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Foodborne Illness

Stories from the Field - Teachable Moments

Contributed by Jen Mesta, Environmental Health Specialist 3

Improper Cooling

On a recent inspection in a full-service restaurant, I did a quick walk-through of the kitchen to see what activities were going on. 258 more words

Food Safety

Synthetic Drug Found In Rosca De Reyes Bread, Lab Report Shows

SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — Preliminary laboratory results were released onFriday in a foodborne illness investigation of a Santa Ana Bakery that distributed tainted bread.

According to the Orange County Health Care Agency, the results indicated the presence of a synthetic drug, which was used in making Rosca de Reyes bread (also known as king cake) at Cholula’s Bakery. 115 more words


Why Not Set a Food-Safety Resolution for the New Year?

As you set your New Year’s resolution I’m sure you didn’t include being food safe. How often does someone in your home have stomach related illnesses after a family gathering? 407 more words

Food Safety

12 Days of Christmas: Holiday Wellness Tip #9

Make Sure Your Food is Safe

Enjoying food with family and friends is one of the highlights of the holiday season and frequently everyone wants to join in to help, but too many cooks in the kitchen can result in an increased risk of foodborne illness. 77 more words

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