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2014-08-21 12:29:50

New labels will help improve food safety for Canadians OTTAWA, Aug. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced new labelling requirements for mechanically tenderized beef (MTB) to help consumers know when they are buying MTB products and how to cook them. Starting today, all MTB products sold in Canada must be clearly labelled as "mechanically tenderized," and include instructions for safe cooking. The new labels will emphasize the importance of cooking MTB to a minimum...

2014-08-14 12:28:21

LANDOVER, Md., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a recall by McCormick & Company, Inc., Giant Food announced it removed from sale McCormick Ground Oregano due to potential Salmonella contamination. The following product is included in this recall: -- McCormick Ground Oregano,.75 oz., UPC 5210000356, with a Best By date of AUG 21 16 H or AUG 22 16 H Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date. Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause...

food safety on social media
2014-08-05 03:15:54

Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University To help protect public health, researchers from North Carolina State University have developed guidelines on how to use social media to communicate effectively about food safety. “In a crisis context, the framework can be used by health officials, businesses or trade organizations affected by foodborne illness to help them reach key audiences with information that could be used to reduce the risk of foodborne illness,” says Dr. Ben...

lionfish dinner
2014-08-04 03:00:51

University of Hawaii at Manoa Scientists have learned that recent fears of invasive lionfish causing fish poisoning may be unfounded. If so, current efforts to control lionfish by fishing derbies and targeted fisheries may remain the best way to control the invasion. And there’s a simple way to know for sure whether a lionfish is toxic: test it after it’s been cooked. Pacific lionfish were first reported off the coast of Florida in the 1980's, and have been gaining swiftly in number...

2014-07-31 23:18:28

Bedford Commons OB-GYN has issued this public awareness article about Listeriosis to help women in the community. Bedford, NH (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Due to a recent and major recall on stone fruits at major stores, Bedford Commons OB-GYN of Bedford, NH and their team of healthcare providers is issuing this public service and awareness announcement for women around New Hampshire and beyond. Items recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration include, in particular, peaches, nectarines,...

2014-07-22 16:27:28

OTTAWA, July 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue Some Canadians may believe that pasteurization harms milk and that raw milk is a safe and healthier alternative. However, raw milk can contain dangerous bacteria that could make you and your family seriously sick. What you should know Raw milk can contain harmful bacteria such as Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria that have been linked to foodborne illness (food poisoning) outbreaks. These bacteria can cause serious health conditions,...

Cinnamon helps fight bacteria
2014-07-18 08:33:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Bacteria are frequently the cause of severe foodborne illnesses, but new research appearing in a recent edition of the journal Food Control reveals that a common cooking spice could effectively help combat pathogens such as E. coli. In the study, scientists from Washington State University report that Cinnamomum cassia oil killed multiple strains of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (also known to the US Centers for Disease...

2014-07-14 12:25:07

Summer weather typically causes spike in incidences of food poisoning WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans are expected to fire up the grills this summer--a time when incidents of foodborne illness, commonly known as food poisoning, tend to surge. In preparation for barbeque season, the Ad Council and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, in partnership with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for...

2014-07-03 12:26:22

Novel learning system combines petabytes of retail data with public health case reports to identify contaminated food sources, shorten intervention times and limit the spread of disease outbreaks SAN JOSE, Calif., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a first-of-a-kind system that is designed to help food retailers, distributors and public health officials predict the most likely contaminated food sources and accelerate the investigation of food-borne disease...

2014-07-01 11:29:26

American Society for Microbiology Contrary to popular belief, the foodborne pathogen Campylobacter jejuni is not a harmless commensal in chickens but can cause disease in some breeds of poultry according to research published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. "The main implication is that Campylobacter is not always harmless to chickens. This rather changes our view of the biology of this nasty little bug," says Paul Wigley of Institute...


Latest Foodborne illness Reference Libraries

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2011-02-17 17:29:15

Norovirus is an RNA virus that causes approximately 90% of epidemic non-bacterial outbreaks of gastroenteritis around the world. It may also be responsible for 50% of all foodborne outbreaks of gastroenteritis in the U.S. It can affect people of all ages and is transmitted by food or water that is contaminated, by person-to-person contact, and through aerosolization of the virus and subsequent contamination of surfaces. Immunity is usually incomplete and temporary after infection. People...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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