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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...

2013-12-17 23:29:26

A new agreement between Marshfield Food Safety, LLC, and PathoGenetix, Inc., provides for independent testing of the RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System for use in pathogen confirmation and identification for food industry applications. Woburn, MA and Marshfield, WI (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 PathoGenetix, Inc., a developer of an automated system for bacterial strain typing, and Marshfield Food Safety, LLC, a full service microbiology and chemistry contract testing laboratory, have...

2013-12-12 23:31:10

The new “14 food poisoning prevention tips” article on the site Healthreviewcenter.com guides people how to prevent food poisoning easily. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 The new “14 food poisoning prevention tips” article on the site Healthreviewcenter.com delivers ways on how to prevent food poisoning naturally. This article is actually suitable for those people who want to learn simple ways to avoid foodborne illness without using any kind of drugs or medications. At the...

2013-12-10 23:29:21

Holiday times are stressful on everyone, and keeping the food prep area germ free has become more challenging in the 21st century, where germs can travel faster than a Concorde SST. Grime Busters recommends proper preparation of food and drinks to keep infections down and give everyone a happier holiday. (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 The CDC reports that 1 in 6 people contract food poisoning. Food is an important part of holiday entertaining, and the diligent use of Amazing! NOK OUT® in...


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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