Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Dogs Cats Food Poisoning

Food Borne Pathogens and Our Pets: Dogs Cats and Other Household Pets

Is Pet food dangerous for pets as well as humans? By Tony  Coveny, Ph.D. I get asked on a regular basis if dogs and cats, among...

Could the government shutdown affect food safety? When the FDA is responsible for 75%*...

Let’s put it in perspective. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), which covers the FDA, USDA, and CDC are our shields against...
foods contaminated with endotoxin-producing gram-positive pathogens

Consumers Looking Out for the Communities in Which They Live: Reporting Food Poisoning

One of the most vital steps in preventing food borne illness is to have victims report their illnesses to the local health department.  By...
Dangers of unpasteurized dairy products

The Dangers of Unpasteurized Products: Dairy Lead the Way in Food Borne Illness

  By Tony Coveny, Ph.D., J.D., M.A. When we discuss unpasteurized products, we are usually referring to dairy products like cheese and milk as well as...
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Are Organic Foods Safe? Recent Recalls, such as the Inspired Organics Peanut Butter Recall,...

Are Organic Foods Safe or More Dangerous than Processed Foods? By Tony Coveny, Ph.D., J.D., M.A. Organic food is much hailed as a safer alternative to...
Marshall Minnesota E. coli daycare outbreak

Food Poisoning and Pregnancy: The Deliterious Effects of Food Borne Illness on Pregnancy

Food Poisoning and Pregnancy - Understanding the Risks Pregnant Women Face By Tony Coveny, Ph.D., J.D., M.A. Being Pregnant is a Major Change: How does food...
Broccoli recall Listeria contamination

Proper Disposal of Contaminated Foods: What to Do with Food that May Contain Bacteria...

How to properly dispose of contaminated food in the home When a food product recall is announced, the greatest concern is ensuring that no further...

Kansas City Baking Company: Ready-to-Eat Meat That is Not Inspected May Cause Food Poisoning

Ready-to-eat meat products recalled, not inspected Meat products that have not been inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are subject to undetected contamination...
As cannabis products are legalized in more US states, the issue of food safety hazards associated with their production becomes complicated and, often, unregulated. There are many risks in the consumption of cannabis products that have not been properly inspected, which pose some serious health concerns. Cannabis products can be contaminated with pathogens such as salmonella and e. coli that go undetected.

Legalized Cannabis Posses New Food Safety Hazards and Risks

Pathogenic contamination of cannabis products unregulated territory As cannabis products are legalized in more US states, the issue of food safety hazards associated with their...
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Raw Water Bottling Not Regulated by FDA

Trendy raw water can be dangerous A recent trend for consumers to purchase and drink raw, untreated water may be leading to illnesses from the...

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