No Proteus, No Problem

Starting off CHROM Month is HardyCHROM SS NoPRO. Before we talk about this innovative new media, let us first take a look at how it came to be.   In 1968, Hektoen Enteric Agar was introduced by the Hektoen Institute of Chicago. HE agar is a selective and differential agar used for the culture of¬†Salmonella Read more about No Proteus, No Problem[…]

From Peanuts to Prison

In 2008, a deadly Salmonella outbreak in peanut butter ran unbridled across 46 states. Its deadly rampage was responsible for nine deaths as well 714 confirmed cases of illness. This number is considered extremely conservative as the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) often state that for every reported case of Salmonella another 38 Read more about From Peanuts to Prison[…]

Cucumber Conundrum

There are a few things you definitely want with your cucumbers. Ranch (obviously), Hummus (alternatively awesome), a cheesy artichoke dip (ok now I’m just hungry), but there is one thing you definitely do not want in your vegetable snack…. Salmonella. On September 5th, 2015, the FDA release a statement that Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce¬†voluntarily Read more about Cucumber Conundrum[…]

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