The Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that Meijer recalled more than 43,000 pounds of ground beef. Some customers complained finding hard plastic in the products.
Public Health April 11, 2019
Strawberry lovers, beware: pins and needles have been found inside the fruits in Queensland, Australia. Authorities have launched the manhunt for the culprit behind the dangerous scheme, while the public is urged to slice strawberries before eating them.
Public Health September 17, 2018
It’s not looking good for Chipotle. The Mexican grill fast food chain is now facing a bunch of lawsuits after nearly 700 people got sick from eating at one of its branches in Ohio.
Public Health August 3, 2018
Chicken sickened the most number of people during related outbreaks, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings from the report resulted in divided opinions among poultry experts.
Public Health August 3, 2018
Michigan recorded the highest cases of hepatitis A. Experts said that this latest outbreak differs from the previous ones due to the number of fatalities.
Public Health May 29, 2018
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recalled Spam Classic, Hormel Foods Black-Label Luncheon Loaf, and other canned pork and chicken products due to possible contamination of metal pieces. There were reports linked to minor oral injuries after consuming the products.
Public Health May 28, 2018
A tiny test patch called the Sentinel Wrap has been developed to determine if food is still safe to eat. This new technology is considered to be more reliable than the expiry dates stamped on food products.
Biotech April 10, 2018
A woman in Maine initially thought that the thing in her fork was a slice of avocado. She later realized it was a tailless dead lizard, and she isn't sure if she has ingested the animal's tail.
Public Health February 7, 2018
Researchers are warning pet owners about the dangers of feeding their pets raw meat products, as they pose a risk not only to animals but also to themselves. These products were often found to be infected with parasites and bacteria.
Public Health January 13, 2018
A public health alert has been issued for a certain type of salad sold at Trader Joe's grocery stores. Officials are warning consumers to either throw the salad product away or return them to where they were purchased.
Public Health November 2, 2017
A woman from Sacramento has spent the last three weeks in the ICU after consuming contaminated nacho cheese from a gas station. What is botulism, and can it cause an outbreak?
Public Health May 19, 2017
Human waste has turned up in drink cans at a Coca-Cola manufacturing plant in Northern Ireland. The discovery prompted machine closure for hours and a police investigation into the product contamination.
Public Health March 29, 2017
Ajinomoto Windsor recalled more than 35,000 pounds of frozen and ready-to-eat beef taquitos that have been shipped to several states in the United States. What are the products affected by this food recall?
Public Health March 27, 2017
The CDC has finished its investigation into the contaminated flour that led to a multi-state E. coli outbreak. But while its questions have been resolved, the agency warned that illnesses may continue.
Public Health September 30, 2016
Researchers in India and Canada have developed a device that can detect E. coli and other bacterial contamination in food and water sources. The new sensor can produce conclusive results in only 15 to 20 minutes.
Biotech September 7, 2016
Forty four hepatitis A cases reported in Virginia are linked to Egyptian strawberries used in Tropical Smoothie Cafe. The illness reportedly began as early as May and has lasted up until August.
Public Health August 31, 2016
People in California are advised not to consume rock crabs or shellfish caught in Monterey Bay and Half Moon Bay because of a possible domoic acid contamination. The toxin is known to cause severe brain damage and even death.
Public Health August 22, 2016
American food company General Mills is expecting the recall of roughly 45 million pounds of flour over cases of E.coli contamination. Experts say the biggest takeaway from the incident is this: don't eat raw cookie dough or batter.
Public Health July 31, 2016
The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that Minnesota-based poultry producer GNP is recalling an estimated 55,608 pounds of its products. This is because of a possible foreign matter contamination involving its products.
Public Health June 24, 2016
Ay, caramba! Dozens of customers get sick after eating at a locally famous Mexican restaurant in Fairfield, California. Health officials linked dozens of food poisoning cases to local food joint Alejandro's Taqueria.
Public Health June 11, 2016
An FDA report found that Dole Food Company officials knew about the listeria issues at their Ohio salad plant more than a year before the factory closed in January. The Department of Justice is also conducting its own investigation.
Public Health May 1, 2016
A CDC report released Friday linked a 2014 listeria outbreak to raw milk from Miller’s Organic Farm in Pennsylvania. The agency called on the public to consume only pasteurized dairy to prevent getting sick due to bacterial contamination.
Life March 19, 2016
Thirty-five restaurants in China have been busted by the China Food and Drug Administration for allegedly adding ground poppy powder to their menu. The substance, which contained low levels of morphine and codeine, is said to be sprinkled on food to make them more addictive to eaters.
Life January 23, 2016
A current, multi-state listeria outbreak sickened 12 people and killed one. Test results linked the outbreak to Dole packaged salads produced by the Springfield facility in Ohio. Dole announced they ceased the operations in the said facility. The company is currently pulling out said products from the shelves.
Life January 23, 2016
A salmonella outbreaklinked to JEM Raw Peanut Spread has sickened 11 people across nine states. The pathogen, formerly known as Salmonella Java, is the same strain linked to the July outbreak caused by frozen raw tuna.
Life December 7, 2015
McDonald's Waterloo, New York operator Jascor Inc. was sued by a customer due to potential exposure to food and beverage made by a crew member with hepatitis A. The lawsuit is pursuing a class-action status which could include over 1,000 affected customers.
Life November 18, 2015
Food poisoning incidents at several Chipotle restaurants in the greater Seattle and Portland area are expected to drive customers away from the Mexican fast food chain. Analysts say the food company could suffer a depression in sales as a result of the negative publicity.
Life November 5, 2015
Chipotle has shut down all of its restaurants in the cities of Portland and Seattle after receiving reports of E. coli infection cases from health officials. This marks the third food contamination incident linked to Chipotle stores following earlier salmonella and norovirus cases.
Life November 4, 2015
Doctors have successfully removed tapeworm eggs inside the brain of Yadira Rostro, the 31-year-old woman who suffered massive headaches for nine months.
Life September 19, 2015
The Food and Drug Administration is set to implement new government safety rules concerning the operations of food manufacturers following the latest string of food-borne illness outbreaks in the country.
Life September 11, 2015
A Minnesota woman has filed a lawsuit against San Diego-based Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce after falling ill when she consumed salmonella-contaminated cucumbers supplied by the company.
Life September 9, 2015
The FDA has issued a ban on all cilantro imports from the Mexican state of Puebla after detecting traces of the Cyclospora cayetanensis parasite in samples of produce from the area.
Life July 30, 2015
Blue Bell Creameries of Texas believes that the traces of listeria found in its ice cream products from its Oklahoma facility could likely have originated from a non-sanitary room in the plant. The company, however, was not able to cite the exact source of the contamination found in products from its Texas plant.
Life June 11, 2015
Discovery of deadly Listeria bacteria in a random sample led to a recall of 360,000 containers of hummus. Maker Sabra said the voluntary recall was put in place after the FDA informed the company of the test.
Life April 10, 2015
Listeria has taken the lives of three peple, and sickened at least five others after they consumed tainted ice cream. What is this disease, and how can you avoid it?
Life April 9, 2015
If you experience vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pains after eating in a restaurant, there's a high chance that your food was handled by an infected food worker.
Life June 4, 2014
Wolverine Packing Company voluntarily recalled about 1.8 million pounds of beef products for possible E. coli contamination. Ten of the 11 individuals who fell sick reported eating at restaurants that identified the company as the source of their ground beef.
Life May 20, 2014