Update from Nebraska Department of Health on SunSprout Salmonella Outbreak

12/30/22 Update: The CDC has updated its food safety alert for the salmonella outbreak linked to alfalfa sprouts. Lot numbers 3212 and 4212 have been added in addition 4211 and 5211. Customers with product from these lot numbers in their possession should stop using it and dispose of it immediately. Ongoing updates from the CDC regarding the outbreak can be found at the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/typhimurium-12-22/index.html ​​

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), in collaboration with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Douglas County Health Department, Sarpy/Cass Health Department, and Three Rivers Public Health Department, continues to investigate a cluster of gastrointestinal illnesses caused by the bacteria Salmonella Typhimurium. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) are assisting with the investigation.

SunSprout Enterprises is voluntarily recalling two lots (#4211 and 5211) of raw alfalfa sprouts in 4-ounce clamshells, with best

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Study: Microrobots Could Improve Dairy Product Safety

Staphylococcus aureus commonly causes infections in dairy cows, leading to bovine mastitis and lower milk quality. In research published in the journal Small, investigators developed magnetic microrobots that can efficiently bind and isolate S. aureus.

“Microrobots and nanorobots have been around for about a decade,” Martin Pumera, PhD, director of the Center for Advanced Functional Nanorobots in Prague, Czech Republic and lead author of the study, tells Food Quality & Safety. “At our research center, we are interested in bringing up application relevant to human health, animal health, and food safety. So, the isolation of pathogens from milk or removal of biofilm is an important piece in our overall direction.”

The hope with the study was to develop magnetic microrobots based on paramagnetic hybrid microstructures loaded with IgG from rabbit serum that can bind and isolate S. aureus from milk in a concentration of 3.42 104 CFU

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65+ Performance Review Phrases About Attitudes (Positive & Negative)

A positive attitude can take employees far in the workplace regardless of the position. After all, no one wants to work alongside or manage an employee who’s grumpy, unexcited and uninterested. In general, employees with a positive mindset are more well-liked, approachable, productive, and more frequently promoted too.

If you’re a manager or human resource specialist looking for a way to describe an employees positive or bad attitude, I’ve got you. Feel free to use or adapt any of these feedback phrases to write a clear appraisal. 

Performance Review Phrases for a Positive Attitude

A good attitude can help you build friendships in the workplace.

  • Always encourages colleagues at work and quickly establishes a friendly, trusting work environment. People around the office are drawn to your bright demeanor. 
  • *Employee Name* always goes above and beyond to ensure client happiness and helps colleagues build efficient processes. They approach each task with
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How To Make Uruguay National Dish

Discovering Chivito Sandwich in Uruguay

Chivito from Uruguay is one of the most filling South American dishes not to miss by Authentic Food Quest
Massive and colorful plate of the chivito sandwich

The Chivito is the “national sandwich of Uruguay” found all over the country. While exploring local food specialties in Colonia and Montevideo there was no shortage of places with Chivito on the menu. 

While in Colonia, we settled on El Drugstore, a quaint family-run restaurant with the Chivito specialty on the menu.

We ordered the chivito al plato or chivito as a platter for the first experience and a few days later ordered the Chivito sandwich at another local restaurant.

The Chivito al Plato is a serious dish filled with loads of meat and protein. It has a thin slice of churrasco or filet mignon beef, topped with bacon, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, mayonnaise, ham, olives, and a fried egg. 

On the menu, it was noted as a meal for two and it is definitively best shared

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Wegmans recalls micro greens, baby kale, baby spinach and cat grass due to Salmonella

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is issuing a voluntarily recall on its products containing micro greens, sweet pea leaves, and cat grass because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The affected products were sold at various Wegmans stores in NY, PA, MA, NJ, VA, MD & NC. A full list of potentially affected items can be found on the recall page of Wegmans.comExternal Link Disclaimer and are highlighted below.

Product Size UPC Dates
Wegmans Organic Farm
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