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About one in six Americans, or roughly 48 million people, are sickened from with foodborne illnesses each year.
A Purdue University research team developed a nanoparticle that can hold and release an antimicrobial agent as needed for extending the shelf life of foods susceptible to Listeria monocytogenes.
WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of the recent recall of E. coli-tainted romaine lettuce, the nation's oldest consumer organization, the National Consumers League (NCL), is urging the U.S.
"Could Your Lunch Kill You?" Protest Shines Spotlight on Need for New Meat Regulations WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- S.T.O.P.
One-third of samples of milk and dairy products analyzed in various restaurants exceed the microbe contamination limits set by the European Union, according to a study carried out by researchers from the University of Valencia (UV).
The Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention (CFI) released a report on November 12, 2009, that documents what is currently known about the long-term health outcomes associated with several foodborne illnesses.
Foodborne illnesses can cause lasting health consequences, particularly for the young, the elderly and those who are immunocompromised.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over the next several weeks, the U. S. Senate has an historic opportunity to take a major step toward improving food safety for all Americans.
Over the next several weeks, the U. S. Senate has an historic opportunity to take a major step toward improving food safety for all Americans.
Produce Safety Project and Safe Tables Our Priority survey demonstrates need for better integration and collection of outbreak data WASHINGTON, Oct.
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a curved, rod-shaped, Gram-negative bacterium found in brackish saltwater, which, when ingested, causes gastrointestinal illness in humans. V. parahaemolyticus is oxidase positive, facultatively aerobic, and does not form spores. This species is motile, with a single, polar flagellum. Ingestion of raw or undercooked seafood is the most common cause of the acute gastroenteritis caused by V. parahaemolyticus. Infection can also occur from fecal-oral route as well...
Bacillus cereus is an endemic, soil-dwelling, Gram-positive, rod-shaped, beta hemolytic bacterium. Some are harmful to humans while other strains are beneficial as probiotics for animals. They are aerobes and can produce protective endospores. B. cereus competes with other microorganisms such as Salmonella and Campylobacter in the gut. In food animals harmless strains of B. cereus are used as a probiotic feed additive to reduce Salmonella in the intestines and cecum. This helps improve...