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Snoqualmie Ice Cream recall; potential contamination in Montana, Wyoming

SNOHOMISH, Wash. — Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream says it is voluntarily recalling nearly a year's worth of ice cream and related products because of possible listeria contamination.

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HEALTH MATTERS: Keep food safe every step of the way

HEALTH MATTERS: Keep food safe every step of the way

Holidays are all about friends, family and food. During this holiday season, keep food safety in mind to protect your friends and family from foodborne illness. Food safety begins in the grocery store and ends with leftovers.

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Jackson Hole restaurants get new safety rule

JACKSON, Wyo. — Restaurants around Jackson will soon have to have staff certified in food safety.

October 20, 2014 7:30 pmLoading…

Tracking source of food-related illness is rarely simple

Was it something I ate?

December 10, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Health matters: Behind-the-scenes sanitizing keeps fairgoers safe

When you think of MontanaFair, do you think about the bright lights, carnival rides and concerts?

August 06, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Health Matters: Keeping food safe on camping trips

Like many Montanans, there are few things I enjoy more during the summer than fixing barbecue or cooking over an open fire. It’s a familiar scenario. You pack up the family and head for the hills for the weekend.

May 21, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Idaho company recalling beef, pork and chicken

BOISE, Idaho — A southwestern Idaho company is recalling 33,500 pounds of fully cooked meat and poultry products because of possible bacterial contamination.

January 19, 2013 5:15 pmLoading…

Wyoming Department of Health conducts interviews in food poisoning probe

The Wyoming Department of Health has interviewed 50 people as part of an investigation into the source of a foodborne virus outbreak in Casper this week.

December 15, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Rule change would allow some raw milk sales in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming could legalize some raw-milk sales if proposed changes to the state’s food safety rules are approved by Gov. Matt Mead.

September 18, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Raw milk rules rankle food freedom supporters

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Andy Whitehurst of Riverton said he has had food poisoning three times in his life. Each incident occurred when he ate in restaurants certified to serve food, he said Wednesday.

August 22, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…
Food vendors attend mandatory training, pass test for MontanaFair

Food vendors attend mandatory training, pass test for MontanaFair

MontanaFair is a junk food lovers’ paradise, offering culinary delights ranging from cotton candy, corn dogs and caramel apples to Beer Baron sausage, barbecue brisket and buffalo chips.

August 11, 2012 12:05 am Photos


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Advocates ask state to ease access to raw milk

CASPER, Wyo. — Proposed rule changes that would ease restrictions on raw milk consumption in Wyoming don’t go far enough, critics say.

July 11, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Don't order costly GMO labels just to satisfy scientific illiterates

WASHINGTON — Traditionally, the government has mandated labeling standards to warn consumers of potential hazards, such as smoking’s link to cancer and lung disease, and a high-fat diet’s link to numerous medical problems.

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New federal rules on E. coli get mixed reviews

New federal rules on E. coli get mixed reviews

With foodborne illnesses sickening 1 in 6 Americans every year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will crack down on contaminated meat, although one Montana butcher is skeptical.

May 11, 2012 12:05 am Photos



Health Matters: Lifelong health starts through prevention

Since April 1995, communities throughout the United States have celebrated National Public Health Week to protect and improve our nation’s health.

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Just doing their job: RiverStone Health responsible for food safety

Just doing their job: RiverStone Health responsible for food safety

RiverStone Health was criticized last month when it raised concerns about a man who wanted to make Christmas dinner in his family’s kitchen and deliver the meals to shut-ins.

January 24, 2012 12:15 am Photos


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Meat thermometer

Meat thermometer

Stark checks the temperature of turkey gravy.

November 18, 2011 3:05 pmLoading…
Jane Stark

Jane Stark

Jane Stark checks the temperature of roasting turkey as she prepares some of the 800 meals to be delivered to Meals on Wheels recipients and local meal sites.

November 18, 2011 3:05 pmLoading…

Health Matters: Food safety tips for the holidays

What would the holidays be without food?

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