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Recall of zucchini sold at Walmart due to possible Salmonella contamination

National recall of zucchini sold at Walmart stores in Wisconsin. On April 19, 2022, World Variety Produce Inc. (Los Angeles, CA) issued a recall notice for organic zucchini shipped to Walmart stores in 18 states after government testing revealed contamination with Salmonella. The Marketside brand organic zucchini was shipped to Walmart stores in 18 states, […]

Responding to the Avian Influenza Outbreak

The current avian influenza outbreak is not thought to pose a risk to human health or to food safety but it is highly toxic to birds, including backyard poultry flocks.¬† As of April 2, 2022 the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) announced a confirmed case of the highly pathogenic Avian Influenza […]

This Spring Think Healthy Greens

Vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leafy vegetables such as lettuce, spinach, cabbage, kale, and bok choy, provide nutrients that help protect you from heart disease, stroke, and some cancers. But leafy greens, like other vegetables and fruits, are sometimes contaminated with […]

Quick Tips: Farmers’ Market Vendors in Wisconsin

Wisconsin has a vibrant local foods culture, and you are sure to find customers eager for your products. Be sure to follow the rules that govern preparation and sale to help ensure public health and protect your brand! Note: In spite of what many web sites say, Wisconsin does not have a cottage food law. […]

Cronobacter and Infant Formula: What Parents Need to Know

A recent recall of infant formula manufactured by Abbott Laboratories due to possible contamination from Cronobacter sakazakii¬† highlights the need to increase awareness about this potentially lethal pathogen and its association with powdered infant formula. What do you need to know about Cronobacter sakazakii? Cronobacter sakazakii is a bacterium naturally found in the environment. The […]

Starting a Food Business in Wisconsin

An opportunity to share a family favorite item or to provide a uniquely flavored sauce for others to try can be a reason to start or expand a food business. As you move from Idea to Reality, begin by asking yourself three questions: What do you want to make? Where do you intend to make […]


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