288,000 Eggs Recalled For Possible Salmonella Taint

288,000 Eggs Recalled For Possible Salmonella Taint

The year of the rotten (or rather, infected) egg isn’t over yet. The Cal-Maine Foods company has announced a recall after learning that around 24,000 dozen eggs that it processed and repackaged had originally come from a facility that tested positive for salmonella. [More]

Study: Gloves No Substitute For Hand-Washing When It Comes To Food Prep

Study: Gloves No Substitute For Hand-Washing When It Comes To Food Prep

If seeing your food cooked and handled by someone sporting a pair of latex gloves gives you a sense of security, the results of a new study in the Journal of Food Protection might give you pause. [More]

Hartz Dog Treats Recalled Over Salmonella

Hartz Dog Treats Recalled Over Salmonella

Don’t reward your dog a Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treat from a bag stamped with lot code BZ0969101E, says the FDA, unless you want a potentially confused dog. Hartz says salmonella has been found in at least one bag from that lot, so it’s recalling nearly 75,000 bags. So far no one has reported any sick pets, but if you have questions you can call Hartz at 1-800-275-1414. [More]

FDA Finally Inspects Tainted Egg Farms, Discovers They're Unsanitary

FDA Finally Inspects Tainted Egg Farms, Discovers They're Unsanitary

Conditions at the two salmonella egg farms in Iowa are so bad that you’d think they were Tylenol factories, according to recent FDA inspections. Wait, I mean the first and only inspections. [More]

Two Farms In Egg Recall Scramble Linked To Same Businessman With Runny Past

Two Farms In Egg Recall Scramble Linked To Same Businessman With Runny Past

Two of the Iowa farms that recalled over half a billion eggs for potential salmonella taint are linked to the same businessman, and he has a history of health, safety and employment violations. So how come no one stopped him before? [More]

What A Salmonella Outbreak Looks Like To The CDC

What A Salmonella Outbreak Looks Like To The CDC

The CDC has released a graph that compares the recent salmonella outbreak associated with eggs to the number of cases of the disease that would be expected without an unusual amount of tainted food on the market. [More]

There Are Now 380 Million Recalled Eggs

There Are Now 380 Million Recalled Eggs

Although the 380 million recalled eggs represent a small fraction of the total eggs out there, it’s still a staggering number of items that could be tainted with salmonella. The latest recall involves a second Iowa producer, Hillandale Farms. [More]

Read Egg Carton Codes

Read Egg Carton Codes

For those who are visual learners, this graphic breaks down how to read an egg carton’s codes. Useful for telling if your eggs were part of the 228 million recalled for salmonella, for instance. [More]

Taco Bell Manager Blames Salmonella Symptoms On You Not
Eating Enough Taco Bell

Taco Bell Manager Blames Salmonella Symptoms On You Not Eating Enough Taco Bell

A little while back, Jason came down with food poisoning after chowing down at his local Taco Bell. And when he later tried to give the fast food eatery a heads-up that others might get sick — and this was before anyone knew of the multi-state salmonella outbreak tied to Taco Bell — he was told that maybe he just hadn’t eaten enough Taco Bell to toughen up his stomach. [More]

Kids Could Be Getting Salmonella From Pet Food

Kids Could Be Getting Salmonella From Pet Food

No, it’s not what you’re thinking, parents are not feeding their kids pet food. Instead, a new study finding a link between salmonella contaminated pet food and children posits that the kids might be touching affected animals or their pet food dishes, and then putting their hands in their mouths. [More]

Outbreak Of Rare Salmonella Strains Linked To Taco Bell

Outbreak Of Rare Salmonella Strains Linked To Taco Bell

In the last few months, at least 155 people in several states have become ill from a pair of rare strains of salmonella. And according to authorities, the source of the salmonella is food served at Taco Bell. [More]

Iams Salmonella Recall Expanded

Iams Salmonella Recall Expanded

Iams has expanded a voluntary recall of pet food because it might be contaminated with salmonella. No illnesses have been reported, but better safe than crying than over Mr. Tinkers. Here are the affected products so you can get them off your pantry: [More]

Salmonella Recall Notices No Match For Hungry, Oblivious Consumers

Salmonella Recall Notices No Match For Hungry, Oblivious Consumers

Look, when the Centers for Disease Control recalls your frozen pot pie because it’s contaminated with salmonella, don’t eat it. Sure, it sounds easy, but hundreds of consumers apparently fell ill in 2007 even after ConAgra yanked millions of contaminated Banquet pies from store shelves. So just who were these sickened frozen pot pie devotees? [More]

Are They Trying To Starve Us? Now Marie Callender Recalled For Salmonella

Are They Trying To Starve Us? Now Marie Callender Recalled For Salmonella

First they took our Spaghetti-o’s, kombucha, and cat food, now Marie Callendar cheesy chicken and rice frozen meals have been recalled for a possible link to a salmonella outbreak in 14 states. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO EAT? [More]

Trader Joe's, Walmart Sprouts Recalled For Salmonella

Trader Joe's, Walmart Sprouts Recalled For Salmonella

Sprouts sold at Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Kings Super Market, Numero Uno Stores, Cárdenas Markets, Gonzalez Northgate Markets, Wal-Mart stores, Jons Markets, and Canton Foods have been recalled after an outbreak of salmonella sickened more than 20 people in 10 states. [More]

USDA Tightens Chicken Rules

USDA Tightens Chicken Rules

Yesterday the USDA announced new poultry safety rules intended to slightly reduce the number of poisonings annually from salmonella and campylobacter. An agency official says that the new rules should prevent about 65,000 cases of food sickness a year, which is only a fraction of the over a million cases annually. However, most of the other food products that contribute to that number fall under FDA regulation, so the USDA can’t say anything. “This is something we can do, so we’re doing it,” the spokesman told the Los Angeles Times. [More]

Recall Roundup: Step Away From The Pepper Edition

Recall Roundup: Step Away From The Pepper Edition

Salmonella in the pepper! Salmonella in the hydrolyzed vegetable protein! Salmonella everywhere! Oh yeah, and some other stuff was recalled too. [More]

CDC Used Shopper Loyalty Cards To Solve Mysterious Salmonella Outbreak

CDC Used Shopper Loyalty Cards To Solve Mysterious Salmonella Outbreak

The shopper loyalty cards that your grocery store provides can have a higher purpose than giving you discounts, profiling your shopping habits, and racking up points for rewards programs. Loyalty card data can also help track down the source of foodborne pathogens, retaining records of specific brands and items that customers probably won’t remember. Trying to find the source of a mysterious salmonella outbreak, the CDC mined grocery loyalty card data to narrow the source down to specific brands of Italian cured meat. [More]