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2014-03-26 23:34:18

An independent evaluation of PathoGenetix, Inc.’s rapid bacterial strain typing technology by contract testing lab Marshfield Food Safety found greater ease-of-use and increased accuracy in Salmonella strain typing with the RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System compared to current identification methods. WOBURN, MASS (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 PathoGenetix, Inc., developer of an automated system for rapid bacterial strain typing, announced today that Marshfield Food Safety, LLC, a full...

2014-03-26 16:24:55

ATLANTA, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forty years of data on a major cause of food poisoning now is available to the public, the food industry, and researchers in a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data, collected by state and federal health officials, provides a wealth of information on Salmonella, the top foodborne cause of hospitalizations and deaths in the United States. Available for hands-on web access for the first time,...

2014-03-14 23:02:13

National Poison Prevention Week Runs March 16-22, 2014 Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) will join local poison centers and poison prevention partners across the country in celebrating National Poison Prevention Week March 16 through 22, 2014, according to AAPCC President Marsha Ford, MD, FACMT, FACEP. Since 1962, the President of the United States has proclaimed the third week of March as National Poison Prevention Week to...

2014-02-28 16:22:54

DUBLIN, February 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qtqjgm/north_america) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the North America Food Safety Testing Market - Forecast to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qtqjgm/north_america ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The North American food safety testing market is growing...

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...


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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