December 2005

A lawsuit filed by 124 present and former county jail inmates claims that the prisoners who ate tacos in the prison suffered from food poisoning, reports the Galveston County Daily News.

The suit alleges that "inappropriate food handling" caused violent illness among prisoners who ate the tacos served to inmates March 23, 2004. The suit

US Trading CO. of Hayward, California is recalling the following product because they may be contaminated with Salmonella:

  • "JHC Brand cooked seasoned anchovy (spicy)", Net Wt.: 7oz packed in clear plastic container
  • "JHC Brand cooked seasoned anchovy w/sesame", Net Wt.: 7oz, packed in clear plastic container
  • "JHC Brand cooked seasoned anchovy Net Wt.: 2oz,

The family of James Arledge have filed lawsuits against Camden`s Old South Restaurant and oven manufacturer Duke Manufacturing Company in connection with an outbreak of salmonella poisoning in May.

One of the actions is a wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of Arledge`s widow, Carolyn Arledge, and his daughter, Teresa Lee, as personal representatives of

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is again warning consumers in Ontario and parts of Quebec to avoid eating mung bean sprouts distributed by Toronto Sun Wah Trading Inc., also known as Hollend Enterprises, because they may be contaminated with salmonella.

"We are working to remove the affected product from the marketplace," CFIA food safety

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume Toronto Sun Wah or Hollend Enterprises Mung Bean Sprouts because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

This product is distributed in Ontario and may have also been distributed in the Abitibi-Temiscamingue area of Quebec.

This alert is a part of an

The family of a man who died from food poisoning is taking a Camden restaurant to court. More than 300 people got salmonella poisoning after eating at the Old South Restaurant in Camden in May. The outbreak at Old South is the largest outbreak of food poisoning in South Carolina history. Health officials say undercooked

US and EU scientists researching how to crack through hard formations of bacteria on surfaces say their discoveries could lead to new cleaning methods for fruit, vegetables and other foods.

Scientists from the US Agricultural Research Service and the University of Navarra are studying how to improve the washing techniques used in the produce packing

Although more people are eating fruits and vegetables, this healthy trend comes with a risk — illnesses traced to fresh produce are on the rise. Salmonella cases reported to the Lee County Health Department rose from 173 for all of 2004 to more than 230 so far this year. By far, those most affected are