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2012-11-27 12:29:40

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "The analysis released today by Consumer Reports about pork samples in the United States is yet another example of how the routine practice of feeding low doses of antibiotics to animals is a threat to human health," said Stephen McDonnell, CEO and founder of Applegate, the nation's leading producer of natural and organic meat. "This report should further empower the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take a stronger stand on this...

2012-11-27 08:26:57

Yersinia enterocolitica found in 69 percent of 198 pork samples tested; Low levels of the drug ractopamine discovered in about one-fifth of 240 additional pork products analyzed YONKERS, N.Y., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In testing and analysis of pork chop and ground-pork samples from six U.S. cities, Consumer Reports found high rates of yersinia enterocolitica, a bacterium that can cause food poisoning, especially in children. The majority of the yersinia and as well as a...

2012-11-20 12:24:28

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 46 million turkeys will be cooked this Thanksgiving holiday, according to the National Turkey Federation. In an effort to help protect Americans from foodborne illness during the Thanksgiving season, the Ad Council, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Food Safety and Inspection Service, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with Food Network Star's Martie...

2012-11-15 12:27:52

OTTAWA, Nov. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Health Canada would like to remind Canadians that raw shellfish - such as oysters, clams, scallops, mussels and cockles - can carry bacteria, viruses and toxins that can cause foodborne illness if they are not harvested, stored, handled or prepared appropriately. Shellfish is a nutritious food choice. As with all foods, it is important to store, handle and prepare shellfish appropriately to help prevent illness. In particular, children, pregnant women,...

2012-11-14 12:26:32

OTTAWA, Nov. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Why you should take note Products contaminated with E. coli O157 can pose a serious public health risk. To date, the Public Health Agency of Canada has been working with its health and food safety partners on an investigation into E. coli O157 illnesses that have been linked to the food safety investigation at XL Foods Inc. Today, one additional case of E. coli O157 illness under investigation in Alberta has been confirmed to be the same specific...

2012-11-01 19:22:10

OTTAWA, Nov. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Why you should take note Products contaminated with E. coli O157 can pose a serious public health risk. To date, the Public Health Agency of Canada has been working with its health and food safety partners on an investigation into E. coli O157 illnesses that have been linked to the food safety investigation at XL Foods Inc. Today, one additional case of E. coli O157 illness under investigation in Quebec has been confirmed to be the same...

2012-10-23 11:24:50

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As fall arrives, so do drives in the country and drinking fresh-squeezed juices and cider. Unfortunately, serious outbreaks of foodborne illness, also called food poisoning, have been traced to drinking fruit and vegetable juices and cider that have not been processed to kill harmful bacteria. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reminds consumers to read the labels carefully on juice or cider products they purchase....

2012-10-09 07:27:46

OTTAWA, Oct. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Why you should take note Products contaminated with E. coli O157 can pose a serious public health risk. To date, the Public Health Agency of Canada has been working with its health and food safety partners on an investigation into E. coli O157 illnesses that have been linked to the food safety investigation at XL Foods Inc. Today, one case of E. coli O157 illness under investigation in British Columbia has been confirmed to be linked to the...

2012-10-05 23:04:10

A lawsuit alleging a 4-year-old Massachusetts boy became ill with a Salmonella infection after eating peanut butter was filed Thursday against Sunland and Trader Joe's, Worcester, Massachusetts (PRWEB) October 05, 2012 A lawsuit was filed today against Sunland, Inc. and Trader Joe´s, the manufacturer and retailer who sold Salmonella-contaminated peanut butter products that state and federal public health officials identified as the source of a multi-state Salmonella Bredeney outbreak...

2012-10-05 10:22:23

OTTAWA, Oct. 5, 2012 /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 illnesses in Alberta that have been linked to XL Foods Inc. Today, one new case of E. coli illness was confirmed to be linked to a specific strain of E. coli O157 observed in the XL Foods Inc. food safety...


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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