salmonella http://www.kplu.org en USDA Issues Health Alert for Chicken Sold in Wash. State http://www.kplu.org/post/usda-issues-health-alert-chicken-sold-wash-state <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The U.S. Department of Agriculture is issuing a public health alert for raw chicken packaged at three Foster Farms facilities in California after 278 people have fallen ill.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The USDA says that strains of Salmonella Heidelberg are associated with chicken distributed to retail outlets in California, Oregon and Washington state.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 23:50:05 +0000 The Associated Press 10324 at http://www.kplu.org USDA Issues Health Alert for Chicken Sold in Wash. State Tainted peanut butter confirmed in plant and Washington home http://www.kplu.org/post/tainted-peanut-butter-confirmed-plant-and-washington-home <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px; ">The Food and Drug Administration says it has found salmonella in a New Mexico plant that produces nut butters for national retailer Trader Joe's and several other grocery chains. The Trader Joe's peanut butter is now linked to 35 salmonella illnesses in 19 states.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px; ">The FDA said Friday that Washington state health officials have also confirmed the presence of salmonella in a jar of the Trader Joe's peanut butter found in a victim's home.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px; "> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 18:09:19 +0000 The Associated Press 6615 at http://www.kplu.org Tainted peanut butter confirmed in plant and Washington home From Health Food To Health Risk: Sprouts Slip Off The Menu http://www.kplu.org/post/health-food-health-risk-sprouts-slip-menu At the rate they're going, those nutritious-looking sprouts may disappear from sandwiches and salads near you in not too long. And that may be a good thing.<p>This week, the Beaumont, Tex.-based Jason's Deli chain announced that it would no longer serve fresh sprouts, citing frequent recalls due to bacterial contamination.<p>"We've lost confidence in sprouts," Daniel Helfman, the chain's director of public relations, <a href="http://www.thepacker.com/fruit-vegetable-news/Jasons-Deli-Sprouts-are-out-137959928.html">told</a> <em>The Packer</em>, a produce trade journal. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 17:24:36 +0000 3949 at http://www.kplu.org From Health Food To Health Risk: Sprouts Slip Off The Menu Think first before giving real animals as Easter pets http://www.kplu.org/post/think-first-giving-real-animals-easter-pets <p style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">An Easter basket full of goodies is a time-honored tradition for many people, but <a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/safety/regionalAnimalServices/news/2011/April/14EasterPets.aspx">Regional Animal Services of King County is asking residents to think first before putting a bunny</a>, chick, or duckling in that basket. The agency&#39;s Ken <span>Nakatsu advises:</span> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 22:47:12 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1219 at http://www.kplu.org Think first before giving real animals as Easter pets