09:55AM Mar 11, 2020

Four listeria deaths over three years traced to enoki mushrooms

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

Enoki mushrooms from South Korea have been recalled and investigators are linking them to a multi-year outbreak of Listeria Monocytogenes that has killed four people.

18:22PM Nov 19, 2019

CDC releases final cyclosporiasis from Mexican basil report

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its final report on multiple cases of cyclosporiasis this year, concluding that 10% were linked to imported basil from Mexico.

11:24AM Jul 25, 2019

Northeastern cyclospora outbreak source investigated

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

Public health departments in Northeastern states are warning consumers of an outbreak of Cyclospora infections, and although there’s no source identified, imported produce is a common cause of the infections.

16:19PM Jun 11, 2019

Hedgehogs or lettuce, outbreak investigations are complex

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

CHICAGO — Through a hypothetical outbreak scenario, a workshop at the United Fresh Produce Convention showed the considerable challenges federal investigators and regulators face when real outbreaks occur.

13:47PM Jan 11, 2019

CDC: E.coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce Over

Marjorie Kulba
AgWeb Contributor

The Centers for Disease Control is now saying the e.coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce is over.

10:47AM Nov 21, 2018

Food Safety Scares Ahead of Thanksgiving Dinner

Sara Brown
Livestock and Production Editor

Ahead of the holiday week, consumers are being warned by government watchdogs about food safety and disease traceability. Here’s a quick run down on how to keep your holiday menu

08:00AM Jul 04, 2018

Good Hygiene Important for Swine Exhibitors and Public

Elizabeth Ferry
AgWeb Contributor

It is important for youth involved in fair exhibitions to understand how to protect the health of their animals, safeguard their personal health, and educate the public on how to