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Better Kitchen Practices Will Help Reduce The Risk Of Food Borne Illnesses
2013-07-17 11:43:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Hoping to find a way to reduce the impact of food-borne diseases, researchers from the University of Hertfordshire have prepared a study analyzing what types of things people do in their kitchens and why. The authors are hoping that the report, which was commissioned by the UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA), will provide detailed insight into the methods used to prepare food in the home, and how those practices could contribute to...

2013-07-16 12:27:37

LANSING, Mich., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announces the following webcast: What: Neogen Corporation year-end results conference call When: 11 a.m. ET, Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Where: http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=94656 How: Live over the Internet - Simply log on to the web at the address above Contact: Terry Maynard, Neogen Corporation, +1-800-234-5333 If you are unable to participate during the...

Rare Parasite Outbreak In Iowa And Nebraska
2013-07-15 05:09:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A rare parasite known as Cyclospora derived from fresh vegetables has sickened nearly 80 people. The outbreak has climbed from 35 people to 80 in just a week in Midwestern states. So far, Iowa and Nebraska are the only states reporting problems. The parasitic disease spreads through contaminated food and water and can cause unusually long watery diarrhea, which could last up to 57 days if it goes untreated. According to the...

Farmers Market Chicken Found To Contain More Pathogens
2013-07-12 05:33:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A small-scale study from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences reveals raw, whole chickens purchased from farmers markets throughout Pennsylvania contained significantly higher levels of foodborne illness-causing bacteria compared to those found in grocery stores in the region. The team, led by professor and food safety extension specialist in the Department of Food Science, Catherine Cutter, purchased 100 whole chickens from...

2013-07-10 19:46:46

Typhoid fever is one of the oldest documented diseases known to have afflicted mankind but what makes it so lethal has remained a mystery for centuries. In a study appearing online July 10 in the journal Nature, Yale researchers offer an explanation of how the devastating disease marked by delirium and stupor still kills 200,000 people every year - and also suggests the basis of a future vaccine. The culprit appears to be a powerful toxin possessed by Salmonella typhi, the bacterium that...

2013-07-02 16:22:07

New research from the International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC) indicates that many Americans are not taking the necessary food safety steps to prevent foodborne illness in the home WASHINGTON, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 81 million Americans are expected to barbeque this July 4(th )holiday, marking the start of summer - a time when incidents of foodborne illness, commonly known as food poisoning, tend to surge. In preparation for Independence Day and barbeque season,...

2013-06-27 11:54:23

New insights into food poisoning show Salmonella have a novel sugar preference The blockbuster battles between good and evil are not just on the big screen this summer. A new study that examined food poisoning infection as-it-happens in mice revealed harmful bacteria, such as a common type of Salmonella, takes over beneficial bacteria within the gut amid previously unseen changes to the gut environment. The results provide new insights into the course of infection and could lead to better...

2013-06-20 23:21:04

Pedata RV Center, the leader in used motorhome and recreational vehicle sales, advises campers of the dangers of food that has not been properly cared for, and offers suggestions on how to avoid foodborne illness. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 Pedata RV Center, the leader in used motorhome and used recreational vehicle sales, warns campers that improperly handled food can cause bacterial illness that can lead to severe health consequences. Now that summertime has arrived, many RV...

2013-06-20 23:02:24

The Marler Clark attorneys filed a lawsuit against Lombard, Illinois restaurant Los Burritos Mexicanos on Thursday, alleging their client fell ill with an E. coli infection after eating food from the restaurant. CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 Seattle-based Marler Clark, the nation´s leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness, filed a lawsuit today against Los Burritos Mexicanos. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of DuPage County, Illinois resident Elizabeth Bernardi,...

Norovirus Cases On The Rise In Yellowstone National Park
2013-06-20 08:11:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted in a January weekly report that norovirus had taken a stronghold in the US, with numbers of cases rising. The virus, which is associated with flu-like symptoms and causes uncontrollable vomiting, has in fact been showing its ugly face in schools, on cruise ships and around other public places in recent months. Now, a new report from the National Park Service has...


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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