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Food Poisoning

Two Food Recalls Texans Should Be Aware Of

In the last few days, two food recalls have been announced that everyone should be aware of.  One has to do with possible food poisoning, while the other involves the potential for undeclared milk products that could pose health problems for those with allergies. Don’t Lick the Cake Batter Spoon! The first recall, announced Monday,…

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Food Poisoning, Recall, Salmonella Outbreak

Salmonella Outbreak at San Antonio Restaurant Sickens 184

According to the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, at least 184 people have reported symptoms of salmonella infection, after eating at the Wurzbach Road location of Pasha Mediterranean Grill, in an outbreak that is much larger than previously thought. These latest figures were released Wednesday, Sept. 5, and represent far more than the earlier estimate…

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Food Poisoning

Cereal Recall For Salmonella Expands: Here’s What You Need to Know

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration, another 30 people have become sick from Salmonella infections that are linked to the consumption of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal. Both agencies issued a reminder that consumers should not consume and retailers should not sell Honey Smacks due to possible contamination. In…

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Food Poisoning, Recall, Salmonella Outbreak

Cyclospora Outbreak Hits Bexar County Hard

For the sixth summer in a row, Texas state and local health officials are busy trying to find out what has thus far caused more than 200 reported cases of cyclospora to date. So far, the foodborne pathogen has hit 45 Texas counties this year, including 28 cases in Bexar County alone. That total is…

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Food Poisoning

Texas Health Officials Issue Warning About Parasitic Outbreak

Health officials in Texas sounded the alarm Monday, as they announced their investigation of the circumstances surrounding at least 58 cases of illness related to the cyclospora parasite just since the beginning of May. While Travis County has been hardest hit, with 16 cases so far, Bexar County is right behind them, with 11 cases…

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Food Poisoning

CDC Warning: Stop Eating Romaine Lettuce

Public health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a very special and very dire warning regarding an E. Coli outbreak that has now spread to at least 16 states and sickened at least 60 people so far, including eight prison inmates in Alaska. The CDC warning? Don’t eat Romaine…

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Food Poisoning

How Do I Know If I Have a Foodborne Illness Case?

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS), the annual cost of foodborne illnesses to the economy is actually quite staggering; a total cost of more than $15.6 billion every year. Compare that to the total USDA budget for food safety, which is barely over $1 billion. That cost was derived…

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Food Poisoning

Another Texas Food Recall

Undeclared Peanuts Lead to Another Texas Food Recall For the second time in just the last few weeks, Texas Best Proteins, a Santo, Texas-based food manufacturer who produces Farm to Market Foods products, has decided to issue another Texas food recall of some of their products. On Dec. 22, they recalled more than 25,000 pounds…

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Food Poisoning, Recall