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Mike Damaso

Propane Explosion Rocks Central Florida

Late last night multiple explosions occurred resulting in a huge fire at the Blue Rhino propane plant in Tavares, Lake County, Florida.  The fire could be seen from surrounding Seminole, Orange and Volusia Counties.  This is a video from someone [...]
Ed Normand

Dangerous Food Allergens in Theme Park and Other Corporate Restaurants

One reason why tourist are attracted to Disney, Universal, Sea World and other theme parks is the belief that they can rely on the Parks to ensure that they not only have safe premises and rides, but also that the food they serve in the parks [...]
Ed Normand

Florida Produce Company Recalls Contaminated Sprouts

A Florida produce company recalled 2,100 packages of alfalfa sprouts on January 19 out of fear of possible contamination and food poisoning, according to the SunSentinel.com. LEASA Industries, a specialty grower from Miami, suspected the sprouts [...]
Ed Normand

Company Recalls Food Product Contaminated With Salmonella

According to sources, a potentially harmful frozen egg product has been recalled and officials are warning the public to not consume it. American Egg Products of Blackshear, Georgia recalled five-pound cartons of the frozen egg product after [...]
Council Wooten

Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak Deadliest Food-borne Illness in the U.S.

The Food and Drug Administration said that it plans to continue conducting checks at retail stores, wholesalers and distributors to make sure they have received notification about the Jensen Farms’ whole cantaloupe recall that has become [...]
Ed Normand

FDA Creates a Foodborne Illness Response Network Due to Recent Outbreaks(2)

The recent rash of foodborne illnesses has prompted the federal government to unveil a new response team, the Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network. The CORE will be dedicated to responding quickly to human and animal foodborne [...]
Ed Normand

Florida Supermarkets Recall E.Coli Contaminated Ground Beef

Winn-Dixie and Publix supermarkets in Florida have pulled store brand ground beef from their shelves after a recall announcement due to possible E.coli contamination. South Florida’s supermarkets announced they had received some of the [...]
Ed Normand

Don't Eat That Burger!

According to the Orlando Business Journal, Publix has issued a voluntary recall of a variety of products containing ground chuck because of possible contamination with the bacteria E. Coli. Publix, whose headquarters is in Lakeland, has more [...]
Ed Normand

Jet Fuel Spill Near Tampa Fixed, How Much of Environmental Damage Has Occurred?

According to Tampa Bay Online, the ruptured pipe that spilled jet fuel into Mango creek has finally been repaired. Now comes the time to ask just how much it will take to clean up spilled 31,000 gallons of jet fuel and what sort of damage will [...]
Diego Madrigal

Dermatologists Agree With Tanning Bed Declaration

In a move that seemed common-sensical to many of us, the World Health Organization recently moved tanning beds into the severe cancer risk category. In a study released this week, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a part of the [...]