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2013-10-14 16:24:13

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- National food safety lawyer Ron Simon has filed two more lawsuits in St. Louis stemming from a multi-state E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to contaminated romaine lettuce sold at Schnucks salad bars during October 2011. The lawsuits were filed in St. Louis County, Missouri on behalf of Angela Crowell and Mark Bassemier against Schnucks Markets, Vaughan Foods, and others. Copies of the file-stamped lawsuits are available upon request. The...

USDA Allows Chicken Processor Behind Salmonella Outbreak To Remain Open
2013-10-11 07:19:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An outbreak of salmonella Heidelberg linked to raw chicken from three processing plants in California has so far not caused any further illnesses. Despite threats to shut down the plants, the USDA has announced that Foster Farms, the company behind the outbreak, can now remain open. The company, which was also linked to a salmonella outbreak that surfaced last year, has made “immediate substantive changes to their slaughter and...

2013-10-08 23:02:20

On Holiday Claims are based in Leeds, with offices in many of the UK's largest cities. They offer compensation claim services on a no-win, no-fee basis for common holiday disasters. Leeds, UK (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Holiday compensation specialists On Holiday Claims have witnessed a recent rise in claims relating to food poisoning from holidaymakers returning from Egypt. Tens of thousands of pounds have been paid out on all manner of sickness-related claims - and in one particularly...

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To California Chicken Processor
2013-10-08 13:36:47

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A California poultry producer is at the center of a salmonella outbreak that has so far sickened 278 people in 18 states. The producer, Foster Farms, announced on Monday that it is cooperating with federal health officials as investigations by local, state and federal officials continue. Despite its raw chicken products being linked to the dangerous illness, the processing company has not issued any recalls as of this story’s...

2013-10-07 23:29:15

Government and industry come together to discuss issues affecting the U.S. food supply. Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 The North Central Food and Drug Officials Association (NCAFDO) will hold its annual education conference at the Radisson Hotel in Kalamazoo, Michigan on October 8-10, 2013. This year's theme is "Toward a More Integrated Food Safety System Across Borders, States and Agencies." The agenda includes a variety of topics that address food protection...

2013-10-07 20:22:29

No Recall is in Effect. Products are Safe to Consume if Properly Handled and Fully Cooked. LIVINGSTON, Calif., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Food safety is Foster Farms' highest priority. Foster Farms is working in partnership with USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to reduce incidence of Salmonella Heidelberg on raw chicken products produced at three company facilities in Central California. Only raw chicken products are...

2013-09-27 23:20:03

European Food Safety Testing Market report provides full analysis of the key players in European food safety testing industry, major technologies employed to detect contaminants and food products tested, with a clear insight and commentary on the developments and trends. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/european-food-safety-testing-market-1217.html (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 The report "European Food Safety Testing Market by Contaminant (Pathogen, GMO, Toxin,...

Cantaloupe Farmers Criminally Charged In Connection With 2011 Deadly Listeria Outbreak
2013-09-27 07:26:49

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A 2011 deadly outbreak of listeria in cantaloupes has resulted in criminal charges brought against two Colorado brothers who own the farm where the illness stemmed from. The outbreak caused the deaths of at least 33 people and sickened more than 140 across 28 states. Eric and Ryan Jensen, owners of Jensen Farms in Granada, Colorado, turned themselves in on Thursday and appeared in court on charges of distributing listeria-tainted...

2013-09-24 16:25:55

Jewelry Hygiene: how your jewelry could be making you sick NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year 76 million people get sick, more than 300,000 are hospitalized, and 5,000 Americans die as a result of foodborne illnesses alone. When factoring in the cases of illness from viruses and flu related sickness, these numbers grow exponentially. From constant hand washing and sanitizing to flu shots, the American public...

Cattle Vaccinations Could Reduce Human E. Coli Infection Rates
2013-09-17 07:51:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The number of people who fall ill due to E. coli contamination could be drastically reduced if cattle were vaccinated against the bacterium, according to research published in the online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The E. coli O157 bacterium can result in severe gastrointestinal illness and is potentially fatal in humans. The pathogen is spread by consuming contaminated food and...


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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