Reduce chances for Fourth of July food illnesses

Health organizations are reminding Fourth of July holiday cookout celebrants of the danger of improperly prepared and stored foods which can turn a fun time into sickness and even trips to the emergency room. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the national Food and Drug Administration … Read more

Over eight tons of ground beef sold at Walmarts being recalled for possible E. coli contamination

A ground beef provider to Walmart is recalling over 16,000 pounds, or eight tons, of ground beef produced and distributed last week nationally, including to stores at Hornell and Olean, due to possible E. coli contamination. The nationwide recall by Cargill Meat Solutions of Hazleton, Pa., was reported this week in six categories by the … Read more

Officials warn on Thanksgiving meals and fires

Although Thanksgiving is a time for annual get-togethers with family and friends, officials are warning to take precautions in regard to food, fires and illnesses. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cautions as it relates to Preparing Your Holiday Turkey Safely, including thawing, preparation, serving and retention of leftovers at https://bit.ly/3G9ebxl. The … Read more

FDA issues child safety alert on certain WanaBana Pouches sold through Dollar Tree, Sam’s Club, Amazon and others

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a safety alert advising parents and caregivers not to buy or feed WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches to children because products may contain elevated levels of lead and also is urging that a child’s healthcare provider be contacted about having a blood test if the product … Read more

Maginal Risk of flash flooding forecast for four out of next five days

Although Allegany County missed much of last weekend’s storms which resulted in flooding in the Canandaigua area and Oswego County, a Marginal Risk is with this area for the next four out of five days. The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo is forecasting a slow moving cold front generating scattered showers and thunderstorms today, … Read more

Frozen fruit items at Aldi and other retailers under recall

A voluntary recall of specific frozen fruit items, linked to pineapple provided by a third-party supplier, and sold at Aldi stores in New York State, along with other grocery retailers under various names, has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that the organism can cause … Read more

Proper storage tips issued to avoid holiday food poisonings

With an abundance of leftovers likely following Memorial Day festivities, graduation parties and other outdoor and summer gatherings, proper storage can become a serious issue in avoiding food poisoning. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) all provide various resources … Read more

Avoid having Memorial Day Weekend meals become feasts for bacteria

As cooking grills heat up for Memorial Day and the summer outdoor meals preparation season, both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are warning against seeking good times while ending up, instead, in hospital emergency rooms. “Don’t let your outdoor meal become a feast for bacteria,” … Read more

Flour recall upgraded to nationwide Salmonella outbreak

BREAKING: A voluntary national recall of two-, five- and 10-pound bags of General Mills Gold Medal Unbleached and Bleached All Purpose Flour due to potential presence of Salmonella Infantis, now is being described by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a Salmonella outbreak. As Allegany Hope Community News reported Saturday, the … Read more

General Mills recalls four types of Gold Medal Flour due to possibility of Salmonella Infantis infections

General Mills is reporting a voluntary national recall of two-, five- and 10-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached and Bleached All Purpose Flour due to potential presence of Salmonella Infantis. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has posted the nationwide recall, which affects two date codes and four bagged products only, and is … Read more

Department of Agriculture warns on Easter eggs and hams

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is continuing to promote food safety during Easter and Passover, including preparation of various meats and other foods and consumption of decorated and undecorated eggs. “Whether you’re celebrating your Seder meal with brisket or Easter dinner with ham or lamb, keep food safety in mind,” the agency says. “Eggs also … Read more

Keeping Game Day safe with food service tips from the CDC and USDA

“Play by these rules and keep the runs on the field,” says the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as it encourages Super Bowl watchers to “make sure your game day favorites are memorable for all the right reasons.” Both the CDC and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are providing tips on … Read more