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10 Feb 2018, 8:30 pm by Bill Marler
In August 2016, a local public health agency (LPHA) notified the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) of two culture-confirmed cases of Campylobacter infection among persons who consumed raw (unpasteurized) milk from the same herdshare dairy. [read post]
4 Nov 2017, 10:18 am by Bill Marler
Criminal sanctions were brought against the owners of PCA. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm58e0129a1.htm http://www.outbreakdatabase.com/details/peanut-corporation-of-america-peanut-butter-and-peanut-butter-containing-products-2008/? [read post]
4 Nov 2017, 7:01 am by Bill Marler
Criminal sanctions were brought against the owners of PCA. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm58e0129a1.htm http://www.outbreakdatabase.com/details/peanut-corporation-of-america-peanut-butter-and-peanut-butter-containing-products-2008/? [read post]
3 Nov 2017, 1:48 pm by Bill Marler
Criminal sanctions were brought against the owners of PCA. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm58e0129a1.htm http://www.outbreakdatabase.com/details/peanut-corporation-of-america-peanut-butter-and-peanut-butter-containing-products-2008/? [read post]
3 Nov 2017, 1:48 pm by Bill Marler
Criminal sanctions were brought against the owners of PCA. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm58e0129a1.htm http://www.outbreakdatabase.com/details/peanut-corporation-of-america-peanut-butter-and-peanut-butter-containing-products-2008/? [read post]
14 Oct 2017, 8:56 am by Bill Marler
An Introduction to Norovirus The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that noroviruses cause nearly 21 million cases of acute gastroenteritis annually, making noroviruses the leading cause of gastroenteritis in adults in the United States. [1] According to a relatively recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine: The Norwalk agent was the first virus that was identified as causing gastroenteritis in humans, but recognition of its importance as a pathogen has been… [read post]
12 Sep 2017, 12:55 pm by Bill Marler
Healthly, and the entire supply chain, should have been aware of these outbreaks and taken precautions. [1]           https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2017/o157h7-03-17/index.html [2]           A 1996 Salmonella Mbandaka outbreak linked to peanut butter sickened at least 15 in Australia – Aust N Z J Public Health 1998 Scheil [3]          … [read post]
3 Aug 2017, 4:52 pm by Bill Marler
THE HEPATITIS A VIRUS Exposure to hepatitis A virus (“HAV”) can cause an acute infection of the liver that is typically mild and resolves on its own.[1] The symptoms and duration of illness vary a great deal, with many persons showing no symptoms at all.[2] Fever and jaundice are two of the symptoms most commonly associated with HAV infection.[3] Throughout history, hepatitis infections have plagued humans. [read post]
3 Aug 2017, 4:52 pm by Bill Marler
THE HEPATITIS A VIRUS Exposure to hepatitis A virus (“HAV”) can cause an acute infection of the liver that is typically mild and resolves on its own.[1] The symptoms and duration of illness vary a great deal, with many persons showing no symptoms at all.[2] Fever and jaundice are two of the symptoms most commonly associated with HAV infection.[3] Throughout history, hepatitis infections have plagued humans. [read post]
29 Jun 2017, 10:45 pm by Bill Marler
 I just finished up the Food Security Conference and extracted myself from the battle over eating medium rare hamburgers in New Zealand, when I had time to read the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) – sounds fun? [read post]
20 Apr 2017, 12:31 pm by Bill Marler
”  However, the CDC’s FoodNet published in MMWR today the foodborne illness numbers from 10 states and 9 pathogens for 2016 and the incidences compared to 2013-2015[1] and the new numbers are not great and confirm why we seem busier lately. [read post]
14 Mar 2017, 6:01 pm by Bill Marler
An Article I wrote in 2001 Bill Neuman wrote yet another article on cheese – “Raw Milk Cheesemakers Fret Over Possible New Rules” – after Food Safety News reported it and in follow-up to my five part series on raw milk and the “60 day rule” – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5, and the continuing outbreaks, illnesses and recalls linked to raw (unpasteurized) and pasteurized dairy products in the United… [read post]
22 Feb 2017, 9:26 pm by Bill Marler
An Introduction to Listeria Listeria (pronounced liss-STEER-ē-uh) is a gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium that can grow under either anaerobic (without oxygen) or aerobic (with oxygen) conditions. [4, 18] Of the six species of Listeria, only L. monocytogenes (pronounced maw-NO-site-aw-JUH-neez) causes disease in humans. [18] These bacteria multiply best at 86-98.6 degrees F (30-37 degrees C), but also multiply better than all other bacteria at refrigerator temperatures, something that allows… [read post]
20 Feb 2017, 5:03 pm by Bill Marler
On August 15, 2016, the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) identified raw scallops served at Genki Sushi restaurants on Oahu and Kauai as a likely source of an ongoing hepatitis A outbreak. [read post]
17 Feb 2017, 1:34 pm by Bill Marler
Beginning in September 2016, several states, CDC, and the FDA investigated a multistate outbreak of foodborne hepatitis A. [read post]