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Major Food Recalls of 2018

Unfortunately, numerous food and drink products were recalled throughout 2018. In fact, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) database, there were 1,928 food and cosmetic recalls throughout this year. Regardless of the strict standards and screenings that the FDA abides by, numerous hidden dangers can sneak into our food, such as, food-borne bacteria [….]


Ground Turkey Recall

There has been a recent nationwide recall of ground turkey that is tied to a deadly outbreak of salmonella. Jennie-O has now recalled five different variations of their 1-lb packaged ground turkey, all with “Use by” dates of October 1 or October 2. The result is more than 147,000 pounds of recalled turkey. According to [….]


Romaine Lettuce Recall

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising that U.S. consumers do not eat any romaine lettuce due to an E. coli outbreak tied to the lettuce. As of November 20, 2018, there have been 32 people infected with E. coli across 11 different states, including 13 who have been hospitalized. People in California, [….]


UPDATE: McDonald’s Salads Cause Food Poisoning Outbreak across the Midwest

As consumers, we are dependent on the food products we purchase to be safe for consumption. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has strict standards in place for the screening, packaging, and distribution of food products for a reason: to keep us safe from exposure to foodborne illnesses. These standards are in place to prevent [….]


Millions of Cans Of Tuna Recalled

A recall of over 3 million cans of tuna fish have been recalled because of concerns over packaging. The recall affects cans of both Bumble Bee tuna and Chicken of the Sea tuna distributed to stores between January 17 and March 6. While no one has reported any instances of illness connected to the product, [….]


Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club Recalls Smoked Salmon in 42 States

Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores in 42 states, including Illinois, are recalling smoked salmon because of listeria concerns. The fish product was prepared by a Miami subsidiary of Multiexport Foods in partnership with Tampa Bay Fisheries. While doing a standard lab test on a shipment of salmon that had not been distributed to store, listeria [….]


Two Students Sent to Hospital After Discovery of Mouse Droppings

Mouse droppings discovered in the bottom of a nachos’ bag led to a trip to the hospital for two students at a high school on the southside of Chicago last Thursday. Two students at Hirsch Metropolitan High School on 7740 South Ingelside Avenue were eating lunch, pre-packaged nachos, when they noticed droppings at the bottom of [….]


Report find Farm linked to Salmonella Outbreak Unclean

A report from a federal inspection regarding a salmonella outbreak at an Indiana farm has been released to the public. In August of 2012, a salmonella bacterium was found at the Chamberlain Farm in Indiana when reports of food poisoning were linked to the cantaloupes coming from the farm. The salmonella outbreak affected 270 people [….]


Inorganic Arsenic Found in Rice Products By FDA and Consumer Reports

Studies from the U. S. Food and Drug Administration and Consumer Reports magazine have found a high amount of a carcinogenic in rice, according to a report released on Wednesday, September 19, 2012. Studies by these organizations show that many rice products have high levels of organic and inorganic arsenic in rice products. Inorganic arsenic [….]


Infected Cantaloupes Linked to Southwest Indiana Farm

As of  August 20, 2012, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states consumers need to be wary of cantaloupe from southwest Indiana identified as a source of an outbreak of salmonella poisoning. This recent outbreak has been blamed for sickening 200 people in 21 states, 17 cases were reported in Illinois. 62 of those [….]