Archive for the ‘Food Safety’ Category

Foster Farms Chicken Salmonella Outbreak FAQs

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Editors Note: On October 7, 2013, the USDA issued a health alert regarding Foster Farms Chicken.  Subsequently, on October 13, Costco recalled Rotisserie Chickens jointly branded with Foster Farms. The following Q&A was provided by the Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).   Q: When did FSIS first learn of [...]

Packaged Salad Blamed for Cyclospora Outbreak, but No Recall

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Cyclospora is a rare parasite that causes a lengthy gastrointestinal illness. As of August 9, 2013 (5pm EDT), the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has been notified of 514 cases of Cyclospora infections from 17 states, as shown in the map above.  At least 30 people reportedly have been hospitalized in five states. So [...]

How Long Do Easter Eggs Last?

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Hard boiled eggs can be fun to eat and even more fun to decorate, but it is wise to avoid keeping them around for too long.  If the Easter Bunny left those eggs out at room temperature for more than 2 hours, it’s best to sneak them into the compost when wee ones are looking [...]