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2012-05-05 07:32:10

At least 14 people have fallen ill, including five who were hospitalized, as a result of salmonella-contaminated dog food, AFP and the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Friday. According to the WSJ Staff, the dry dog-food products in question were produced by Diamond Pet Foods, who have issued a recall of the tainted products. The varieties affected by the recall are Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice Formula, Diamond Puppy Formula and Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover´s Soul Adult...

2012-04-25 11:43:34

BBSRC-funded researchers at Cambridge University have shed new light on a common food poisoning bug. Using real-time video microscopy, coupled with mathematical modeling, they have changed our assumptions about Salmonella and how it infects human cells. The research was published in Interface. Salmonella is an important bacterium to study as it causes a range of diseases in humans and animals. It is capable of growing and reproducing inside macrophages - a type of white blood cell that...

UCSB Researchers Find A Way To Detect Stealthy, 'Hypervirulent' Salmonella Strains
2012-04-13 08:16:43

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) —— A recent discovery of "hypervirulent" Salmonella bacteria has given UC Santa Barbara researchers Michael Mahan and Douglas Heithoff a means to potentially prevent food poisoning outbreaks from these particularly powerful strains. Their findings, in a paper titled "Intraspecies Variation in the Emergence of Hyperinfectious Bacterial Strains in Nature," have been published in the journal PLoS Pathogens. Salmonella is the most common cause of infection,...

Could Sushi Be The Cause Of Newest Salmonella Outbreak?
2012-04-05 04:59:06

The Center for Disease control (CDC) is reporting that 90 people in 19 states, including the District of Columbia, have become ill in a new Salmonella outbreak. As investigators look for the source of the Salmonella outbreak, consumers have not yet been advised to avoid a particular food or restaurant chain. The CDC has yet to officially announce which states have been affected by this outbreak of an unusual bacteria strain known as Salmonella Bareilly. According to reports, the first...

Taco Bell Linked To 2011 Salmonella Outbreak
2012-02-02 13:23:57

The Mexican fast food chain Taco Bell has now been connected to an outbreak of salmonella that occurred in October and November of last year and affected some 68 people across 10 states, according to a report published by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While the CDC had for legal reasons initially refused to positively identify the food chain under investigation–calling it instead simply “Restaurant A” in its initial reports–Food Safety...

2011-12-19 11:40:59

The link between malaria and salmonella infections has been explained for the first time, opening the way to more effective treatments. Malaria patients are at high risk of developing fatal bacterial infections, especially salmonella infections. This is commonly believed to be due to generalized immunosuppression by malaria, whereby the entire immune system is weakened and compromised. However, researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have discovered that the...

British Authorities Say Expired Eggs Are Safe To Eat
2011-12-16 06:18:47

England´s Food Standards Agency (FSA) recently issued a statement saying that store-bought eggs can still be safely consumed within “a day or two” of their expiration date “provided they are cooked thoroughly.” This represents a reversal of its previous advice that expired eggs should be discarded due to the risk of salmonella poisoning. The British press noted that the announcement is part of a larger campaign to reduce food waste and the costs associated with...

Traces Of Salmonella Lead To Cilantro Recall
2011-12-12 13:34:41

California-based food provider Pacific International has announced that it will voluntarily recall some 6,141 cartons of the herb cilantro after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted the company that it had detected traces of the bacteria salmonella in samples of their product. While there have been no reports of illness yet, the company has requested that anyone who purchased their cilantro between November 16 and December 10 please return it to the supermarket where they...

2011-11-29 14:00:00

Salmonella attorneys at Marler Clark have filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman and her daughter who were made ill in a Salmonella outbreak linked to pine nuts. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) November 29, 2011 Marler Clark, the nationâs leading law firm dedicated to representing victims of foodborne illness, in conjunction with Rochester-based law firm Underberg and Kessler, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Rochester mother and daughter who were made ill with Salmonella after eating...


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