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  1. Onions Identified as Source of Salmonella Outbreak

    Oct 21, 2021

    The CDC has issued a food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg infections. The CDC advises people who have unlabeled whole red, white, or yellow onions at home to throw them away and not eat them. People should not eat, and businesses should not sell or serve, whole onions that were imported from Chihuahua, Mexico, and distributed by ProSource Inc. <Read more...>

  2. Buurma Farms Inc. Recalls Plain (Flat) Parsley Due to Possible Health Risks

    Sep 16, 2021

    Buurma Farms Inc. of Willard, OH, is voluntarily recalling 320 boxes of its Plain Parsley after testing showed possible contamination with Shiga-toxin producing E.coli. The product being recalled is Buurma Plain (flat leaf) Parsley with a harvest date of August 30, 2021 from their Gregory, Michigan location. The wholesale distribution channels involved in the recall do not have the twist-tie and instead have only a plain red rubber band on the bunch. The product involved should already be out of distribution but if consumers have any product they question, do not consume it, but rather discard it. Retailers and consumers with questions may call the consumer hotline at 866-827-3362, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET. <Read more...>

  3. 2021 Food Preservation Office Hours

    May 20, 2021

    Back by popular demand, our food preservation series continues. Are you interested in learning about food preservation? Join us for these free webinars hosted by Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences. You are welcome to register for just one or all of them. Recorded sessions will be available the day after each webinar. View full schedule [schedule and registration link] and the recordings.