October 14, 2013 |
Investigators are still unsure how cooked rotisserie chicken sold at a Costco store in South San Francisco was contaminated with a strain of salmonella involved in a national outbreak linked to Foster Farms brand poultry. At least one person was sickened by one of the chain's roasted chickens, prompting Costco to order a recall over the weekend of nearly 40,000 pounds of rotisserie chicken products sold between Sept. 11 and Sept. 23 from the store at 1600 El Camino Real. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Foster Farms have assured consumers that poultry contaminated with salmonella is safe to eat so long as its cooked to a minimum of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
August 5, 2013 |
BEIJING -- Revelations by a New Zealand dairy company that its exports could contain toxic bacteria have sent shock waves across Asia -- perhaps nowhere more so than in China, where officials announced a recall of potentially tainted powdered milk over the weekend. The news has shaken Chinese parents, who have grown to trust foreign formula brands over anything produced locally. Thousands of Chinese babies were sickened and several died in 2008 after drinking domestically produced formula that had been spiked with melamine , a compound used in making plastics that allowed watered-down milk to pass quality tests.
August 1, 2013 |
More than 50,000 pounds of ground beef packed at a Kansas plant have been recalled over fears of a possible E. coli contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday. The ground beef was produced by National Beef Co. on July 18 and sold to retailers, wholesalers and food service distributors across the country, the USDA said. An investigation determined National Beef was the sole supplier of the beef that tested positive for E. coli, the USDA said. Quiz: How well do you know fast food?
July 23, 2013 |
Tainted lots of injectable steroids not only triggered a nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis late last year, they were also responsible for at least three cases of stroke, according to new research. Autopsies performed on two deceased stroke victims and tests on a third survivor showed that fungal infections were likely responsible for blocked, or ischemic, blood vessels, according to a paper published Monday in JAMA Neurology . Physicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville examined the cases of three patients who were admitted with stroke symptoms two weeks to a month after receiving tainted injections of methylprednisolone acetate.
July 18, 2013 |
NEW DELHI - While authorities Thursday combed Indian villages for the principal of a school where nearly two dozen children died after eating food laced with insecticide, grief-stricken parents buried their children next to the school - a poignant gesture of protest over a tragedy that has shaken the country. Principal Meena Devi and her husband fled as children began fainting after eating the school's daily midday meal of rice, potatoes, soybeans and lentils in the eastern state of Bihar.
July 17, 2013 |
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Indian authorities on Wednesday were trying to determine how food served as part of a free school lunch program got tainted with insecticide, leading to the deaths of at least 22 children and the hospitalization of more than two dozen others. The children, who were between the ages of 5 and 12, attended a school in a small village in the eastern state of Bihar. After eating a lunch of potatoes, soybeans, rice and lentils on Tuesday, they began complaining of severe stomach pain and were vomiting, authorities said.