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The neighbors are trying to kill our dog.At least, that's what my son keeps telling people. Yesterday, our neighbors brought over a huge bag of dog food for Mattie. Their dog didn't like it, so instead of throwing it out, they thought of us. Unbeknownst to me, there was a recall of this dog food announced yesterday.When the phone rang this morning, I heard my mother's voice...dog food...Salmonella...passes to humans....more

Protect Yourself Against Contaminated Peanut Butter

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to peanut butter and other nut-containing products made by Sunland, Inc. The company's products are sold in a number of major national grocery chains, including Trader Joe's, Target, and Whole Foods. ...more
 @Genie Gratto Which is a plus, since he's the kind of kid who will pick up random things off ...more

The Five-Second Rule Revisited.

A study in the April 2007 Journal of Applied Microbiology found that salmonella could survive up to 28 days on a dry surface and be transferred “almost immediately on contact.”...more

The Acid Test.

This is a hard one to blog about, because it involves a dear friend of mine. She doesn't know about this blog, though, so don't worry your pretty little heads or wring your grimy little hands.---...more

Similac recall: new FDA data on beetle-infested formula, other recalls too

A few days ago I received a plain white envelope in the mail from Abbott, the infant formula manufacturer. Inside was a form letter, telling me that the company was voluntarily recalling some of its cans of Similac powdered formula because they may contain beetle parts. The news was jarring; while I had just started my six-month-old son on solids, I wasn’t planning on including beetle bits on the menu....more

Egg recall and the high cost of low-cost foods

Finding a deal on a pantry staple at the grocery is a great feeling. Until you realize that the low cost of some foods comes with a very high price--our safety. Critics of the centralized food production system note the current practices allow for lower prices for the consumer, but the voluntary recall by large corporations means they are also overseeing their own safety measures. ...more

What You Need to Know About the Egg Recall

A growing number of people nationwide are getting salmonella from the recent outbreak linked to the tainted eggs from Wright County Egg in Iowa. This is not a regional outbreak -- the number of eggs recalled is 380 million and growing.   ...more

Thanks for your comments, Jenna. We all need to work together to stay informed on this topic ...more

Eating Local or Risk Death?

We have a guest blogger today.  Dennis Pacheco is Web Content Coordinator for ChelseaGreen.com, the Web site of premier sustainability publisher Chelsea Green Publishing. Their books include Sharing the Harvest and Fresh Food from Small Spaces, and they distribute contra-farmer Joel Salatin's books (Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal and others).  ...more

New Searchable Database for Peanut Recall

As you have heard me talk about in earlier posts, peanut butter and peanut paste produced by the Peanut Corp. of America (PCA) has been linked to an outbreak of illnesses caused by Salmonella Typhimurium. ...more

Peanut Butter Linked To Salmonella Outbreak: Are you at risk?

You have probably heard about the latest salmonella outbreak that is being associated with peanut butter and products containing peanut butter. What started as a seemingly minor salmonella outbreak, has become more serious with each passing day. There have been six deaths associated with this outbreak and at least 486 people have become ill. As of today, over 125 products are affected from more than 70 companies. Check the FDA's list of recalled products here. ...more

Thank you for this list.  It's great that we have the technology today to keep up with these ...more