Category Archives: food borne illness

Food Poisoning can even lurk on the OUTSIDE of food packaging.

Did you know that 3 out of 4 store chickens are contaminated with the bacteria campylobacter? The bacteria can cause diarrhea, vomiting, fever and abdominal pain, and is the most common cause of food poisoning! Symptoms from campylobacter usually improve in a week, but in 20% of cases it can last longer, and even cause […]

September is National Food Safety Education Month!

September is National Food Safety Education Month, which seeks to heighten awareness about the importance of food safety education, including proper food handling procedures, and other food safety topics. Many members from unions who endorse FOA work in the food service profession in schools, hospitals, universities, and other institutions across the state and take great […]