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2010-05-14 13:23:31

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have pushed into place another piece of the puzzle of how Listeria monocytogenes, a dangerous food-borne pathogen, slips through the intestine's defenses and causes disease. Listeria monocytogenes is a hardy, if unwelcome, brunch guest. This bacterial strain thrives in salty or cold environments where prissier pests might perish: cold cuts, smoked salmon, soft cheeses and many a refrigerator. Abundant in the environment, it seldom...

2010-05-06 16:24:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Agriculture has informed Elmer Z. and Martha B. King of Aaronsburg, Centre County, that they may once again sell raw milk after two Pennsylvania-approved laboratory tests showed negative for Listeria monocytogenes. In late April, test samples revealed potentially harmful levels of the pathogen. No illnesses were reported as a result of the potential milk contamination. Before allowing sales to resume, the department took...

2010-04-26 12:38:00

Consumers Urged to Discard Recent Purchases from Farms to Avoid Health Risks HARRISBURG, Pa., April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Agriculture today suspended permits that allow the Elmer Z. and Martha B. King farm in Aaronsburg, Centre County, and Cedar Hollow Farm in Mill Hall, Clinton County, to sell raw milk for human consumption after test samples revealed potentially harmful pathogen levels. The department is urging consumers who recently purchased raw milk from...

2010-04-17 10:29:00

QUINCY, Mass., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Following notification from its supplier, Stop & Shop announced a voluntary recall of Stop & Shop Frozen Spinach & Artichoke Dip. The product was removed from sale due to possible contamination with listeria monocytogenes. The following product was removed from sale: Stop & Shop Frozen Dip Spinach & Artichoke UPC# 6 8826702988 2, 8oz. Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with...

2009-11-16 16:14:00

The Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention (CFI) released a report on November 12, 2009, that documents what is currently known about the long-term health outcomes associated with several foodborne illnesses. The report also discusses how under-reporting, inadequate follow-up and a lack of research make it difficult to assess the impact that foodborne illness is having on Americans. CFI's report, The Long-Term Health Outcomes of Selected Foodborne Pathogens, calls for a new...

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2009-11-13 15:10:00

Foodborne illnesses can cause lasting health consequences, particularly for the young, the elderly and those who are immunocompromised, according to a new report released Thursday by the Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention in Pennsylvania. The researchers studied the five most common foodborne illnesses, and found they can cause life-long complications such as paralysis, kidney failure, seizures, mental retardation, hearing and visual impairments. "While the severity of...

2009-11-13 11:00:00

Failure to correct repeated federal violations prompts agency action SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has filed a complaint for permanent injunction against seafood processor Haifa Smoked Fish Inc. of Jamaica, N.Y., and two of its top officers for violations of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) If the court grants...

2009-11-12 12:17:58

Over the next several weeks, the U. S. Senate has an historic opportunity to take a major step toward improving food safety for all Americans. That is why a coalition of public health professionals, consumer organizations and groups representing victims of foodborne illness is sending the message that it is time to "Make Our Food Safe for the Holidays!" Every year, millions of Americans are sickened from consuming contaminated food, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized and thousands die....

2009-10-08 16:48:00

Company allegedly failed to correct violations SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has filed a complaint for permanent injunction against Rel's Foods Inc. (Rel's), of Oakland, Calif., seeking to stop the company from manufacturing, producing, and selling adulterated food products. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) The complaint also names Rel's Vice...

2009-09-09 09:14:55

By attaching light-emitting genes to infectious bacteria in an experimental system, researchers at University College, Cork, Ireland, have been able to track where in the body the bacteria go "“ giving an insight into the path of the infection process leading to the development of more targeted treatments. At the Society for General Microbiology's meeting at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Dr Cormac Gahan described how his research team had manipulated the infectious food-borne...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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