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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2015, file photo, people dine outside the Ahwahnee hotel in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Yosemite National Park is investigating about 170 reports of gastrointestinal illnesses and has confirmed two cases of norovirus, officials said Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. The National Park Service began investigating after visitors and employees started reporting illnesses this month. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

170 sickened at Yosemite; park confirms 2 cases of norovirus

Jan. 16, 2020 8:15 PM EST

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite National Park is investigating about 170 reports of gastrointestinal illnesses and has confirmed two cases of norovirus, officials said Thursday. The National Park Service began investigating after visitors and employees started reporting illnesses this...

Cece's Noodles voluntarily recalled for listeria concerns

Dec. 28, 2019 6:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Veggie Noodle Co. said Saturday it was voluntarily recalling its Cece's brand Fresh Veggie Ramen with Chicken Broth due to concerns the egg contained may be contaminated with listeria. Veggie Noodle gets its hard-boiled eggs from Georgia-based Almark Foods, which recalled its hard-boiled...

Kansas officials: Clay Center pork plant to issue recall

Dec. 28, 2019 2:40 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A voluntary recall of several pork products produced in Clay Center will be issued on Monday because of possible listeria contamination, Kansas health officials said Saturday. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said in a news release that Clay Center Locker Plant will issue...

Salmonella outbreak affects 26 kids in Delaware

Dec. 20, 2019 3:23 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state of Delaware has confirmed that 26 school-aged kids have been infected through a salmonella outbreak that is potentially linked to recalled fruit. The state's health department said in a statement Friday that evidence indicates that the fruit potentially came from a company in...

Simple precautions will keep Thanksgiving dinner safe

Nov. 28, 2019 8:51 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Experts say taking a few simple precautions will help ensure food safety on Thanksgiving. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says holiday cooks should remember to wash their hands properly, keep raw turkey away from other ingredients and make sure the turkey is cooked thoroughly to an...

FILE - This Nov. 2, 2009, file photo shows a Thanksgiving turkey in Concord, N.H. Food safety experts say raw turkeys shouldn’t be rinsed, since that can spread harmful bacteria. Cooking should kill any germs. But bacteria can still spread in other ways, so washing and sanitizing hands and surfaces is still important. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe, File)

Stop! Washing your Thanksgiving turkey could spread germs

Nov. 27, 2019 12:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food experts say don’t — repeat don’t — wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. They say that could spread the germs lurking on your turkey in the kitchen sink or nearby...

FILE - This Nov. 2, 2009, file photo shows a Thanksgiving turkey in Concord, N.H. Food safety experts say raw turkeys shouldn’t be rinsed, since that can spread harmful bacteria. Cooking should kill any germs. But bacteria can still spread in other ways, so washing and sanitizing hands and surfaces is still important. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe, File)

Stop! Washing your Thanksgiving turkey could spread germs

Nov. 25, 2019 10:35 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food experts say don’t — repeat don’t — wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. They say that could spread the germs lurking on your turkey in the kitchen sink or nearby...

FILE - This Nov. 20, 2018 file photo shows Romaine Lettuce in Simi Valley, Calif.  U.S. health officials are telling people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, Calif., Friday, Nov. 22, 2019,  as they investigate a food poisoning outbreak. They also say not to eat the leafy green if the label doesn’t say where it was grown.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

US officials: Don’t eat romaine grown in Salinas, California

Nov. 22, 2019 11:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday told people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, because of another food poisoning outbreak. The notice comes almost exactly one year after a similar outbreak led to a blanket warning about romaine. Officials urged Americans not to eat the...

This photo provided by the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture shows the packaging  “Ajinomoto Yakitori Chicken With Japanese-Style Fried Rice.” A Mississippi company is recalling more than 86 tons of chicken fried rice because it may contain bits of plastic. A recall notice sent Friday, Nov. 22, 2019,  says Ajinomoto Foods North America Inc. of Oakland, Mississippi, reported the problem after customers complained. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says it hasn’t had any confirmed reports of injury or illness. (Food Safety and Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture via AP)

Recall: 86 tons of chicken fried rice; may have plastic bits

Nov. 22, 2019 6:23 PM EST

OAKLAND, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi company is recalling more than 86 tons of chicken fried rice because it may contain bits of plastic. Ajinomoto Foods North America Inc. of Oakland, Mississippi, reported the problem after customers complained, according to recall notice Friday from the U.S. Department of...

Salad product recall over E. coli bacteria impacts 22 states

Nov. 21, 2019 4:18 PM EST

SWEDESBORO, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says thousands of pounds of salad products are being recalled due to a possible E. coli contamination. The department says Missa Bay, LLC from Swedesboro, New Jersey, is recalling more than 75,000 pounds (34,020 kilograms) of salad products that...