Coconino Health Department issues warning about Thanksgiving leftovers

As the Thanksgiving holiday comes to an end, an important decision needs to be made on whether to throw away leftover food. Unconsumed or unfrozen food kept four days after Thanksgiving can accumulate bacteria. Eve Wolters is the deputy director of the Coconino County Health Department. “Bacteria really loves the...
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Meat link in Slovenian Salmonella outbreak

Slovenian authorities are investigating a recent increase in reported Salmonella infections. The Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Food Safety, Veterinary Sector and Plant Protection (UVHVVR) and the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) said eight people were hospitalized. At least 19 Salmonella infections have been recorded by regional...
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Whole Foods upsets Maine politicians with decision to stop selling lobster

Whole Foods’ decision to stop selling Maine lobster has been cheered by environmental groups, but made politicians steaming mad. The high-end grocery giant took lobster from the Gulf of Maine off the menu at hundreds of its stores nationwide, citing a pair of sustainability organizations yanking their support for the US lobster fishing industry. The organizations, the Marine Stewardship Council and Seafood Watch, said they were concerned about the risks fishing gear posed to the endangered North Atlantic right whales. The whale population is estimated to be around 340. The decision, revealed last week, has drawn ire from Maine, which boasts the nation’s largest lobster fishing industry. In a joint statement, Gov. Janet Mills and the state’s four congressional legislators voiced their concern about the impact on local fishermen’s livelihoods and defended the state’s fishermen, saying they’ve been committed to sustainability and protecting right whales. “The Marine Stewardship Council, with retailers following suit, wrongly and blindly decided to follow the recommendations of misguided environmental groups rather than science,” the politicians said. Whole Foods said that it is “committed to working with suppliers, fisheries, and environmental advocacy groups as [the situation] develops.” With Post wires.

Fact or Fluff: Does Peanut Butter Go Bad?

Peanut butter can go bad. Eating spoiled peanut butter can cause a variety of concerns ranging from a mild tummy ache to a severe case of salmonella. Be sure to store peanut butter in a cool, dark area in a tightly sealed container. What could be more perfect than peanut...
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Butchertown bar to end some weekend events after incident reported

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A popular Butchertown bar is shutting down some weekend events after an incident took place early Saturday. The High Horse Bar made a post to social media saying there was an incident around 3 a.m. and that they have made the decision to end the late-night DJ scene for safety reasons.

Sweet or Sour: Does Lemon Juice Go Bad?

Fresh lemon juice can last up to 4 days in the refrigerator while commercial lemon juice can last up to 12 months. Proper storage methods can keep your lemon juice fresh for longer. Lemon juice is versatile AF. Not only it loaded with nutrients, lemon juice also has beauty benefits...
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RECALL ALERT: Green Sprouts toddler sippy cups

The baby and toddler product supply company Green Sprouts is recalling a variety of its bottles and cups due to risk of lead poisoning, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The recall was issued November 23, offering a refund to those who own the products. The multiple recalled products...

Whole Foods ends sale of Maine lobster, fishermen respond

Whole Foods has announced it will no longer sell Maine lobster in its stores around the country. The company, which is owned by Amazon, cited decisions by two sustainability organizations to take away endorsements of the U.S. lobster fishing industry, The Associated Press reported. Maine Stewardship Council and Seafood Watch...

FDA warns of sapovirus risk with certain raw oysters

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising the public (restaurants, food retailers and consumers) about potentially contaminated raw oysters from Dai One Food Co., Ltd., Republic of Korea (ROK). The oysters were shipped from the ROK and distributed in the following states: Alabama (AL), California (CA), Florida (FL),...

Whole Foods decision to pull lobster divides enviros, pols

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Environmental groups are once again at odds with politicians and fishermen in New England in the wake of a decision by high-end retail giant Whole Foods to stop selling Maine lobster. Whole Foods recently said that it will stop selling lobster from the Gulf of...

Keep holidays happy and safe from food-bourn illnesses

Whichever holidays you’re celebrating this season, don’t let food poisoning spoil them. Here are six lesser-known mistakes to avoid, especially if you’re at high risk – that is, over 65 or under 5, pregnant, or have a weakened immune system. 1. Tasting cookie dough (even if...