Can Eating Raw Cookie Dough Cause Illness from E. Coli?

Who doesn't love to lick raw cookie dough off baking utensils? However, it may be time to start thinking twice about this favorite pastime after new research has found that the cause of a 2009 multi-state E. coli outbreak that causes 77 people in 30 states to become ill (and over 50% to be hospitalized)… Learn More »

Recall Roundup

It’s hard for busy people, especially working parents, to keep track of everything that may present a health problem or safety issue … particularly when the list of dangers changes daily. Here’s a quick round-up of food and product recalls from the last week. Food Recalls: A romaine lettuce recall for listeria initially listed only… Learn More »

USDA Announces New Policy to Safeguard Against E. Coli Food Contamination

Consistent with its more proactive approach to food safety announced last year stressing prevention rather than reaction, the U.S Department of Agriculture today announced new steps to protect the nation's food supply from E. Coli bacteria. Specifically, six additional strains of E. coli bacteria (O26, O103, O45, O111, O121 and O145) will be declared adulterants… Learn More »