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2013-01-31 16:26:20

CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study analyzing outbreaks of foodborne illness has found contaminated salad greens make the most people sick, but contaminated poultry have resulted in the most deaths. In light of this study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Home Food Safety program--a collaboration between the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods--encourages Americans, rather than avoid certain foods, to practice safe food handling...

Campylobacter Programmed By The Need To Feed
2013-01-30 10:54:15

Norwich BioScience Institutes [ Watch The Video ] A rumbling tummy is our body's way of telling us "it's time for lunch". Likewise, bacteria need to know when it's time to eat. Researchers at the Institute of Food Research on the Norwich Research Park have uncovered how the food-borne bacterial pathogen Campylobacter jejuni can change its swimming behavior to find a location with more food. Campylobacter is the most common cause of bacterial food-borne illness in the UK, with...

Vegetables More Dangerous Than Poultry
2013-01-29 19:01:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), leafy greens accounted for the most food-borne illnesses nationwide for a ten-year period. The CDC reported that leafy greens like lettuce, spinach and kale accounted for the most illnesses from food around the U.S. from 1998 through 2008. Dairy products, the report said, accounted for the most hospitalizations, though, while the most deaths were linked to...

CDC Report Finds Norovirus Outbreak In US Has Taken A Stronghold, Cases Rising
2013-01-25 07:26:30

[Watch Video: Scientists Create Simulated Vomiting Norovirus System] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that more than 260 cases of the stomach flu seen in the US between September and December 2012 are actually attributed to a new strain of norovirus known as GII.4 Sydney. Health experts do not think it is a particularly dangerous strain, but admit it is different, and might be more difficult for some...

2013-01-24 23:00:47

ITEC and Carometec add innovative new hand washing and sanitation equipment, "The Mano Complete" to their line of cutting edge technology and support for food processing safety and sanitation equipment. Peosta, Iowa (PRWEB) January 24, 2013 ITEC and Carometec, world leaders in the manufacture and distribution of state of the art automatic food safety equipment, have just announced the release of the latest addition to their line of hand washing equipment. Aptly named, "The Mano Complete"...

2013-01-14 20:21:26

OTTAWA, Jan. 14, 2013 /CNW/ -Why you should take note Since our last update, 2 additional cases of E. coli O157:H7 illness were confirmed in Ontario as part of this outbreak. This brings the total number of cases to 28. These individuals became ill between late December and early January. The latest evidence in the Public Health Agency of Canada's food-borne illness investigation indicates that the most probable cause of the E. coli O157:H7 illnesses in the Maritimes and Ontario is...

2013-01-11 20:22:08

OTTAWA, Jan. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Why you should take note The latest evidence in the Public Health Agency of Canada's food-borne illness investigation indicates that the most probable cause of the E. coli O157:H7 illnesses in the Maritimes and Ontario is shredded lettuce distributed by FreshPoint Inc. primarily to some KFC and KFC-Taco Bell restaurants. The products were not distributed to grocery stores. Lettuce has a short shelf life, therefore contaminated products are unlikely...

2013-01-09 20:20:53

OTTAWA, Jan. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Why you should take note Today, an additional case of E.coli O157:H7 was confirmed in Ontario as part of this outbreak. This brings Ontario's number of cases to 5 and the total to 16. Products contaminated with E. coli O157 can pose a serious public health risk. The Public Health Agency of Canada has been working with its health and food safety partners on an investigation into 16 cases of E. coli O157:H7 illness. There are six cases in New...

2013-01-09 00:20:45

OTTAWA, Jan. 8, 2013 /CNW/ -Why you should take note Products contaminated with E. coli O157 can pose a serious public health risk. The Public Health Agency of Canada has been working with its health and food safety partners on an investigation into 15 cases of E. coli O157:H7 illness. There are six cases in New Brunswick, five in Nova Scotia and four in Ontario. The majority of cases are recovered or are recovering. Status Investigations into outbreaks of food-borne illness...

2013-01-08 16:22:45

Redesigned site is hallmark of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods' Home Food Safety Program CHICAGO, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The redesigned HomeFoodSafety.org has been launched by the Home Food Safety program - a collaboration between the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods. The redesign features improved navigation that highlights simple steps to reduce people's risk of food poisoning in the home, as well...


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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