February 2011

Broccoli salads provided for school lunch were the cause of massive food poisonings that occurred earlier this month at nine elementary and junior high schools in Iwamizawa, Hokkaido, the prefectural government said Wednesday.

The Hokkaido government said an investigation has found that broccoli salads cooked at the city’s joint school meal cooking center for the

Salmonella bacteria can be found on virtually all dairies, regardless of region. Whether it starts as an undetected presence or causes a major disease outbreak depends greatly upon the exposure level of Salmonella organisms to animals.

Holsteins.jpgSalmonella infections can cause dairy cattle of all ages to become severely ill. In young calves, it typically shows

From the CDC:

November 1, 2010, through February 9, 2011, 140 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella serotype I 4,[5],12:i:-, whose illnesses began since November 1, were reported from 26 states and the District of Columbia. Results of the investigation indicated a link to eating Tiny Greens Alfalfa Sprouts or Spicy Sprouts at

A series of Food and Drug Administration inspections at the nation’s largest egg farms has found at least one operation contaminated with salmonella.

The FDA is inspecting the country’s 600 largest egg farms in the wake of a salmonella outbreak in eggs last summer that sickened at least 1,900 people. The agency said Tuesday it