Three people died in Danish E. coli outbreak; dozens more infected

Danish authorities have revealed three people died in an E. coli outbreak this past year. Imported spring onions were investigated as the source.

An update by the Statens Serum Institut (SSI) revealed that from Nov. 23 to Dec. 31, 2021, 85 people were infected with EIEC.

Enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC) is usually associated with travel diarrhea but the patients had not been abroad.

It was previously reported that 68 people were ill in the outbreak linked to spring onions from Egypt via a Dutch supplier that were used in ready-to-eat salads.

Link to spring onions
Sick people lived all over the country, except for Nordjylland. They included 56 women and 29 men aged less than 1 to 91 years old. The median age was 52. Three deaths were linked to the outbreak and 25 people were hospitalized.

Sjælland had the most patients with 29, Hovedstaden had 23, Midtjylland had 21 … Read more

Welcome to the NFT Restaurant Boom

Chefs like Tom Colicchio are minting NFT pizzas, recipes, and even limited-edition gin bottles. But is the rest of the food world along for the ride? 

Just weeks before Christmas, with the restaurant industry reeling again from the omicron variant, chef Tom Colicchio was tweeting about penetrating the metaverse. In a series of tweets, he announced CHFTY Pizzas, a new NFT (non-fungible token) venture with Top Chef alum Spike Mendelsohn. The company’s website promises that owners of the NFTs — a “minting,” or release, of 8,888 unique pizza designs onto secure digital tokens — will enjoy “one-of-a-kind physical and virtual experiences” and “future integration into the expanding metaverse.” Colicchio’s pies are still in the virtual oven, but according to CHFTY’s Discord channel, a pre-sale will be offered to its “Slicelist” members on March 23 and to the public shortly thereafter with an initial supply of 2,777 NFTs priced at … Read more

Irish Potato Candy

Irish potato candy is a no-bake treat filled with cream cheese and coconut flakes and then topped with cinnamon. These aren’t your regular potatoes, they are candy, and I am here for it!

I love things that have cream cheese as the main ingredient. Whether it’s sweet or savory, I am willing to try it! If you love it too, then you must try my tried and true cheesecake egg rolls, these stuffed strawberries, or these super cute and delicious mini cheesecakes!

A paper bag on its side spilling out Irish potato candy.

What is Irish Potato Candy?

Fun fact about this Irish potato candy, It’s not even Irish! Nope! You may have never even heard of this candy unless you are from Pennsylvania. It originated in Philadelphia. Around the month of March, every year, it’s sold to candy makers throughout that part of the country. It’s safe for someone to assume that it’s made of potatoes if you base it … Read more

Child dies, others sick from E. coli in France

French authorities are looking into a death and a number of cases from a potentially fatal complication of E. coli infection.

Santé publique France and a lab associated with the National Reference Center for E. coli, Shigella and Salmonella at Institut Pasteur are investigating an increase in hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and serious E. coli infections that have been reported since the beginning of February. HUS is a type of kidney failure that can result in lifelong, serious health problems and death.

Thirteen cases of HUS that appear to be related have occurred in five regions of France. No information has been revealed as yet about the types of E. coli involved. New Aquitaine has five cases, there are three each in Hauts-de-France and Ile-de-France and one each in Brittany and Pays de la Loire.

The sick children, from 1 to 15 years old with a median age of 8, … Read more