Prevent illness from food – Identify and throw away food that may not be safe to eat Throw away food that may have come in contact with flood or storm water. Throw away canned foods that are bulging, opened, or damaged. Throw away food that has an unusual odor, color, or texture. Throw away perishable foods (including meat, poultry, fish, eggs and leftovers) that have been above 40°F for 2 hours or more. Thawed food [...]
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Customer Picnic Results in 1 dead, 14 hospitalized with E. coli O157 outbreak. What is your safety plan for company sponsored events?
As a result of eating food at the picnic at least 75 individuals become ill. Here is the breakdown: Of the ill, 18 have been confirmed as being infected by E. coli O157. Of those, 14 were hospitalized. Three individuals are experiencing hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a disease that destroys red blood cells and can cause acute kidney failure. A 73-year old male died on July 24 A 14-year old male who was in serious [...]
CDC Reports Dramatic Increase Deaths from GI Infections – The Culprits? Norovirus and Clostridium Difficile…Common Bugs Turn Lethal
The CDC released a study this past week that has noted that deaths from gastrointestinal infections more than doubled from 1999 to 2007, to more than 17,000 a year from 7,000 a year. Of those who died, 83 percent were over age 65. Two thirds of the deaths were caused by a bacterium, Clostridium difficile, that people often contract in hospitals and nursing facilities, particularly when they have been taking antibiotics. But researchers were surprised to [...]
One More Food Borne Illness to Add to the Growing List…. Listeriosis…A Rare But Deadly Illness Emerges From Colorado Cantaloupe
Listeriosis?? No, it is not what it sounds like…(an allergy to your to do list???). Listeriosis is a deadly bacteria found in soil, water and animal feces. Humans typically are infected by consuming: Raw vegetables that have been contaminated from the soil or from contaminated manure used as fertilizer Infected meat Unpasteurized milk or foods made with unpasteurized milk Certain processed foods — such as soft cheeses, hot dogs and deli meats that have been [...]