Category Archives: Safety

The CDC Finally Figured Out What Caused Chipotle’s Massive Food-Borne Illness Outbreak

By Sam Blum

chipotle-1530205335The CDC determined the cause of the burrito peddler’s latest food borne illness outbreak. 

Chipotle’s latest food-borne illness outbreak was by and large the biggest in its history, with more than 600 people claiming they fell ill after dining at a lone outpost in Powell, Ohio earlier this month. The chain’s latest brush with food poisoning and its newest PR headache garnered headlines and alarm because the cause of the outbreak was initially a mystery.

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Bobcats spotted roaming in North Texas neighborhoods

By: FOX4News.com Staff

Videos out of The Colony and Plano show bobcats on the prowl in neighborhoods. And while they won’t go after humans, they are a danger to small pets.

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Wildlife experts say this is a prime time of the year where you’re likely to see bobcats.

Dan McNew was on citizen patrol last week near South Colony and Blair Oaks in The Colony when he caught video of a bobcat creeping.

Read more and watch the video from Fox4News…

170 people say they got sick after eating at a Chipotle restaurant that was shut down on Monday

By Hayley Peterson

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  • Chipotle closed a restaurant in Powell, Ohio, on Monday following reports that customers got sick after eating there.
  • More than 170 people said they fell ill after eating at the restaurant, according to reports made to the website iwaspoisoned.com.
  • The local health department said that it received illness reports from seven customers on Sunday and Monday and that it sent officials to the Chipotle restaurant on Monday for an inspection only to find the restaurant closed.
  • Chipotle had two to five staff members call off work while citing illness on Sunday and Monday, the company told health officials.

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FDA warns there could be more salmonella-related recalls

By: FOX 13 News staff

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 – There has been a string of voluntary recalls due to salmonella fears recently, and while federal officials have identified the possible source, they say it could mean future recalls.

After recalls for Ritz crackersGoldfish crackersSwiss rolls and Hungry-Man frozen dinners, the Food and Drug Administration is warning that more recalls for possible salmonella contamination could be ahead.

The FDA says they believe the recalled product contain a common ingredient supplied by Associated Milk Producers. Officials said it is likely that other food products containing the same ingredient could be recalled in the coming days.

Read more from FOX 4 News…

Salmonella risk prompts Hungry Man recall

hungry-man-recall_1532633875622_5851263_ver1.0_640_360The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that products may be contaminated with salmonella from whey powder that has been recalled by the producer of the ingredient. 

The whey powder is an FDA-regulated product that is being voluntarily recalled by the producer, Associated Milk Producers, Inc. (AMPI). Additional FSIS-regulated products containing the recalled whey powder may be added to this public health alert as more information becomes available.

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Woman Almost Loses Leg After Nightmare Pedicure

Author: Taheshah Moise

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.– A woman has a warning for everyone who gets pedicures -watch out for illegal callus scrapers.

Tracy Lynn Martinez shared her story on Facebook and the post has gone viral.

What started as a normal pedicure turned into something much more dangerous.

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TX Agriculture Dept tips to avoid being a victim of credit card fraud

No one wants their credit card information “skimmed” when paying at the pump. Here are a few tips and tricks from the Texas Agriculture Department to avoid becoming a victim of credit card thieves while fueling up!

Hot Dog! Grapevine Animal Shelter gives tips for keeping your pet cool this summer

There is only ONE REASON you should ever leave a dog in a hot car, and Alan from Grapevine Animal Shelter and Adoption Center is about to show you why. In addition to the dangers of hot cars, please keep in mind that streets, sidewalks, and patios can also damage your pets’ paws, so please be mindful of the heat. If you aren’t comfortable walking barefoot, neither will your best friend. Stay cool, Grapevine!

RECORD-BREAKING HEAT FORECAST INTO NEXT WEEK; WORST STRETCH SINCE 2011

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An excessive heat warning has been issued for the Concho Valley, Big Country, North Texas, and portions of Central Texas. These locations all easily made it into the 100s Wednesday and could be warmer the next two days. Peak afternoon temperatures of 106-113 degrees are expected. Temperatures will be slow to cool after sunset with the 90s continuing into the pre-dawn hours. Lows will probably not make it below 80 degrees until this weekend.

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July is ‘Watch Your Car Month’ in Texas

Your car is more likely to be stolen in the summer months, and the top reason in North Texas is from people leaving keys in the car.

Why is that great news? Because you can prevent it from happening!

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To learn more, click HERE.