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Baltimore County conducts enhanced bacterial monitoring, provides update on Back River

TOWSON, MD—In response to recent public health concerns about water quality in sections of Back River, County Executive Johnny Olszewski has directed Baltimore County’s environmental health specialists and natural resource specialists to coordinate enhanced bacterial monitoring of Back River in the areas adjacent to and downstream from Baltimore City’s Back River Wastewater Treatment plant. In addition to routine seasonal sampling …


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Lakeside Refrigerated Services recalls ground beef products due to possible E. coli contamination

WASHINGTON—Lakeside Refrigerated Services, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 120,872 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced this week. The ground beef products were produced from February 1, 2022, through April 8, 2022. The complete list of products and product codes for …


HEALTH ALERT: Residents advised to avoid contact with water in Back River

BALTIMORE, MD—Due to contaminants in Back River that can cause illness, the Maryland Department of the Environment and the Maryland Department of Health on Friday issued an alert advising residents to avoid contact with the water. The advisory contains the following recommendations: Avoid contact with Back River water Do not drink stream water Do not swim or wade in the …

Maryland Department of the Environment issues statement after solid material seen floating in Back River [VIDEO]

UPDATE: A Health Alert has been issued advising residents to avoid contact with the water in the Back River. Original story below… —— ESSEX, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a statement indicating that it has has begun to take steps toward improving operations at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant after solid materials were spotted floating in …

Fresh Express recalls some packaged salad products due to Listeria risk

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Fresh Express is recalling certain varieties of its branded and private label salad products produced at the company’s Streamwood, Illinois facility because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may …

Smithfield Packaged Meats recalls pepperoni products due to possible Bacillus cereus contamination

WASHINGTON—Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp., DBA Margherita Meats, Inc., is recalling approximately 10,990 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) pepperoni products that may be adulterated with Bacillus cereus (B. cereus), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. The RTE un-sliced pepperoni product was produced and packaged on June 17, 2021. The following products are subject to recall: …

Public health alert issued for salame stick products due to possible Salmonella contamination

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for Euro Foods produced ready-to-eat (RTE) Italian-style salame stick products that may be contaminated with Salmonella. A recall was not requested because FSIS has not identified a specific contaminated lot or lots, and it is believed that potentially affected products are no longer …

EveryPlate, HelloFresh recall onions due to possible Salmonella risk

BALTIMORE, MD—EveryPlate and HelloFresh are recalling certain lots of onions due to the potential presence of Salmonella bacteria. EveryPlate and HelloFresh customers should discard all onions received from July 7, 2021 through September 8, 2021. The company recommends disposing of onions received during the specified time period. Onions received after September 8, 2021 are not affected by this recall. EveryPlate …