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2014-10-15 16:29:32

OTTAWA, Oct. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue In most parts of the country, the fall harvest brings crops of fresh apples, fruit juices and ciders. These typically unpasteurized juice products are found at farmers' markets, local orchards, cider mills, roadside stands and juice bars, but they may also be available at local grocery stores and supermarkets. It is important to know that unpasteurized juices and ciders may be contaminated with harmful bacteria, parasites or viruses. Although...

2014-10-07 08:28:36

Ninety-four per cent of Canadians are unaware they can get sick from contaminated ice cubes while on vacation(1) TORONTO, Oct. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Planning for warmer climates this travel season? Why spoil the fun? Up to 70 per cent of travellers may experience travellers' diarrhea while on vacation, the most common travel-related disease. However, a recent survey has revealed the majority of Canadians (79%) are not as travel savvy as they should be about the potential causes, symptoms and risks...

2014-09-17 08:29:14

Consumer food safety educators convene in Arlington, Va. to strengthen foodborne illness prevention ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) today announced it will host the Consumer Food Safety Education Conference in Arlington, Virginia, December 4-5. Through the conference, PFSE will bring public and private sector leaders together to discuss collaborative approaches for promoting food safety at home as fundamental to...

2014-09-11 23:11:26

On September 8, Tullia's announced the recall of Italian Meatless Pasta Sauce code 530140 due to possible health risk. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, updated the website providing detailed information to consumers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, update the website daily regarding all the latest information from the FDA on Italian Meatless Pasta Sauce. Tullia's announced on September 8,...

2014-09-09 08:31:25

ORANGEBURG, N.Y., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sani Professional®, the food safety division of Professional Disposables International (PDI), has announced the launch of the Sani Professional® Food Safety Advisory Council (SPFSAC). Recognizing the critical nature of food safety in today's broader foodservice industry, the SPFSAC is dedicated to raising awareness of best practices in the prevention of foodborne illness across a broad spectrum of foodservice operations via education...

medical biohazard
2014-09-07 05:13:24

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Containers filled with several types of potentially deadly substances, including a nearly 100-year-old vial of the toxin ricin and samples of the pathogens that cause botulism and the plague, have reportedly been discovered at US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) laboratories. The substances were discovered as part of a search launched in response to the accidental discovery of smallpox at an...

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...


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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