We Are Not Safe from Bird Flu Until We Protect Farm Workers

H5N1 avian influenza, or bird flu, continues to rip across the U.S. In just the last few months, it’s infected at least three people—all dairy workers—while spreading among chickens and cows in dozens of farms across several states. Government officials and farmers have been responding to H5N1 since Feb. 2022 when the virus was first … Read more

FDA Issues Warning About Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning. Here’s What to Know About the Illness 

The FDA issued a warning last week that shellfish originating from growing areas in Netarts Bay and Tillamook Bay, Oregon, may be contaminated with the toxins that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning, or PSP. The administration is advising consumers to avoid eating oysters and clams from the region, including calling on restaurants and food retailers to … Read more

FDA Issues Warning on Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning in Pacific Northwest

Portland, Ore. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says consumers should avoid eating shellfish from Oregon and Washington state as they may be contaminated with toxins that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning. At least 31 people have been sickened in Oregon so far, according to state health officials. Here’s what to know about the federal … Read more