foodborne illness News

Lawsuit Blames Nevada Casino Restaurant for Salmonella

A Nevada man is suing the corporate owner of a casino restaurant in Elko where he says he was infected with salmonella after eating contaminated ham or eggs there earlier this month. Harry Wiseman of Elko says he is one …

Nashville Salmonella Outbreak Prompts Multiple Lawsuits Against Restaurant

A Nashville restaurant is facing multiple lawsuits after at least 20 customers reported becoming infected with salmonella. According to WKRN-TV, the four lawsuits are each seeking up to $1.5 million in damages from Milk and Honey following the August foodborne …

Computer Model Identifies Risky Restaurants in Near Real Time

A new computer model is proving significantly more accurate in identifying potentially unsafe restaurants when compared with existing methods of consumer complaints and routine inspections. The model uses machine learning and de-identified and aggregated search and location data from logged-in …

Restaurants, and Diners, Pay High Price for Food-Related Illnesses

A single foodborne illness outbreak could cost a restaurant millions of dollars in lost revenue, fines, lawsuits, legal fees, insurance premium increases, inspection costs and staff retraining, a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public …

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 …

Celebrity Chefs Flunk Food Safety Test

Celebrity chefs are cooking up poor food safety habits, according to a Kansas State University study. Kansas State University food safety experts Edgar Chambers IV and Curtis Maughan, along with Tennessee State University’s Sandria Godwin, recently published “Food safety behaviors …

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 …

Oregon’s Building Backlog of Food Inspections Increasing Disease Risk

Rodents, insects and microscopic bacteria: All these hazards can exist in food and where it is stored, and it is up to the Oregon Department of Agriculture to ensure they’re not there. But the department’s Food Safety Program, which is …

Trump Sends Mixed Message on Food Safety Standards

The Trump campaign pitched rolling back food safety regulations in a fact sheet, arguing they are burdensome to farmers and “overkill.” But the campaign later deleted the proposal from its website and offered no explanation. After sending out the fact …

Pilgrim’s Pride in Texas Expands its Recall of Cooked Chicken Products

Pilgrim’s Pride in Waco, Texas is expanding a 5 million pound recall that federal food safety regulators say includes a variety of chicken products potentially contaminated with foreign materials. Friday’s announcement is the second expansion of a recall that began …