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2013-07-30 08:34:11

Collaboration will accelerate and advance food safety testing of E.coli and Salmonella CARLSBAD, Calif., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today announced that it has signed a five-year agreement with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to accelerate and advance food safety testing of E. coli and Salmonella, two foodborne contaminants commonly associated with outbreaks and/or recalls. The collaboration consists of three distinctive...

2013-07-29 16:40:53

These are some of the findings presented in the annual report on the occurrence of diseases that can be transmitted to humans from animal and food. The report is prepared by the Danish Zoonosis Centre at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark in collaboration with Statens Serum Institut and the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration. In 2012, 1,198 Danes were registered with a Salmonella infection, which corresponds to 21 cases per 100,000 citizens. It is a little...

FDA New Rules Imported Foods
2013-07-26 13:11:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing new safety rules for food importers to meet the same safety standards as US Food producers. According to the FDA, about 50 percent of the fresh fruits and 20 percent of the fresh vegetables consumed by Americans are imported. In total about 150 different countries account for 15 percent of the US food supply. The new proposals are part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)...

2013-07-26 08:23:22

DALLAS, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "European Food Safety Testing Market By Contaminant (Pathogen, GMO, Toxin, Pesticide), Technology (Traditional & Rapid), Food Type (Meat & Poultry Product, Dairy Product, Fruit & Vegetable, Processed Food) & Country - Trends & Forecast to 2018", defines and segments the European Food Safety Testing Market with analysis & forecasting of revenue & volume for the food safety testing. It also identifies...

2013-07-24 23:24:07

d’Oliveira & Associates has posted a new informational graphic and video about the dangers of food poisoning. The law firm works with experienced attorneys to help people who have suffered serious injuries related to such foodborne illness. (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, food poisoning affects 48 million people, causes 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths each year in the United States. This type of illness occurs when someone...

2013-07-23 23:17:23

The Marler Clark attorneys filed a Salmonella lawsuit against Iguana Joe's, alleging that the child they represent fell ill with a Salmonella infection after eating food purchased from the restaurant. HOUSTON, TX (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Marler Clark, the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness outbreaks, filed a lawsuit today against Iguana Joe’s on behalf of a child who was allegedly part of a Salmonella outbreak liked to the restaurant. The complaint...

2013-07-18 16:25:33

FACT to FDA: You're Making Us Sick! CHICAGO, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) formally revoked a 1967 policy that prohibited the sale of feed contaminated with Salmonella. As a result of this policy change the agency will allow feed known to be contaminated with Salmonella to be fed to pigs, chickens and cattle. Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) is deeply disappointed that the FDA is willfully eliminating such an...

2013-07-18 14:45:53

Facebook posts helped alert public health officials to a strep throat outbreak among a high school dance team in 2012, and DNA fingerprinting led investigators to pasta prepared by a previously ill parent as the likely source. Although strep throat, or Group A Streptococcus (GAS) pharyngitis, usually spreads from person to person by droplets, foodborne transmission is possible, as a report published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases found. The most common form of GAS illness is strep...

2013-07-18 11:24:00

Results of UCI-led study point to new approach for treating foodborne illnesses UC Irvine microbiologists have learned how a probiotic bacterium used to treat irritable bowel syndrome can soothe gut bacterial infections caused by salmonella, paving the way for potential relief from foodborne illnesses that affect millions of people annually. Manuela Raffatellu, assistant professor of microbiology & molecular genetics, and colleagues at UC Irvine and the University of Washington...

2013-07-17 23:16:28

Seattle-based Marler Clark and Chicago-based Newland & Newland filed a second E. coli lawsuit yesterday against Los Burritos Mexicanos on behalf of a man who claims to have fallen ill with an E. coli infection after eating at the restaurant. CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 Los Burritos Mexicanos was sued yesterday by a man who alleges he fell ill with an E. coli infection and was hospitalized after eating food prepared at the restaurant in June. The lawsuit is the second filed...


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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