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Chipotle to Reopen Virginia Restaurant After Norovirus Reports

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said it will reopen a Virginia restaurant on Wednesday, two days after it was closed due to reports that several customers had fallen ill with suspected norovirus. Shares of the restaurant chain tumbled more than 4 …

Texas Grocery Chain Recalls Raw Shelled Pistachios

The H-E-B grocery store chain has recalled some bulk and packaged raw shelled pistachios. San Antonio-based H-E-B said this week there’s a potential that the pistachios could be contaminated with salmonella. There are no reports of anyone getting sick. The …

Thanksgiving Safety Tip: Don’t Rinse That Turkey!

The instructions for many Thanksgiving turkey recipes say to “rinse turkey thoroughly.” However, this is a huge food safety problem, according to Christine Bruhn, PhD, CFS, food science professor from University of California-Davis who is an Institute of Food Technologists …

Suit Filed after California Woman Dies from Tainted Cucumbers

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a San Diego woman who died after eating Salmonella-tainted cucumbers. KNSD-TV reported that 99-yearold Mildred Hendricks died Aug. 17 after eating the cucumbers and contracting the illness. A second person …

How Genome Sequencing Is Transforming Food Safety

Investigations into foodborne illness are being radically transformed by whole genome sequencing, which federal officials say is enabling them to identify the source of an outbreak far more quickly and prevent additional cases. Previously, samples from sick patients were sent …

USDA Extends California Salmonella Chicken Recall to Bases

Federal regulators widened the recall of salmonella-tainted chicken produced by California-based Foster Farms to include products believed to have been send to military bases in five states to feed personnel and their families, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture on …

California Chicken Plant Sues Orkin Over Cockroaches

A Central California chicken-processing plant has filed a lawsuit against a pest-control company over a cockroach infestation that caused the plant to close for two weeks. The Modesto Bee reported that Foster Farms in Livingston filed a lawsuit last month …

Poultry Industry Refutes Consumer Reports, Says Chicken Breasts Safe

U.S. poultry producers have dramatically reduced the presence of harmful bacteria in poultry meat, a trade group said on Friday in defending the food safety record of the industry. “The numbers tell us we’re making tremendous progress,” the National Chicken …

Indiana Melon Growers Face New FDA Rules after Salmonella Outbreak

Southwestern Indiana’s melon growers are facing new federal regulations following last year’s salmonella outbreak that killed three people who ate Indiana-grown cantaloupes. Workshops were recently held to educate melon farmers and their workers about the Food and Drug Administration’s new …

FDA Seeks Feedback on New Food Safety Regulations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration kicked off a series of public meetings on Thursday to explain its proposed new rules for improving the safety of the nation’s food supply – and gain feedback on the potential regulations. The rules …