April 2008

Raw milk from a dairy in Berks County near Allentown, PA  has tested positive for Salmonella. The Pennsylvania Agriculture Department is warning anyone who bought raw milk from the Norman Sauder dairy farm in Maxatawny Township anytime after March 31st to throw it away.  
Officials say that samples taken from the farm on April 21

Salmonella is one of the most common enteric (intestinal) infections in the United States. Salmonellosis (the disease caused by Salmonella) is the second most common foodborne illness after Campylobacter infection. It is estimated that 1.4 million cases of salmonellosis occur each year in the U.S.; 95% of those cases are foodborne-related. Approximately 220 of each

The Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota reports revised numbers in the Malt-O-Meal salmonella outbreak.   The Food & Drug Administration originally said the outbreak involved 23 cases in 14 states.  Yesterday (4/15), FDA said the correct numbers were 21 cases in 13 states.

CIDRAP News reports the outbreak involves

It’s safe to again drink tap water in Alamosa, Colorado.

The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment officially lifted the "boil water" order at 2:30 pm, Friday, April 11, 2008.  It was in effect for 23 days.

The water will not taste the same as it is now treated with chlorine. 

The order was lifted

Taylor Fresh Foods has added its name and brands to the big recall of Honduran cantaloupes.  Here’s what the Salinas, CA grower said via a press release issued through the FDA yesterday (04/03/08):

Taylor Fresh Foods, of Salinas, California is voluntarily recalling selected fresh cut fruit products which may contain cantaloupe from the Honduran grower