Food safety

May 03, 2018 - 4:42 pm
HANOVER, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania-based chips and snack food maker Utz is recalling some of its tortilla chips because they may contain milk. Utz Quality Foods announced the voluntarily recall Thursday of some of its Golden Flake, Good Health, Utz and Weis brand tortilla chip products. The items...
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FILE - This undated photo shows romaine lettuce in Houston. On Friday, June 1, 2018, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said four more deaths have been linked to a national romaine lettuce food poisoning outbreak, bringing the total to 5. (Steve Campbell/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 02, 2018 - 5:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The first death has been reported in a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. The death was reported in California, but state and federal health officials did not provide any other details. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its numbers on...
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In this April 12, 2018 photo, scientist Karen Xavier holds a petri dish containing a stool sample of small bacteria colonies in Denver. DNA from samples like these are extracted and sequenced to help health investigators more quickly determine the source of a food borne illness outbreak.(AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda)
April 26, 2018 - 1:03 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Disease hunters are using genetic sequencing in their investigation of the ongoing food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, a technique that is revolutionizing the detection of germs in food. The genetic analysis is being used to bolster investigations and — in some cases...
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April 03, 2018 - 10:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities are ordering a Las Vegas company to pull its herbal supplements off the market because some of its products tested positive for salmonella, part of a nationwide outbreak linked to the ingredient kratom. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it took...
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A carton of eggs that expired on March 22nd is shown Friday, March 30, 2018 in Phoenix. This year's Easter eggs may already hard-boiled, dyed and laid in a basket, but next year's batch might be a little less fresh. State lawmakers are on the verge of passing a proposal that would put a 45-day expiration date label on Grade A eggs, clearing the way for a longer window of use than the a current 24-day sell-by date. That means consumers could be cracking eggs that left the farm more than six weeks ago. (AP Photo/Matt York)
March 30, 2018 - 9:25 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — This year's Easter eggs may already be hard-boiled, dyed and laid in a basket, but Arizona buyers might wind up with a batch that's a little less fresh next year. State lawmakers are considering an unusual proposal to put a 45-day expiration date on Grade A eggs, a longer window of...
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January 29, 2018 - 7:37 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Panera Bread Co. is voluntarily recalling some cream cheese sold in its U.S. stores because of possible bacterial contamination. The St. Louis-based company released a statement Sunday saying the recall was initiated after testing from a single production day indicated the presence...
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January 17, 2018 - 4:52 am
PARIS (AP) — French authorities are searching five sites run by dairy giant Lactalis in an investigation into the botched mass recall of baby milk products after a salmonella scare. The Paris prosecutor's office said sites being searched Wednesday include Lactalis headquarters in Laval in western...
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This Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, photo provided by Aichi Prefectural Government's Department of Health and Public Welfare shows a package containing potentially deadly liver, top right, a purchaser took it to the health center in Nagoya, central Japan. The town freaked out over the sale of assorted blowfish meat packages containing potentially deadly liver, but nobody had died. The regional health ministry office said Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, a supermarket in Gamagori City, Aichi prefecture, sold five packages of assorted fugu meat containing liver, which is toxic and banned. (Aichi Prefectural Government's Department of Health and Public Welfare via AP)
January 16, 2018 - 3:16 am
TOKYO (AP) — A city in central Japan has used its emergency loudspeaker system to recall four packages of blowfish meat after discovering a fifth one contained the potentially deadly liver. No one has died. The fish known as fugu is an expensive winter delicacy but requires a license because of the...
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The logo of Groupe Lactalis is seen as Head of Communication & External Relations, Michel Nalet attends a press conference in Paris, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. French President Emmanuel Macron has criticized French diary giant Lactalis after major supermarkets admitted this week that baby food recalled over fears of salmonella contamination still made it onto French shelves. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
January 14, 2018 - 9:03 am
PARIS (AP) — The head of French dairy company Lactalis says that a recall of baby milk products because of a salmonella scare has been extended to 83 countries from around 30. In an interview with French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche, the president of Lactalis, Emmanuel Besnier, said that more than...
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FILE - This Monday Dec. 11, 2017 file picture shows a general view of the Lactalis plant and milk production site where possible source of the outbreak has been identified in Craon, western France. A tainted baby milk scandal affecting some 30 countries is growing, as French dairy giant Lactalis recalled millions more products globally because of salmonella contamination. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
December 21, 2017 - 7:03 am
PARIS (AP) — A tainted baby milk scandal affecting some 30 countries is growing, as French dairy giant Lactalis recalled millions more products globally because of fears of salmonella contamination. Pharmacies and supermarkets pulled cans and bottles of baby milk off shelves Thursday as the company...
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