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2014-06-26 08:28:54

DiningGrades.com announces the release of a free and easy to use food poisoning reporting system. The system reduces confusion on where, and simplifies how restaurant patrons report a suspected food poisoning event. DENVER, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Until now, no convenient, universal reporting system for reporting food poisoning has been widely available. Restaurant patrons can now freely report a suspected restaurant food poisoning event on DiningGrades.com and provide critical...

2014-06-23 23:04:26

The rapid diagnostic tool will soon be available at laboratories across the country. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Microbac Laboratories, Inc. has announced that the company has adopted Invisible Sentinel Inc.’s Veriflow® diagnostic technology for detection of bacterial pathogens in food. The adoption of Invisible Sentinel’s entire suite of Veriflow® assays by Microbac follows a period of validation studies at selected Microbac laboratories. The assays were validated...

2014-06-23 12:29:56

OTTAWA, June 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue Summer is here, and more people are cooking outside to take advantage of the sunshine and the warm temperatures. But the hot, humid weather, coupled with more difficult access to refrigeration or washing facilities, creates the perfect conditions for the rapid growth of bacteria on food. Every year in Canada, roughly one in eight Canadians (or four million people) get sick with food poisoning, also known as foodborne illness. Many cases...

2014-06-16 12:30:07

Ban of Antibacterial Soaps Could Lead to 7.5 Million Foodborne Illnesses, According to the American Cleaning Institute, Personal Care Products Council WASHINGTON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proposed rules by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could remove antibacterial soaps and body washes from store shelves - and might lead to 7.5 million new cases of foodborne illness and more than $38 billion in health care costs annually. In an effort to maintain consumer access to...

restaurant workers spread norovirus
2014-06-04 09:56:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that some food service workers could be to blame for the spread of the norovirus – an intestinal bug that can make a person violently ill and often strikes quickly. According to the new CDC report, one-in-five food service workers have gone to their job while sick with diarrhea and vomiting, the two primary symptoms of the disease. People who prepare...

2014-05-28 08:32:42

LEXINGTON, Ky., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) announced today that independent laboratory results have shown two of its agricultural disinfectants are effective against the deadly porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv). The independent study showed that Neogen's DC&R(® )Disinfectant and BioSentry BioPhene(TM) Disinfectant demonstrated "complete inactivation" of the PEDv organism when tested in accordance with current Good Laboratory Practice protocols...

2014-05-27 23:09:37

Given the increased globalization of the food supply, Strategic Consulting, Inc. investigated food microbiology testing practices in food plants around the world to document similarities and differences in food safety testing. The findings were presented last week at the American Society for Microbiology General Meeting in Boston. Woodstock, Vt. (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Food safety is a concern worldwide, and one that is growing in visibility for the public, food companies and regulators....

2014-05-27 23:07:04

Electronic device analyzes spoilage levels of meat and poultry products, determines freshness and safety. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 The Indiegogo campaign for PERES, a portable device that analyzes food products to determine if they are fresh and safe for human consumption, has reached its funding goal of $50,000. Reaching their funding goal ensures that the team behind PERES can begin manufacturing the device and also guarantees that backers who have pre-ordered PERES will have...

2014-05-22 23:11:52

New research from PathoGenetix, Inc. demonstrates the use of its Genome Sequence Scanning technology to confirm and strain type pathogenic E. coli and Listeria bacteria directly from complex food samples, and to reliably determine if the most dangerous serotypes of these foodborne pathogens are present. The research was presented at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) General Meeting this week in Boston. WOBURN, MASS (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 PathoGenetix™ Inc., a commercial-stage...

2014-05-20 23:02:25

This first-of-its-kind system is now available to customers for pre-order on popular crowdfunding platform Indiegogo Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 On April 1, ARS LAB launched an Indiegogo campaign to secure funding for their newest product, the PERES portable device. Dubbed as “the world’s first electronic nose,” PERES analyzes food products and determines if they are fresh and safe for human consumption. Compatible with beef, pork, poultry and fish, PERES analyzes airborne...


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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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