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2014-02-25 23:31:20

Innovative Product Designed to Help Food Industry Reach a Higher Level of Safety St. Louis, Mo. (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 FoodHandler, Inc., a leading developer and supplier of high-quality disposable gloves, bags and apparel, introduces oneSAFE (TM), a first-of-its-kind proprietary dispensing system for the food industry that enables users to pull out a single glove by the cuff and don it without touching the food-handling surface. This simple difference reduces the risk of cross...

2014-02-25 12:23:08

DUBLIN, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gkzjpw/food_safety ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Food Safety Testing Market - Forecast to 2018" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) The global food safety testing market has been growing due to ongoing concern for food safety among consumers, food manufacturers, regulatory bodies and...

2014-02-06 23:29:23

FDA has leased PathoGenetix’s RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System to assess the effectiveness of the proprietary bacterial strain typing system in identifying pathogens involved in foodborne illness outbreaks, and in shortening decision and response time in public health investigations. Woburn, MA (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 PathoGenetix, Inc., developer of an automated system for bacterial strain typing, announced today that it has delivered an early commercial version of the...

2014-01-31 23:35:26

PathoGenetix has signed Sparton for manufacturing design and pilot production of its rapid bacterial identification and strain typing system. The RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System will be available in 2014 for use in food safety testing and foodborne illness outbreak investigations. Woburn, MA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 PathoGenetix, Inc., developer of an automated system for rapid bacterial strain typing, announced today that it has signed Sparton Corporation as the design and...

2014-01-29 23:04:18

The “Rebel Chef,” French can cook anything, anytime, anywhere and showed the world in 2012 as winner of Food Network’s Extreme Chef. New York (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Parties and food are an integral part of Super Bowl Sunday, and for the millions of Americans watching the game and celebrating with their families and friends, foodborne illness, such as norovirus, is not an invited guest. As an extension of their national Food Safe Families public service advertising (PSA) campaign,...

2014-01-15 08:27:40

Food Network host Ben Vaughn offers restaurant food safety tips to help you avoid food poisoning when dining out. CHICAGO, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dining out can sometimes feel like a gamble: Does the restaurant practice good food safety, or will a bite out result in a night of food-poisoning misery? (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140115/DC45737) BeSmartBeWell.com provides diners tips to avoid food poisoning with a new video featuring Ben Vaughn, host of Food...

2014-01-10 16:22:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The winter of 2014 is in its early stages, and yet many parts of the country are already experiencing extreme weather conditions and power outages. In fact, a power outage can happen at any time, and it can affect the safety of your food. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reminds you that the best way to ensure that food stays safe is to have a plan in place, and to know what food safety precautions to take if a power outage...

2014-01-08 16:27:01

USDA cost-cutting plan would turn over inspections to poultry processors, increase risk of foodborne illnesses WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees has joined with food and worker safety groups in calling on Congress to reject a budget proposal from USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to implement a new poultry inspection system during FY 2014. AFGE and the other groups also are urging Congress to restore...

2013-12-30 12:21:49

WAGENINGEN, The Netherlands, December 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FDA & USDA announced today they have approved SALMONELEX as a "GRAS" (Generally Recognized as Safe) food processing aid against Salmonella. The new product consists of natural phages against Salmonella and is produced by Micreos of The Netherlands. The company confirms that industrial scale projects with US poultry processors will start in January 2014. According to a report published in December 2013 by...

Federal Regulators Need More Control On Salmonella Fight: Pew Report
2013-12-20 11:32:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An ongoing salmonella outbreak that has been linked to a California chicken producer highlights the need for more action to be taken by federal regulators to step up food safety rules and regulations to protect American consumers. Foster Farms, the sixth-largest chicken producer in the US, is behind a string of salmonella outbreaks that has so far sickened more than 500 people in 29 states since 2012. The latest outbreak, which...


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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