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Twitter Can Help Predict Risk Of Foodborne Illness
2013-08-08 04:52:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of Rochester have devised a new system that can tell people how likely they are to become ill when dining at a particular restaurant by "listening" to the tweets from other restaurant patrons. The system, dubbed nEmesis, can help people make more informed decisions and could potentially complement traditional public health methods for monitoring food safety, the researchers said. The system works...

2013-08-07 23:18:15

Marler Clark filed a second lawsuit against Federico's Mexican Restaurant on behalf of a mother whose 16-year-old allegedly contracted an E. coli infection after eating at the restaurant. (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 In a lawsuit filed late yesterday, a mother alleges her 16-year-old daughter fell ill with an E. coli infection and was hospitalized after eating tacos purchased from the Federico’s Mexican Restaurant in Litchfield Park. The lawsuit was filed in Maricopa County Superior...

2013-08-07 23:17:06

NSF International offers tips on proper cleaning and care of home appliances and kitchen items. Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 NSF International’s Applied Research Center (ARC), which conducts original research and development projects for academia, industry, and regulatory bodies to further public health and safety, has released the 2013 NSF International Household Germ Study, revealing that many common kitchen items harbor unsafe levels of E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, yeast...

2013-08-05 23:00:46

Seattle-based Marler Clark and Phoenix-based O'Steen & Harrison filed an E. coli lawsuit against Federico's Mexican Restaurant, alleging a man fell ill with an E. coli infection and was hospitalized after eating the restaurant's food. PHOENIX, AZ (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 Marler Clark, the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness, filed an E. coli lawsuit today against the owners of the Litchfield Park, Arizona Federico’s Mexican Restaurant....

2013-08-02 23:00:25

Presentation to Focus on the Integrated Food Safety System Toolkit Battle Creek, Michigan (PRWEB) August 02, 2013 Gerald Wojtala, executive director of the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI), will speak at the Western Association of Food and Drug Officials (WAFDO) 2013 Annual Educational Conference in Portland, Oregon titled “Navigating the Waters of Change”. The three-day conference is scheduled for August 4-6 at the Red Lion Convention Center. Wojtala will...

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)...


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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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