first popped up at Michigan State University and was later seen scattered across the state: The shredded and chopped lettuce was sold to restaurants and institutions from wholesalers, including… Continue reading MSU E. coli outbreak: source identified

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MSU’s E. coli Outbreak- not just MSU

The little E. coli breakout that was originally thought to be limited to Michigan State University’s campus has now been linked with several sporadic cases across the state of Michigan including 5 cases at the Lenawee County Jail. Health Department officials are continuing the traceback effort to find the source of the bacteria. According to… Continue reading MSU’s E. coli Outbreak- not just MSU

E. coli Alert- Local Outbreak

Over this past weekend, a number of Michigan State University students were hospitilized with severe gastrointestinal issues. The school and Ingham County Health Department immediately began an investigation as all the students were on-campus residents. Here in Lansing, a total of 10 cases were identified with seven students being hospitilized over the weekend. As no… Continue reading E. coli Alert- Local Outbreak

Food Bug Updates

Things have been pretty quiet on the US of A lately, the tomato-pepper salmonella outbreak seems to be wrapping up although there is still lots of finger-pointing and grumbling about the investigation. There is a minor recall in the Northwest involving alfalfa sprouts grown by Sprouters Northwest of Oregon.  The sprouts have been linked with… Continue reading Food Bug Updates

Popeye: Super Strength and now with added glow-in-the dark

Beginning today, producers can begin dosing fresh greens: iceberg lettuce and spinach with a hint of radiation designed to reduce the amount of salmonella, E. Coli and listeria hiding amongst the leafy goodness. AP Story: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iA5hZT7HxWkBxoW1U2IS-nAOoq-wD92MPDG81 Please note, that is reduce, not 100% eliminate.  Growers and packagers are still expected to follow the FDA’s other… Continue reading Popeye: Super Strength and now with added glow-in-the dark