June 2005

U.S. lawyer Bill Marler of Seattle, Wash. Was cited as telling an audience at the University of Guelph recently that medicare has spared Canadian food companies from multi-million-dollar lawsuits when their products poison consumers.

Marler was further cited as saying that Canadian lawyers might file class-action lawsuits, but there won’t be much money for the

Audress Hill is one of three state food inspectors assigned to examine the more than 750 restaurants in Beaufort County, plus more grocery stores and outdoor festivals with food.

While her inspection includes items like whether tiles are cracked or if the garbage in the women’s bathroom has a lid, state inspectors are concentrating more

State health officials have confirmed 211 cases so far this year of poisoning from a strain of salmonella bacteria – more during the first six months of 2005 than for each of the past three years.

At least 30 counties – including Onslow – have confirmed cases of Salmonella enteritidis poisoning, but state officials said

From NBC17:

Q: What is salmonella or salmonellosis?
A: Salmonellosis is an infection with a bacteria called salmonella. Most persons infected with salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection.
The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most persons recover without treatment. However, in some persons the diarrhea

The Associated Press reports North Carolina State health officials have confirmed 211 cases so far this year of poisoning from a strain of Salmonella bacteria – more during the first six months of 2005 than for each of the past three years.

At least 30 counties have confirmed cases of salmonella enteritidis poisoning, but state

The NC State Department of Public Health reports nearly five times as many cases of salmonella so far this year, compared to the first six months of last year. Nine is on your side with food safety tips to prevent salmonella:

  • Cleanliness is first and foremost: wash hands, utensils, equipment and cooking areas with