Food Safety Infosheets

Monday, June 22, 2009

Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:
- Raw cookie dough linked to 66 illnesses in 29 states
- Cooking the recalled dough is not recommended as individuals may contaminate hands or other cooking surfaces.
- Always wash your hands after removing dough from package or placing on a cookie sheet.
- Clean and sanitize any utensil or surface after it has been in contact with raw cookie dough.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

3 in Spokane sickened by botulism linked to home canned beans

Food safety infosheet highlights:

-In February 2009 a Spokane woman and two young children were sickened by botulism from improperly canned green beans from a home garden.
-Use a pressure canner and follow a tested recipe to safely preserve beans.
-Clostridium botulinum spores are common in soil. The spores can be heat activated and turn into cells. The growing cells create a toxin leading to botulism in oxygen-free canned foods.

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Food safety infosheet highlights:
- 10 patrons of EVOO in Raleigh stricken with possible histamine-induced illness
- Certain types of fish, including anchovies, tuna and mahi mahi, are at risk for scombrotoxin/ histamine contamination
- Cooking, canning and freezing will not reduce the toxic effects of scombrotoxin. Buy fish from reputable sources who demonstrate proper handling.

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