With the unusually warm July temperatures (by Bay Area standards) two popular East Bay swimming spots have shut down due to health concerns caused by rare toxic algae blooms.
New findings from Auburn University show just how germ-filled the cabins of passenger jets really are. Scientists exposed six common airplane surfaces to MRSA, E. coli and other bacteria. They found that the potentially-deadly bacteria could survive for over a week.
More than 90 tons of prepackaged salads and sandwiches by a Bay Area catering company are being recalled because a bacterial strain of E. coli has been linked to its products.
Officials with the San Francisco Department of Public Health said Friday that the source of a recent E. coli outbreak has been traced to a popular restaurant in the city’s Richmond District.
More than 700 women are expected to participate Saturday in the annual See Jane Run triathlon in Pleasanton. But there are concerns about water quality in the lake where the swimming portion takes place.
A northern California produce supplier is voluntarily recalling romaine lettuce that was shipped to 19 states, Puerto Rico and Canada over fears of possible E. coli contamination.
Some brands of bagged romaine lettuce salads are being recalled due to contamination with a strain of E. coli, according to state health department officials.
One food safety expert says washing produce isn’t necessarily the solution to getting rid of E. coli if it’s grown in contaminated water.
The Senate passed legislation Tuesday that would mean stepped up food inspections by the Food and Drug Administration.
MODESTO, Calif. (KCBS)_ A Modesto company is recalling about 1 million pounds of ground beef products in four states after seven people were sickened by E-coli contamination.