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2009-05-07 06:55:00

Salmonella, what's gotten into you? Researchers have been asking themselves this question ever since Salmonella bacteria grown on board the space shuttle returned to Earth 3 to 7 times more virulent than Salmonella grown on the ground under otherwise identical conditions. Figuring out why could help safeguard astronauts from disease and lead to new treatments for food poisoning and other common ailments on Earth. New research by Cheryl Nickerson (Arizona State University) and colleagues...

2009-04-17 13:17:48

Officials in San Mateo County, Calif., say more than 86 area markets and restaurants have destroyed certain Asian spices linked to a salmonella scare. The San Mateo County (Calif.) Times said Friday the widespread spice destruction comes in the wake of a Union International Food Co. voluntary recall of several types of Asian spices thought to carry a salmonella bacterial strain. The recall was instituted on March 28 after Lian How and Uncle Chen brand pepper products produced at the company's...

2009-03-17 14:48:14

Johns Hopkins University scientists in Baltimore say they have found evidence houseflies collected near poultry farms may spread drug-resistant bacteria. The researchers from the university's Bloomberg School of Public Health said their findings demonstrate another potential link between industrial food animal production and exposure to antibiotic resistant pathogens. Flies are well-known vectors of disease and have been implicated in the spread of various viral and bacterial infections...

2009-03-11 15:14:00

HOUSTON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Salmonella bacteria research from two recent NASA space missions discovered key elements of the bacteria's disease-causing potential that hold promise for improving ways to fight food-borne infections on Earth. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Salmonella is a leading cause of food poisoning and related illnesses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 40,000 cases of Salmonella...

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2009-03-11 15:15:00

Salmonella bacteria research from two recent NASA space missions discovered key elements of the bacteria's disease-causing potential that hold promise for improving ways to fight food-borne infections on Earth. Salmonella is a leading cause of food poisoning and related illnesses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 40,000 cases of Salmonella infections are reported in the United States each year. "This research opens up new areas for investigations that...

2009-03-11 07:35:17

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says illnesses are still occurring among people who eat products containing tainted peanut ingredients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the recalled peanuts and peanut butter, paste and granules contaminated by salmonella bacteria were produced by Peanut Corporation of America plants in Georgia and Texas for use by various manufacturers. CDC officials are urging consumers to avoid using any of the recalled cookies, pet foods,...

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2009-03-11 07:20:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new safety guidelines on Tuesday for companies that use peanut products. The agency said it may seize products that test positive for salmonella bacteria, which can become heat-resistant in high-fat environments such as peanut butter. The FDA guidance provides recommendations relevant to the recent salmonella outbreak, which the CDC said Tuesday has sickened 683 people in 46 states. The outbreak, which was ultimately linked to foods...

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2009-03-04 06:20:00

Food inspectors found more bad news at a peanut producing plant in Texas, which is already linked to the company at the middle of one of the biggest food recalls in U.S. history.  U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspectors found dead mice and rodent droppings at the Plainview, Texas, food processing plant run by Peanut Corporation of America. Inspectors appeared disgusted by what they found last month. "Effective measures are not being taken to exclude pests from the processing areas...

2009-03-02 14:03:47

A U.S. study suggests health officials investigating salmonella illnesses consider untreated river surface water as a possible source of contamination. University of Georgia researchers tested water in rivers and streams in an area of Georgia known for its high rate of sporadic salmonella cases. The team found the bacteria in 79 percent of water samples, with the highest concentrations and the greatest diversity of strains occurring during the summer and after rainfall. Streams are not...

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2009-02-25 13:35:00

Health officials said on Tuesday that an outbreak of salmonella food poisoning traced to peanut products has sickened 666 people and is continuing despite one of the biggest food recalls in U.S. history, Reuters reported. However, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement that the outbreak of salmonella is still only linked to nine deaths, so far. The CDC statement said: "To date, 19 clusters of infections in five states have been reported in schools and other...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.