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Protein In Salmonella Jams Signals From Bacteria-fighting Mast Cells
2013-12-12 17:37:35

Duke University Medical Center A protein in Salmonella inactivates mast cells -- critical players in the body's fight against bacteria and other pathogens -- rendering them unable to protect against bacterial spread in the body, according to researchers at Duke Medicine and Duke-National University of Singapore (Duke-NUS). The study, conducted in mice, was published Dec. 12, 2013, in the journal Immunity. "Ever since mast cells were discovered to be critical mobilizers of the body's...

2013-12-12 11:01:55

Scientists have used a new method to map the response of every salmonella gene to conditions in the human body, providing new insight into how the bacteria triggers infection. In a world first, the scientists exposed salmonella to 22 lab environments that mimic conditions that the bacterium finds when it enters the human body and discovered the effects of these conditions on individual genes in the bacteria. After people eat salmonella, the microbes enter the stomach, and intestine, and...

2013-12-10 23:29:21

Holiday times are stressful on everyone, and keeping the food prep area germ free has become more challenging in the 21st century, where germs can travel faster than a Concorde SST. Grime Busters recommends proper preparation of food and drinks to keep infections down and give everyone a happier holiday. (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 The CDC reports that 1 in 6 people contract food poisoning. Food is an important part of holiday entertaining, and the diligent use of Amazing! NOK OUT® in...

2013-11-26 23:27:17

PathoGenetix, Inc., has completed an initial round of evaluations for its RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System with leading contract testing laboratories serving the food safety market. PathoGenetix is developing a fully automated bacterial identification system to improve time-to-results for pathogen confirmation and strain typing in food safety testing and foodborne illness outbreak investigations. Woburn, MA (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 PathoGenetix, Inc., developer of an automated...

FDA Says Imported Spices Contaminated Salmonella
2013-10-31 11:22:16

[ Watch the Video: Salmonella And Filth Found In Many Imported Spices ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) say they’ve found salmonella in nearly seven percent of all imported spices. This number is the result of three years’ worth of testing spices from India, Mexico and other countries around the world between 2007 and 2010. More than 80 types of salmonella were found in the spices as well as other unsavory additives...

Device Developed That Speeds Concentration Step In Food-pathogen Detection
2013-10-15 12:18:00

Purdue University 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. The machine, called a continuous cell concentration device, could make it possible to routinely analyze food or water samples to screen for pathogens within a single work shift at food processing plants. "This approach...

2013-10-11 23:01:50

The current government shutdown has unexpectedly brought food safety to the fore once again in the United States, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research firm said that last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued an alert for Salmonella in Foster Farms chicken, but Kalorama further notes that poultry and poultry product testing are exempt from the shutdown, but in event situations, some related...

USDA Allows Chicken Processor Behind Salmonella Outbreak To Remain Open
2013-10-11 07:19:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. The company, which was also linked to a salmonella outbreak that surfaced last year, has made “immediate substantive changes to their slaughter and...

2013-10-08 23:02:20

On Holiday Claims are based in Leeds, with offices in many of the UK's largest cities. They offer compensation claim services on a no-win, no-fee basis for common holiday disasters. Leeds, UK (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Holiday compensation specialists On Holiday Claims have witnessed a recent rise in claims relating to food poisoning from holidaymakers returning from Egypt. Tens of thousands of pounds have been paid out on all manner of sickness-related claims - and in one particularly...

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To California Chicken Processor
2013-10-08 13:36:47

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A California poultry producer is at the center of a salmonella outbreak that has so far sickened 278 people in 18 states. The producer, Foster Farms, announced on Monday that it is cooperating with federal health officials as investigations by local, state and federal officials continue. Despite its raw chicken products being linked to the dangerous illness, the processing company has not issued any recalls as of this story’s...


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2011-04-25 21:28:48

Salmonella enterica is a subspecies of Salmonella enterica, the rod shaped, flagellated, aerobic, Gram-negative bacterium. It is a member of the genus Salmonella and many of the pathogenic serovars of the S. enterica species are in this subspecies. Serovars can be designated fully or in a shortened form. The genus, Salmonella, is on the short form lists which are followed by the capitalized and non-italicized serovar. Each serovar can have many strains as well, which allows for a rapid...

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