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.
For many of us, weekend plans often include eating out at a restaurant. No matter your taste, it’s likely that one of the many restaurants in Billings will suit your needs. Along with considering the quality of a restaurant’s food and its atmosphere, there are other factors to consider.
Was it something I ate?
When you think of MontanaFair, do you think about the bright lights, carnival rides and concerts?
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — Authorities identified more than 300 cases of foodborne illness after a December outbreak in Casper, but that number represented only the “tip of the iceberg,” health officials said Monday.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — The Golden Corral restaurant in east Casper is closed until at least dinnertime Friday after a suspected foodborne virus outbreak at the location affected more than 150 people, according to David Giesen, president of franchisee Golden DBL Inc. of Denver.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — Proposed rule changes that would ease restrictions on raw milk consumption in Wyoming don’t go far enough, critics say.
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.
Since April 1995, communities throughout the United States have celebrated National Public Health Week to protect and improve our nation’s health.
What would the holidays be without food?
Norovirus is being blamed for causing the illness of more than 200 pupils last week at Beartooth Elementary, RiverStone Health officials confirmed Tuesday.
Officials at the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services have identified one confirmed salmonella case in Cascade County in central Montana that matches a multi-state outbreak of salmonella heidelberg infections likely caused by eating ground turkey.
A new national campaign developed by the Ad Council and other federal agencies has some great advice for Montana families headed outdoors this summer.
CASPER — It took a month for authorities to realize contaminated spinach killed Polly Costello's mother.
Last week, President Barack Obama signed into law the biggest overhaul of U.S. food safety regulations in 70 years. The law was written to deal with sweeping changes in Americans' food supply system, in which large farms and food companies distribute their products nationwide. Much of the fo…
WASHINGTON — Some small farms would be exempt from government efforts to prevent foodborne illness under a Senate agreement on food safety legislation announced Thursday.
Dick Espenscheid has been farming on his 740 acres outside of Bridger for 40 years.