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People Are Getting Sick From Kissing Their Chickens

Stop treating them like dogs or cats, CDC warns

(Newser) - Backyard chicken-keeping is on the rise, and the CDC now finds it necessary to warn people that puckering up to poultry is a big no-no. The warning comes via a study on the rise in salmonella outbreaks that found many urban chicken-keepers treat the animals as if they were pets.... More »

Chipotle Employees Will Now Get Paid Sick Leave

Even clouds made of E. coli and salmonella have silver linings

(Newser) - It looks like one good thing might come out of the various Chipotle outbreaks that sickened dozens of people across nine states at the tail end of 2015. Consumerist reports the restaurant chain will announce paid sick leave for employees during a company-wide meeting in February. The idea is that... More »

Ex Peanut Exec Gets 28 Years for Salmonella Outbreak

Stewart Parnell apologized to victims

(Newser) - A former peanut company executive was sentenced today to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak, the stiffest punishment ever handed out to a producer in a foodborne illness case. The outbreak in 2008 and 2009 killed nine Americans and sickened hundreds more, and triggered... More »

Peanut Exec Could Get 803-Year Sentence Today

Parnell knowingly sold tainted peanut butter

(Newser) - Three words helped seal the prosecution's case against former peanut company boss Stewart Parnell—and they may send him to prison for the rest of his life. "Just ship it," wrote Parnell in 2007 to a plant manager worried about tainted products, CNN reports. A subsequent salmonella... More »

Cucumbers Suspected in Deadly Salmonella Outbreak

One person has been killed and 285 others sickened since July

(Newser) - Salmonella-tainted cucumbers are believed to be responsible for killing a 99-year-old San Diego woman and sickening 285 other people across 27 states over the past two months. Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce of San Diego yesterday voluntarily recalled its "Limited Edition" brand garden cucumbers, which were grown in Mexico.... More »

Don't Wash Your Spinach? You May Not Want to Read This

Even if you do wash, bad news for you

(Newser) - If you don't wash the pre-washed spinach you buy from the store, you may want to stop reading. Actually, even if you do wash your spinach, you still may want to stop here. According to new findings by food safety researchers out of the University of California, Riverside , bacteria... More »

Peanut Exec Faces 'Absurd' Sentence Over Salmonella

Prosecutors want him locked up for life

(Newser) - Federal court officers are recommending a life sentence for a peanut executive convicted in a salmonella-poisoning case. Former Peanut Corporation of American owner Stewart Parnell was convicted last fall of selling truckloads of peanut butter from his southwest Georgia plant to food processors even after they tested positive for salmonella.... More »

Sushi Linked to 9-State Salmonella Outbreak

Dozens sick after eating raw tuna

(Newser) - A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials say. Most of the cases—31—are in California, according to state officials. Other affected states include Arizona, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. Ten people have been hospitalized... More »

No. 1 Source of Salmonella Cases: Not Meat

In fact, seeded veggies are the worst culprit, feds find

(Newser) - Salmonella might be an illness you think about when you're tempted to eat cookie dough ; it's probably not something that worries you when picking out zucchini. But in fact, seeded vegetables were the top source of salmonella illnesses in a federal food study that focused on the years... More »

Shut Up and Eat That Raw Cookie Dough

LV Anderson explains why it probably won't give you salmonella

(Newser) - Despite oft-heard and dire warnings from your mother about why you shouldn't eat raw cookie dough, admit it—you eat it anyway, and you've probably never gotten salmonella poisoning. In Slate , LV Anderson explains why. By her own estimation she's probably consumed 360 raw eggs over the... More »

USDA Shuts Poultry Plant Over Cockroach 'Infestation'

Foster Farms facility was implicated in last year's salmonella outbreak

(Newser) - "Cockroach" and "infestation" are two words you don't want anywhere near your dinner, but the USDA says it encountered just that at a California poultry plant that it wasted no time in shutting down yesterday. Foster Farms said that it immediately conducted "enhanced sanitizing" at its... More »

12% of Your Spices May Be Contaminated With 'Filth'

FDA also finds that 7% of imported spices have salmonella

(Newser) - Great, the FDA has identified one more thing for people to worry about in the kitchen: spices. The most comprehensive testing yet finds that 7% of spices imported into the country are contaminated with salmonella, reports the Los Angeles Times . That's twice as high as other foods inspected by... More »

Donor Breast Milk Rife With Nasty Bugs

Alarming number of samples contain bacteria, viruses: study

(Newser) - With the rise of sharing breast milk, a disturbing new study finds that 72% of samples bought online contained bacteria that could cause infections and 21% contained viruses. In 74% of the 101 samples purchased anonymously from two popular websites, the total bacteria count was significantly higher than the level... More »

Plants Tied to Salmonella Outbreak Can Stay Open

USDA says conditions have improved

(Newser) - The three California processing plants linked to the salmonella outbreak that has sickened nearly 300 people in 18 states will be allowed to stay open, the AP reports. USDA inspectors will conduct "intensified samplings" at the Foster Farms facilities for the next three months, but they're satisfied for... More »

CDC Recalls Workers as Salmonella Outbreak Gets Scary

Strain resistant to antibiotics; 'terrible time to be locked out'

(Newser) - The salmonella outbreak that has sickened almost 300 people in 18 states appears to involve much tougher strains of the disease than usual, according to some of the few Centers for Disease Control and Prevention workers still on the job. The illness, traced to raw chicken from California, has put... More »

Salmonella Hits 18 States —With CDC Shut Down

About 300 people have been sickened by chicken

(Newser) - A salmonella outbreak involving chicken has sickened about 300 people in 18 states, most of them in California, reports the AP . Authorities issued an alert for chicken packaged at one of three Foster Farms operations in California with a USDA mark of P6137, P6137A, or P7632. Here's the fun... More »

Candy Egg Ingredients: Marshmallow, Salmonella

Zachary Confections recalls several lots of Easter candy

(Newser) - A few batches of Zachary Confections' Easter candies are filled with yummy marshmallow ... and not-so-yummy salmonella. The candy company is recalling several batches of its Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs and halting further production after testing revealed salmonella contamination in one lot, reports NBC News . No illnesses have been reported. Concerned... More »

Consumer Reports Finds Widespread Pork Threat

Study cites bacteria, antibiotic danger

(Newser) - Much of the US pork supply is tainted with dangerous bacteria, and the antibiotics given to pigs could be boosting drug-resistant germs, a Consumer Reports study finds. Some 69% of 198 tested pork samples contained bacteria called yersinia enterocolitica, which can cause fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Some 3% to... More »

76 Products Added to Peanut Butter Recall

Sunland adds a variety of nut butters, other foodstuffs in salmonella scare

(Newser) - It turns out the Trader Joe's peanut butter recall was just the tip of the iceberg. Sunland, the New Mexico-based company that produces Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, today expanded the recall to include 76 different products, the LA Times reports. Most are other peanut butter... More »

Trader Joe's Recalls Its House Peanut Butter

They say it's out of an 'abundance of caution'

(Newser) - Trader Joe's is recalling its house brand of peanut butter over fears of possible salmonella contamination. The voluntary recall of Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter was announced on the company's website. No specific lot numbers are available. Officials with the specialty grocery chain said they... More »

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