MDH: Nine People Recovering From Alfalfa Sprout E. Coli OutbreakAt least nine people in Minnesota and Wisconsin are recovering from an E. coli outbreak. The Minnesota Department of Health thinks alfalfa sprouts produced by "Jack And The Green Sprouts" are to blame.
No Lunch At Chipotle MondayThose who make it a habit to kick off their work weeks with lunch at Chiptole will have to come up with an alternate solution this week. All restaurant locations will not be opening until 3 p.m. Monday -- instead of the standard 11 a.m. -- so workers can attend meetings about the chain's recent food safety scares.
CDC: Chipotle-Linked Outbreak Of E. Coli Appears OverThe federal agency that monitors public health says the outbreak of E. coli illness linked to Chipotle restaurants that sickened 60 people appears to be over.
Chipotle Briefly Closing For Nationwide All-Staff Food Safety MeetingA major restaurant chain is closing its stores all over the country. Chipotle is shutting down, but it is just temporary. The company announced it will close all of its restaurants on Feb. 8 for a few hours.
E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Chipotle Expands To 3 More StatesAn outbreak of E. coli linked to Chipotle restaurants has sickened seven more people and expanded to three additional states.
Legionnaires' Disease Bacteria Found In Mpls. VA Hospital's WaterVeterans Affairs officials say they've detected the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease in water samples at the Minneapolis hospital. No illnesses have been reported. Officials at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis said routine testing on Nov. 19 found the bacteria in 5 of 40 water samples.
Turkey Growers Prep For Possible Fall Bird Flu OutbreakMinnesota turkey farmers are a little on edge these days as the state's waterfowl start to fly south for the winter. Ducks and other waterfowl are believed to be the primary source of avian influenza. They are carriers of the bug, but are somehow immune to it.
Bird Flu Outbreak Means Shortage Of Eggs & Higher PricesGet ready to pay even more for a dozen eggs. The massive bird flu outbreak earlier this year is now leading to a shortage of eggs.
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New Bird Flu Cases Slow, Focus Turns To Preventing RepeatNo new bird flu cases have been reported in nearly a week on commercial farms in Minnesota and Iowa, giving government officials, scientists and farmers hope that the worst U.S. outbreak of the bird flu is, though not over, winding down.
State Extends Emergency Declaration For Bird Flu ResponseState officials say the cost for responding to a deadly bird flu outbreak has risen to roughly $6 million. The scope of the outbreak has nearly doubled in the last week alone. Nearly 50 Minnesota turkey farms had been hit as of Friday, costing farmers almost 3 million birds.
Canine Flu Outbreak Hits Midwest, But Not MinnesotaThe Midwest has become the epicenter of a canine flu outbreak. While the virus has not appeared in Minnesota, it has been detected in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.