A salmonella outbreak linked to California’s Foster Farms chicken products has sickened at least 278 people in 18 states — some of the strains involved resist antibiotic treatment. Formerly furloughed government ‘regulators’ scramble frantically to catch up with the foodborne debacle. Disease purveyors urge you to cook the poop in your chicken so it can’t make you sick. The ongoing salmonella outbreak begs the question: is this really the best we can do?
Wondering what the grossest items in your kitchen are? No? I don’t blame you. It’s not something I like to think about, either. Fortunately, there are professionals who concern themselves with gross stuff and they’re willing to tell us about it.
When’s the last time you cleaned your refrigerator? Can’t recall? Then it’s been too long. According to a recent germ study, your kitchens are downright filthy.
If your mom was like mine, she gave you the same home remedies when you came down with a cold or the flu: a warm blanket and a bowl of chicken soup. Mom is usually right, of course, but you might want to think twice about that chicken soup when you’re choosing flu-fighting foods.
That organic meat is no magic bullet shouldn’t come as any surprise.
Chamberlain Farms, the farm associated with the salmonella-contaminated cantaloupe in August, is now recalling all watermelons produced on their farm. The watermelon is contaminated with a different strain of salmonella than the salmonella that was the cause of an outbreak of illness.
Once the source of the salmonella contaminated cantaloupe was announced, that was the end of it, right? Not quite. The FDA didn’t announce the source of the salmonella; they only said where the cantaloupe originated. Yeah, that sounds tricky.
Wednesday evening, the FDA named the farm associated with the salmonella outbreak in cantaloupe. The cantaloupe was grown at Chamberlain Farms of Owensville, Indiana.
The southwest Indiana farm that is the source of the salmonella-contaminated cantaloupe remains unidentified. Health officials traced the salmonella to the source by the middle of last week, but have declined to release the name of the farm.
Two people have died and at least 150 people have fallen ill in a multistate outbreak of salmonella linked to cantaloupe. The salmonella was traced to a farm in southwest Indiana, but health officials have declined to name the farm. The second cantaloupe recall of 2012 will be coming soon.
Cargill Meat Solutions issued a recall for 29,339 pounds of ground beef due to possible salmonella contamination. The salmonella contamination was found during a USDA investigation into a multi-state outbreak of salmonella poisoning.
Several lots of organic baby spinach have been recalled after salmonella was found in a random test by the USDA. So far, no illnesses have been reported in conjunction with this recall.
Yesterday morning, Cargill recalled 185,000 pounds of ground turkey. The ground turkey was processed at the same plant that had 36 million pounds of ground turkey recalled in early August. Despite how that sounds at first, this is an example of how the food industry should work.