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2013-05-29 23:04:08

Marler Clark, the nation's leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness outbreaks, filed two lawsuits against the Fayetteville, NC Holiday Inn Bordeaux on behalf of women who allegedly contracted Salmonella after eating at the hotel's restaurants. Fayetteville, NC (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Marler Clark, the nation´s leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness outbreaks, and Fayetteville lawyer Steven Lawrence filed two lawsuits Tuesday against the Holiday Inn...

Copper Destroys Norovirus Research Shows
2013-05-28 14:19:42

University of Southampton New research from the University of Southampton shows that copper and copper alloys will rapidly destroy norovirus — the highly-infectious sickness bug. The virus can be contracted from contaminated food or water, person-to-person contact, and contact with contaminated surfaces, meaning surfaces made from copper could effectively shut down one avenue of infection. Worldwide, norovirus is responsible for more than 267 million cases of acute...

2013-05-21 23:24:16

Research presented at the American Society for Microbiology General Meeting shows that PathoGenetix Genome Sequence Scanning (GSS) technology could be used to reliably differentiate and strain type pathogenic E. coli strains of public health and food safety significance. GSS provided strain level information comparable to PFGE, the current standard for pathogen identification in epidemiological investigation and response. WOBURN, MA (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 PathoGenetix, Inc., a...

2013-05-21 14:44:45

Food microbiology laboratories continue to submit false negative results and false positive results on a routine basis. A retrospective study of nearly 40,000 proficiency test results over the past 14 years, presented today at the 113th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, examined the ability of food laboratories to detect or rule out the presence of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter. "There is concern when laboratories...

2013-05-13 23:25:48

Government and Industry Come Together to Discuss Issues Affecting the U.S. Food Supply Hampton Beach, N.H. (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 The Northeast Food and Drug Officials Association (NEFDOA) will hold its annual education conference at Ashworth by the Sea in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire May 15-17, 2013. The agenda includes a variety of topics that address food protection and defense with speakers from across the country. Joan Bowman, Vice President of External Affairs, will exhibit on the...

2013-05-13 23:19:39

In a lawsuit filed late last week, attorneys allege that lettuce sold by California-based Tanimura & Antle led to a Canadian woman's E. coli infection. SEATTLE, WA (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 The family of a Canadian woman who allegedly died after eating E. coli-contaminated lettuce sold by California-based Tanimura & Antle filed a lawsuit against the company late last week in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. CV13-02140). The lawsuit was filed by...

New FDA/USDA Report Looks At Ways To Prevent Listeria Contamination
2013-05-12 08:37:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Stricter control of temperature while refrigerating food, keeping food contact surfaces clean and sanitary, and wearing gloves while serving customers could help prevent the spread of the bacterial disease listeria at delicatessens and other food-related businesses, US health officials claim in a new report. The report, released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday,...

2013-05-04 23:02:29

Government and industry come together to discuss issues affecting the U.S. food supply. Niagara Falls, N.Y. (PRWEB) May 04, 2013 The Central Atlantic States Association of Food and Drug Officials (CASA) will hold its 97th Annual Educational and Training Seminar at The Sheraton at The Falls Hotel May 6-9, 2013. The agenda includes a variety of topics that address food protection and defense with speakers from across the country. Joan Bowman, Vice President of External Affairs, will exhibit...

2013-05-04 23:01:00

A lawsuit filed Friday alleges that a Las Vegas couple fell ill with Salmonella infections after eating food from Firefly on Paradise. The couple is represented by Seattle-based Marler Clark. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) May 04, 2013 Las Vegas residents Tzahi and Julia Salomon filed a lawsuit Friday* against Firefly, the Las Vegas restaurant the Southern Nevada Health District identified as the source of an 86-person Salmonella outbreak in late April. The Salomons are represented by...


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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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