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Health officials track food illnesses via warehouse club purchases

Jay MacDonald

Local, state and federal health officials increasingly tap the stored purchase data of warehouse and supermarket membership accounts to track down outbreaks of food-borne illnesses. One day, your Costco, Sam’s Club, Kroger or Publix card, with its detailed description of exactly who bought what when and where, could give health officials just the head start they need to contain a fast-moving epidemic and save lives … or have enough data to invade your food-related privacy.
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Criminal Charges, Volume XXXVII: Fast food fraud

Jeremy Simon

In this week’s edition of Criminal Charges, I’ve set the table with a selection of tasty morsels, including a dumpster diving thief, a Burger King employee who allegedly stashed some plastic in a less-than-savory spot and a policeman charged with stealing a credit card to pay for some robust restaurant bills.
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Criminal Charges, Volume XXXII: Ingredients for credit card fraud

Jeremy Simon

Homemade relish. Subs. Tacos. While this may sound like a meal combination conceived by a hungry college student, they are actually the ingredients in this edition of Criminal Charges that looks at stories involving fraudsters and food.
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