Soylent Says It Knows What’s Making Customers Sick; Will Stop Using Algae-Based Flour

Soylent Says It Knows What’s Making Customers Sick; Will Stop Using Algae-Based Flour

Last month, meal-replacement startup Soylent voluntarily stopped selling its new-to-market nutrition bar and long-running powder after receiving reports from customers who became ill after consuming the meal-replacement products. Now, the company says it has pinpointed the cause of the issues: an algae-based ingredient called algal flour.  [More]

Soylent Stops Sale Of Meal-Replacement Powder After Customers Report Becoming Ill

Soylent Stops Sale Of Meal-Replacement Powder After Customers Report Becoming Ill

Earlier this month, meal replacement startup Soylent announced that it would voluntarily stop selling its new-to-market Soylent nutrition bar after receiving reports from customers who became ill after consuming the snack. Now, the company says it will expand that action to include certain meal-replacement powder after receiving similar issues.  [More]

Soylent Stops Sales Of Nutritional “Food Bars” After Customers Report Becoming Violently Ill

Soylent Stops Sales Of Nutritional “Food Bars” After Customers Report Becoming Violently Ill

If you count on a Soylent nutrition bar to keep the hunger at bay during your long work day, you might want to find an alternative. That’s because the meal replacement startup has halted sales of the bars – which debuted earlier this fall – after receiving reports from customers who became ill after consuming the snack.  [More]

(Dyanna Hyde)

Good Earth Egg Products Recalled After Spate Of Salmonella Illnesses

Missouri-based Good Earth Egg Company has issued a recall for a variety of egg products that health officials have connected to an outbreak of salmonella in three states.
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Veal, Bison & Beef Recalled Over E.Coli Contamination After Seven Become Ill

Seven people in four states have become ill after eating red meat found to be contaminated with E. coli, prompting the recall of thousands of pounds of beef, veal, and bison from Adams Farm Slaughterhouse over the weekend. [More]

Mike Mozart

Chipotle Settles 100 Customer Complaints Over Food-Borne Illness Outbreaks

More than 100 customers who fell ill after dining at Chipotle restaurants last year will receive an undisclosed financial settlement as the fast-casual restaurant continues to put a series of E. coli and listeria outbreaks behind it.  [More]

Cruise Ship Norovirus Season Begins: 252 Passengers Sick On Ship Docked In Maine

Cruise Ship Norovirus Season Begins: 252 Passengers Sick On Ship Docked In Maine

When the cruise season kicked off in Portland, ME this weekend, it didn’t exactly get off to a great start. The first ship to dock in the city’s port is under surveillance for norovirus after more than 250 passengers reportedly became sick.  [More]

Massive Frozen Vegetable Recall Linked To 2 Deaths, 8 Illnesses

Massive Frozen Vegetable Recall Linked To 2 Deaths, 8 Illnesses

Federal health and safety regulators have opened an investigation into a listeria outbreak related to the recent recall of more than 350 different varieties and brands of frozen vegetables after eight people from three states — two who later died — became infected with strains of the bacteria.  [More]

Mike Mozart

Chipotle Temporarily Closes Restaurant After Someone Inside Becomes Ill

Following very public bouts with E. coli and norovirus outbreaks at its restaurants in recent months, Chipotle revamped its safety protocols, mandating that stores be temporarily shut down if someone inside becomes sick. That plan was put into motion Tuesday when a Virginia restaurant closed around lunchtime.  [More]

(Steve)

H-E-B Adds Hill Country Fare Tuna To Growing Recall List

Just days after Bumble Bee Tuna and Chicken of the Sea recalled hundreds of thousands of cans of tuna that may have been contaminated with unwelcome pathogens, Texas grocery store H-E-B announced its own recall of 10,752 cans of tuna for similar reasons.  [More]

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Spoiled Tuna Recall Expands To Include 107,000 Cans Of Chicken Of The Sea

Only hours after Bumble Bee announced a recall of more than 31,000 cases of canned tuna that may be spoiled, we’ve learned that 107,000 cans of Chicken of the Sea are being recalled for the same reason.  [More]

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UPDATE: Bumble Bee, Chicken Of The Sea Tuna Recalled Because Cans Shouldn’t Be Spoiled Before You Buy Them

UPDATE: Hours after Bumble Bee announced the recall of thousands of cases of canned tuna, another popular brand of canned tuna has been recalled for the same reason. [More]

(Mike Mozart)

Health Officials Investigating After At Least 10 Buffalo Wild Wings Customers Become Ill

There are few things better than digging into a basket of wings on Super Bowl Sunday. But recent reports of Buffalo Wild Wings customers becoming ill after dining at a restaurant in Kansas might be enough to cause some wing-lovers to step away from the saucy drumsticks, or at least cause the stock for the chain eatery to tumble.  [More]

(Martin Rottler)

Chipotle’s Woes Reportedly Leading To Layoffs At Suppliers

Chipotle’s recent foodborne illness issues — a six-state e.coli contamination that sickened more than 50 people and a norvirus outbreak that left more than 150 customers ill in Boston — haven’t just caused problems for the fast casual restaurant in terms of slumping sales and dropping stock prices, it’s also reportedly trickled down the chain to the company’s suppliers in the form of layoffs.  [More]

(Mike Mozart)

We May Never Know What Caused Chipotle’s E. Coli Outbreak

A month after an E. coli outbreak was linked to Chipotle restaurants in the Northwest, health officials believed the culprit was a vegetable of some kind. Now, nearly three months later, an exact cause still hasn’t been uncovered, and some analysts say it might never be.  [More]

Analysts Predict Chipotle Sales Slump To Continue Into Late 2016 Amid Food Safety Issues

Analysts Predict Chipotle Sales Slump To Continue Into Late 2016 Amid Food Safety Issues

Back in November when Chipotle’s woes centered solely on a six-state E. coli outbreak, stock analysts predicted the company’s sales would be down for the fourth quarter. Now, with the addition of another rare strain of E. coli sickening five customers in two additional states and more than 150 students sick from norovirus in Boston, analysts are anticipating declining sales for the fast casual restaurant until at least September 2016.

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Health Officials Investigating Chipotle For Different E.Coli Strain, Five Illnesses

Health Officials Investigating Chipotle For Different E.Coli Strain, Five Illnesses

While Chipotle CEO Steven Ells was busy riding the apology train, issuing regrets for a recent E.coli outbreak that sickened more than 50 people in nine states and a norovirus outbreak in Boston involving 140 students, the fast casual chain was being linked to five separate illnesses in three more states.  [More]

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UPDATE: Chipotle Closes Boston College Location To Investigate After Nearly 80 Students Become Ill

UPDATE: Health officials Boston College now say that nearly 80 students have become ill after eating at a campus-area Chipotle restaurant that has since been temporarily closed.

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