August 2004

Michael Gregor recently posted an article on in regards to the recent finding of live paratuberculosis bacteria in retail milk purchased from stores in Wisconsin, California and Minnesota, proving that the organism can indeed survive pasteurization.

Dr. Hermon-Taylor, leading paratuberculosis researcher and 
Chairman of the Department of Surgery at St. George’s Medical School in

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in an interview yesterday with Christopher Snowbeck of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that it has not completed its investigation of a summer salmonella outbreak in Pennsylvania, nor has it cleared any company of responsibility.

"We haven’t implicated anyone, nor absolved anyone," said Michael Herndon, an FDA spokesman.

Herndon would

A West Virginia food-processing company said in a interview wih Michael Hasch of the Tribune-Review Thursday that federal investigators have found no "objectionable conditions" at a plant that would have caused the salmonellosis outbreak that sickened more than 400 people in five states.

A spokesman for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration could not confirm

Results of an Establishment
 Inspection Report (EIR) conducted by the Food and Drug Administration find 
that the food processing facility of Coronet Foods Incorporated tested 
negative for "objectionable conditions."

The EIR included environmental facility testing on both food contact and
 non-food contact surfaces as well as product samples of shredded lettuce,
 diced and sliced globe

Doctors in several states, including Ohio, are still tracking a salmonella outbreak that apparently began at a Sheetz convenience store in western Pennsylvania and the mystery illness of Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island continues to be a puzzle.

According to Local Health Columbus’s Len Rome, there’s little you can do to protect yourself from food

A Seattle law firm announced a settlement has been reached between 49 victims of the salmonella outbreak traced to the former Chili’s Bar and Grill in Vernon Hills and Brinker International, owner of the franchise.

The settlement included awards to victims from Antioch, Buffalo Grove, Gurnee, Lake Bluff, Lake Villa, Lake Forest, Lake Zurich, Libertyville

The Anhing Corporation of Los Angeles, California announced today in a press release that they are recalling their 1-ounce packaged black pepper seed because it may be contaminated with salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.


Safeway is voluntarily recalling green onions because they may be contaminated with salmonella. The recalled green onions, also known as scallions, were sold from August 3rd through August 7, 2004 in Safeway and Pak ‘n Save stores located in Northern California and Western Nevada.

Business Wire report that the salmonella was detected through routine testing