food contamination

Eating Out Today? Don’t Read This

Posted on 12/19/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthHalf of the 48 million cases of food-borne disease each year stem from restaurants, and a series of recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides some clear reasons why: In many cases restaurant managers and workers aren’t following basic food-safety measures. CDC researchers visited hundreds of restaurants in 10 states to figure out what restaurants were doing wrong. Turns out, many workers aren’t being trained about how to handle food safely. They don’t wash their hands …

Foster Farms Raw Chicken Sickens Nearly 300

Posted on 10/8/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThree California-based Foster Farms chicken processing facilities linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 278 people in 17 states will remain open after company officials said they would make changes to their operations, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday. Earlier this week, the USDA had threatened the facilities with closure if the company didn’t come up with a plan for making substantive improvements. In a letter to the company, the USDA warned that sanitary conditions at the facility …

Is That Chicken Nugget Made in China? You’ll Never Know

Posted on 09/23/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthEveryone from chefs to health experts to the first lady has touted eating locally grown food, praising it for its freshness because it doesn’t have to travel far to get to consumers. Which is why it was stunning to learn this month that chickens raised and slaughtered in the U.S. may soon be sent for cooking and processing to China, then sent back to the U.S. to be sold in fast-food restaurants and supermarkets. Sign up for the AARP Health …

Frozen-Berry Recall After Hepatitis Outbreak

Posted on 06/5/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthUpdated June 12: An organic, frozen berry blend sold to Costco and Harris Teeter stores that was recalled has now sickened 87 people in eight states with a rare strain of hepatitis A. NBC News is reporting that 36 people have been hospitalized with severe infections. All of the ill people have reported buying the frozen fruit mix at Costco, which sold the product starting in February, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. Outbreaks were …