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Foodborne Illness

HEALTH MATTERS: Watch out for red flags to avoid foodborne illnesses

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.

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Tracking source of food-related illness is rarely simple

Was it something I ate?

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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?

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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.

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Natrona County health officials ID hundreds of illnesses tied to outbreak

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.

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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.

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Casper Golden Corral closes for cleaning, inspection after norovirus outbreak

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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Health Matters: Food safety tips for the holidays

What would the holidays be without food?

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Norovirus responsible for illness at Beartooth Elementary

Norovirus is being blamed for causing the illness of more than 200 pupils last week at Beartooth Elementary, RiverStone Health officials confirmed Tuesday.

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State health department confirms salmonella case linked to natioinwide ground turkey recall

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.

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Nutrition News: Food-related illnesses tend to increase during summer

A new national campaign developed by the Ad Council and other federal agencies has some great advice for Montana families headed outdoors this summer.

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Wyoming couple advocates for safer foods

CASPER  — It took a month for authorities to realize contaminated spinach killed Polly Costello's mother.

February 28, 2011 11:30 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Better recipe for safer food supply

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…

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Small farms would be exempt from food safety regs

WASHINGTON  — Some small farms would be exempt from government efforts to prevent foodborne illness under a Senate agreement on food safety legislation announced Thursday.

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Tester promotes amendment to Food Safety Bill

Tester promotes amendment to Food Safety Bill

Dick Espenscheid has been farming on his 740 acres outside of Bridger for 40 years.

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Holiday traditions are often defined by what you eat

No matter how you celebrate the holiday season, it likely involves food. Holiday traditions are often defined by what you eat. Whether it's ham or turkey, pumpkin or apple pie, food is a much-anticipated part of any holiday gathering. Making sure your holiday meal is prepared with food safet…

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