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What to Know About the Salmonella Outbreak Affecting Turkey
Just in time for Thanksgiving.
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Here’s What Made Hundreds of People Sick at That Ohio Chipotle
Local health officials say it was Clostridium perfringens, which occurs when food is left at unsafe temperatures.
Here’s How the Trump Administration Is Quietly Undermining Food Safety
A “little-noticed” USDA plan to help trade at the cost of safety is just the latest example.
Customers Are Getting Violently Sick at Yet Another Chipotle Restaurant
The chain says symptoms are consistent with norovirus.
New York Will Now Require Street Vendors to Receive Letter Grades
Finally, a way to tell the difference between different chicken-and-rice meals.
New York City Food Carts Are One Step Closer to Getting Letter Grades
City Council’s Health Committee unanimously passed the bill yesterday.
New City Council Bill Would Require Letter Grades on New York’s Food Carts
You may soon know if that gyro is hygienic in addition to halal.
Chinese Factories Discovered Making Bootleg Sauces With ‘Dangerous’ Ingredients
It’s the latest food scandal to hit the country.
Chipotle Installed Devices in Its Stores That Suck Pathogens Out of the Air
The fancy air purifiers use “patented Photohydroionization technology.”
China’s Seafood Is Seriously Plagued by Superbugs
A quarter of the world’s supplies are potentially carrying an alarming amount of antibiotics.
Another Deadly Superbug Has Shown Up on America’s Pig Farms
Experts say the death rate for bloodstream infections “is up to 50 percent.”
Tyson Recalls 130,000 Pounds of Chicken Nuggets
Think twice before your next midnight snack.
Blue Bell Just Recalled Ice Cream in 10 States Over New Listeria Concerns
This time, the blame is on a supplier.
Trump Campaign Takes Brief, Bold Stance Against Food Safety
What good has it done anyone?
New York Will Start Labeling Food Grown in the State
Healthy, ecofriendly products that meet food-safety standards can soon get a “New York Grown
Renewed Demands for FDA to Improve Food-Recall Process
Chuck Schumer is the latest to blast delays as a “recipe for disaster.”
7 Foods to Steer Clear of, According to a Food-Poisoning Expert
Sorry, lovers of rare meat.
Your Burger Might Have a Little Rat or Human in It
A new study could convince you to call off that cookout.
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Chipotle Blames CDC for ‘Panic’ Over E. Coli
A complaint argues the agency’s reports “unnecessarily intensified the public’s concern.”
Girl Finds Razor Blade in Her Soda at Wendy’s
It was in a cup for safe keeping, and an employee mistakenly grabbed it.
Senate Blocks Anti-GMO-Labeling Bill
The lawmakers rejected the so-called “DARK Act.”
Raw-Milk Advocates Drink Raw Milk, Get Sick
It’s definitely not the finest moment for these elected officials.
Another Chipotle Just Closed Because of ‘Norovirus Concerns’
An employee was diagnosed with the virus, and another two are suspected of having it.
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White Castle Posts Health Scores Online
The new site lets customers view health scores for every location.
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Chipotle Announces Mass Shutdown for One-Day Food-Safety Conference
You’ll have to get your burrito somewhere else for a few hours on February 8.
Blue Bell Warns Its Factories Still Have Some Listeria in Them
The company admits it’s identified “locations” where the pathogen still “may be present.”
U.S. Justice Department Launches Criminal Investigation of Blue Bell
The government wants to know when the company discovered listeria at its ice-cream plants.
Superbugs Found in a Scary Percentage of Meat
Tests showed 57 percent of chicken, 83 percent of turkey, and 14 percent of beef.
Tyson Just Recalled 25 Tons of Chicken Wings
Apparently, they had an “off odor.”
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Chipotle Cleared to Reopen Locations Shuttered After E. Coli Outbreak
Locations affected by the health scare are spick and span.
Skippy Has Recalled 1,871 Pounds of Reduced-Fat Peanut Butter
Jars distributed in seven states may contain small metal shards.
World’s Worst Report Says There’s a Good Chance Your Next Hot Dog
A stomach-churning report found evidence of this “hygienic issue” in 1 in 50 wieners.
Half of Food-Industry Staffers Won’t Skip Work When Sick
According to a new poll, many say they just can’t afford it.
Whole Foods Has Issued a Listeria-Related Recall
The chain is concerned about potentially contaminated cheese.
A Teenager Contracted Hepatitis After Drinking Green Tea
The herbal remedy put her in the hospital for two months.
Peanut Exec Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison for Salmonella Outbreak
Stewart Parnell has received what is believed to be the harshest sentence ever given for a case related to food-borne illness.
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Shareholders Demand McDonald’s Ban Antibiotics From Big Macs
They face an uphill battle.
The Cause of Chipotle’s Latest Salmonella Outbreak: Tainted Tomatoes
Don’t Expect an Antibiotic-Free-Beef Trend Any Time Soon
Prices for conventional red meat are too high to follow the poultry industry’s lead.
Former Blue Bell Workers Say Their Plant Was Disgusting
They say sludge oozed into clean tanks, and they never wiped butterfat off of surfaces.
Chipotle Has Been Linked to Another Salmonella Outbreak
Minnesota health officials say 45 cases can be tied to 17 locations so far.
The FDA’s New Rules Will Overhaul Food-Safety Requirements
These come in response to a series of food-borne illness outbreaks.
Cucumbers Are the Cause of the Latest Deadly Salmonella Outbreak [Updated]
At least 285 people have gotten sick so far, and one has died.
Of Course the Health Department Shut Down Prosperity Dumpling
The fallout of the rat scandal.
At Least 99 People Are Sick After Eating at a Chipotle
Including 17 employees, whose absence forced the California location to close.
Great, Now We Can’t Even Count on Bread to Be Safe
The world’s largest baking company is recalling loaves because they might contain broken glass.
Oscar Mayer Just Recalled 2 Million Pounds of Turkey Bacon
The company is concerned that some of the alt-bacon may have been “adulterated.”
Blue Bell Is Back in Stores on August 31 — Here’s Where to Find It
Texas and Alabama will be the first to get the ice cream back.
China Wants Nothing to Do With America’s Drugged-Up Pork
But it’s the world’s largest market — so our country’s farmers are thinking it might be time to reconsider a controversial, widely used muscle drug.
Blue Bell Is Officially Delivering Ice Cream Once Again
Just in time for the last stretch of summer.