Latest Foodborne illness Stories
New research from the University of British Columbia has found that when a pinch of garlic is added to baby formula, it can reduce the risk of contamination from pathogens.
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.
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.
Study Shows Biocompatible Polysaccharide Could Reduce Risk of Food Contamination Claremont, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Escherichia coli, or more commonly
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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.
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.
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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