• food safety Aug 24

    How to Keep Groceries Safe in a Hot Car

    So how can you safely get your groceries home when the heat is on? Consumer Reports’ food-safety experts reveal some simple tips to save your food and keep your cool.

  • cake mix Jul 31

    CDC Investigating After Cake Mix Linked to E. Coli Outbreak in 12 States

    The CDC is warning consumers not to taste or eat raw cake batter, whether it’s homemade or from a mix, because it could contain harmful bacteria.

  • Consumer Reports Sep 1, 2020

    How to Safely Thaw Frozen Foods

    Many folks are planning end-of-summer barbecues, albeit smaller ones because of the pandemic. Start planning your meal now and thinking about food safety.

  • California Mar 29, 2019

    Emails Show FDA Worry With Growers After Romaine Outbreaks

    After repeated food poisoning outbreaks tied to romaine lettuce, a U.S. food safety official shared his concerns in an internal email, saying the produce industry’s water testing “failed in an epic and tragic way.” How the industry tests water to grow leafy greens is “unacceptable” and needs to change, James Gorny, a senior adviser for produce safety at the Food...

  • Spain Feb 22, 2019

    Spanish Woman Dies After Meal at Michelin-Starred Restaurant

    A Spanish magistrate has opened an investigation into whether there is a link between the death of a woman and a meal she ate at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Valencia where officials have identified suspected cases of food poisoning. A Valencia court statement Friday said the magistrate is awaiting forensic reports and the results of an autopsy. The 46-year-old woman...

  • United States Feb 14, 2019

    Source of Fall Romaine Outbreak a Mystery, US Regulators Say

    U.S. food regulators say they weren’t able to identify a contamination source for a food poisoning outbreak that prompted them to warn people to avoid romaine lettuce this fall. The Food and Drug Administration says it wasn’t able to determine how a water reservoir on a Santa Barbara County, California, farm became contaminated with E. coli. It also says the...

  • California Nov 21, 2018

    Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce: Health Officials

    Health officials in the U.S. and Canada are urging people to stay away from all romaine lettuce and products after 32 people in 11 states were sickened by an E. coli outbreak.

  • NBC NEWS Nov 21, 2018

    ‘Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce,' CDC Says

    Health officials in the U.S. and Canada told people on Tuesday to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is working with officials in Canada on the outbreak, which has sickened 32 people in 11 states and 18 people in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

  • Africa Jun 13, 2018

    Bacteria in Kitchen Towels Could Lead to Food Poisoning: Study

    A new study suggests contaminated kitchen towels may lead to food poisoning. Researchers from the University of Mauritius, an island nation off the southeastern coast of Africa, performed tests on 100 cloth towels they collected from participants after one month of use. Forty-nine of the samples came back positive for bacterial growth, including Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus, the pathogen...

  • California May 17, 2018

    It's Safe to Eat Romaine Lettuce Again, CDC Says

    Romaine lettuce grown near Yuma, Arizona, is believed to have sickened 172 people in 32 states, killing one person, but it’s unlikely to do so any more, NBC News reported. Any romaine lettuce that’s now in stores is very likely not from the Yuma region, meaning it’s unlikely to carry the E. coli bacteria linked to the outbreak, according to...

  • California May 17, 2018

    Romaine Lettuce Outbreak Grows: 172 Sick in 32 States

    Health officials say nearly two dozen more cases of a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown in Arizona have been reported. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that the total number of people sickened by a strain of E. coli is now 172 across 32 states.

  • California Apr 21, 2018

    Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce, CDC Warns

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned not to eat any romaine lettuce after an e. coli outbreak has sickened over 50 people across 16 U.S. states. All lettuce is suspect unless it is clearly not from Arizona.

  • New York Oct 31, 2018

    Norovirus Suspected to Have Sickened DC Tour Group

    More than 50 tourists were hospitalized for possible food poisoning Sunday night after arriving in Washington, D.C. from New York.

  • California Aug 15, 2016

    Nature Made Vitamins Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella, Staph Contamination

    Pharmavite LLC announced Tuesday it is recalling some of its Nature Made adult gummy vitamins and folic acid tablets due to potential Salmonella or Staphylococcus aureus contamination. The Northridge, California-based company said the recall of various Nature Made products was initiated out of “an abundance of caution.”

  • food Aug 7, 2014

    Food Poisoning Suspected in Florida Dog Track Deaths

    Some health officials now suspect food poisoning in the deaths of two greyhounds and the illnesses of 97 others at the Daytona Beach Kennel Club & Poker Room. On April 6, kennel workers found one dog dead in a pool of blood and another one gravely ill. State reports show that 97 other greyhounds in the same kennel exhibited either...

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