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2012-03-26 14:28:04

A vaccine could be developed to prevent Campylobacter being carried in chickens. This approach could drastically cut the number of cases of food poisoning, saving the UK economy millions each year, says an American scientist presenting his work at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Dublin. Food-borne illness costs the UK an estimated £2 billion each year. Campylobacter is the leading cause of food-borne illness and is responsible for about 30% of cases in the...

2011-10-25 20:29:39

With salmonella-tainted ground turkey sickening more than 100 people and listeria-contaminated cantaloupes killing 15 this year, the ability to detect outbreaks of food-borne illness and determine their sources has become a top public health priority. A new approach, reported online Oct. 14 in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology by a collaborative team led by Cornell University scientists, will enable government agencies and food companies to pinpoint the exact nature and...

2010-08-13 20:29:00

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling specific Julian dates of shell eggs produced by their farms because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, a food-borne bacteria. The company is making this voluntary recall of products because testing at the company's farm showed some of the eggs may contain the bacteria. Consumers should return the eggs in the original carton to the store where they were purchased for...

2008-06-30 18:00:43

By Paul Swiech, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jun. 30--Public health officials want consumers to respect federal warnings, such as the latest recommendation to avoid certain types of tomatoes until the source of the most recent salmonella outbreak is investigated. But they also urge people to continue to eat raw fruits and vegetables. Just be sure to properly wash them -- and your hands -- before eating. Public health officials are concerned that the salmonella outbreak traced to...


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