Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Food Safety Tips for Pregnant Women; TABC and Spring Break

Eating out means eating right. In the midst of food recalls and multi-state foodborne illness outbreaks, the injunction has never been truer—especially for pregnant moms, who must be particularly careful of what they eat because of their compromised immune systems.

That is not to say of course that moms should stop going to Taco Bell or KFC (most restaurants now require a food safety certification or a food handler certification as an employment requirement) and make do with home cooking all nine months.

Monday, June 18, 2012

MDP Might Be Discontinued, but New Salmonella Research Brings New Insight

The federation of State Public Interest Research Groups (PIRG) is up in arms over federal plans to cut the Agriculture Department's whole budget of $5 million for the Microbiological Data Program (MDG), effectively eliminating the nation’s largest produce testing program. According to PIRG, MDG is responsible for screening high-risk fresh produce for pathogens such as Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria, conducting about 15,000 random tests a year.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Common ABC License Types and Their Basic Privilege

Infographic Tribute To Mothers By Frugal Dad

E.Coli Protection Advice

A New Orleans child has been confirmed dead by The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals that has been diagnosed with E. coli. The agency is trying to find out where the child catch this virus.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Lawsuit Filed Against North Carolina Restaurant as Salmonella Outbreak Expands

A lawsuit has been filed against a Charlotte, North Carolina restaurant, Toast of Dilworth, which served Eggs Benedict that apparently sickened 10 customers with Salmonella enteritidis infection. The formal complaint was made by Seattle food-safety law firm Marler Clark on behalf of Bryan McWherter, a Charlotte resident.

Because food safety depends to a large degree on proper food handling, many restaurant owners today have made a Learn2Serve food handler certification or a food safety certification an employment requirement. Much needs to be done, however, judging from the current frequency of foodborne illnesses.