Study finds arsenic in 65 percent of baby food productsOctober 31, 2017

USA Today  reports that an “alarming” study released Wednesday by the Clean Label Project “found many baby food products test positive for arsenic, including 80% of infant formulas.” The nonprofit advocacy group tested about 530 baby products, including food, “infant formulas, toddler drinks and snacks purchased within the past 5 months,” and “found 65% of products tested …

Chipotle closes Virginia restaurant amid reported cases of norovirusJuly 25, 2017

Chipotle closes Virginia restaurant amid reported cases of norovirus. The Washington Post (7/18, Dewey, 12.92M) reports a Chipotle restaurant in Sterling, Virginia, temporarily closed on Tuesday after several customers reported they became ill after eating there. The chain previously experienced a series of E.coli, salmonella, and norovirus outbreaks beginning in 2015, and temporarily closed more than 2,000 …

Chipotle Lawsuit

Chipotle shareholder sues chain over latest food-safety issue. Bloomberg News (7/21, Mehrotra, 3.08M) reported that a shareholder has filed a class-action lawsuit against Chipotle arguing that the “company made misleading statements to bolster confidence that it had resolved the health and safety troubles from 2015, when it was forced to close all of its US …

Health Risk: Eggo Waffles Recalled in NJ, NYSeptember 20, 2016

Eggo Recall: The Kellogg Company announced Monday it will recall approximately 10,000 cases of its Eggo Waffles after they were possibly contaminated with the bacteria listeria. Kellogg said on its website that the only affected product was Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles. No other Eggo products are impacted by the recall, which they are doing voluntarily, according to the company. Listeria …

Chipotle Faces Securities LawsuitJanuary 26, 2016

By Heidi Turner – In the wake of an E. coli outbreak and a norovirus outbreak, Chipotle faces a securities lawsuit and other lawsuits alleging the company attempted to hide the outbreak and misled investors about the nature of its sanitation procedures. This is in addition to a criminal investigation linked to the foodborne illness outbreak in Simi …

Man sues Chipotle; fell ill months before big outbreakJanuary 12, 2016

A 27-year-old Seattle man is suing Chipotle restaurants after he was infected with E. coli in July during an undisclosed outbreak tied to the fast-food chain. Three months later, Chipotle closed dozens of sites in the Northwest because of potential illness. A cafe and bakery worker, said he fell ill starting July 25 after eating …

Walmart, Wegmans food recallsJanuary 11, 2016

Reuters reports that, according to a release by the US Agricultural Department, Minnesota-based Huisken Meat Company, a supplier to Wal-Mart, has recalled approximately 90,000 pounds of beef products that may be “contaminated with extraneous wood materials.” No illnesses in connection with the product in question, Sam’s Choice Black Angus Vidalia Onion brand beef patties, have been …

Deadly Outbreak of Listeria in Ice CreamJuly 15, 2015

The Associated Press reported that “following a deadly outbreak of listeria in ice cream, the Justice Department is warning food companies that they could face criminal and civil penalties if they poison their customers. “We have made a priority holding individuals and companies responsible when they fail to live up to their obligations that they have …

Bottled water recall after E. coli threatJune 22, 2015

Bottled Water Recall: Bottled water sold under Niagara, Wegmans and other brand names was possibly contaminated with E. coli, although Niagara Bottling said the water should be safe and was recalled “out of an abundance of caution.” So far, there have not been any complaints of illnesses with the water. Wegmans posted this on their …