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Garlic Not Only Wards Off Vampires, But May Also Protect Babies From Contaminants Found In Baby Formula
2013-11-26 06:40:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of British Columbia reveals that although eating garlic might make your breath a bit unpleasant, it may be a good choice for your baby. The research team found two compounds, diallyl sulfide and ajoene, derived from garlic that significantly reduce the contamination risk from Cronobacter sakazakii in the production of dry infant formula powder. The results of this study were published in a recent issue...

E Coli Contamination Forces Recall Of Ready-Made Products
2013-11-11 08:57:36

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Richmond, California gourmet food company is recalling more than 180,000 pounds of ready-to-eat products containing chicken due to a high risk of E. coli contamination, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA said that Glass Onion Catering, which produces ready-made salads and sandwich wraps, has shipped the potentially contaminated food products to distribution centers in Arizona, California, Nevada, New...

Scientists Unravel The Role Of A Pathogen Molecule
2013-11-08 09:10:24

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research Braunschweig have now discovered what makes a specific strain of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis–one of the main instigators for these infections–so dangerous: the bacteria produce a molecule called CNFy that facilitates the infection process for them. It changes the host cells in a manner that enables the injection apparatus of Yersinia, which injects toxins into the cells, to work more efficiently. This strengthens the infection and leads to...

2013-10-31 23:35:37

Study Shows Biocompatible Polysaccharide Could Reduce Risk of Food Contamination Claremont, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Escherichia coli, or more commonly E. coli, have become the source of feared news stories for consumers of fresh meat, fruit and vegetables due to recent contamination outbreaks. Research conducted at the School of Environment, Natural Resources & Geography, at Bangor University, Bangor, UK with Synedgen’s new polysaccharide technology shows that a safe polymer...

2013-10-16 23:23:49

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Food Safety Testing Market Analysis. London (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 International trade has led to interconnectivity and dependency which has complicated the food production system and lengthened the food supply chain. As a result, reduced insights into the safety of raw materials and products being imported raise doubts over the safety of the food available in the market. Unsafe food, which contains contaminants, may...

Device Developed That Speeds Concentration Step In Food-pathogen Detection
2013-10-15 12:18:00

Purdue University Researchers have developed a system that concentrates foodborne salmonella and other pathogens faster than conventional methods by using hollow thread-like fibers that filter out the cells, representing a potential new tool for speedier detection. The machine, called a continuous cell concentration device, could make it possible to routinely analyze food or water samples to screen for pathogens within a single work shift at food processing plants. "This approach...

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...


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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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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