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April 9, 2014

 

listeria

Using DNA Data To Prevent Food-Borne Illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is approaching food-borne illness in a different way -- by mapping the DNA of harmful bacteria.

March 26, 2014

 

at the bottom of the peanut butter jar

Listeria Outbreak Affects Peanut Butter, Cheese Spreads

A nationwide recall is in effect for Parkers Farms products after listeria was discovered in peanut butter, cheese spreads, dips and salsa.

December 16, 2013

Little Bugs 

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Under The Microscope: Microbes Can Help Farmers

Some microbiologists are focused on how to harness the good things microbes can do, with the goal of increasing farmers’ yields.

October 17, 2013

Infection 

Electron microscope rendering of e coli bateria on a lettuce leaf

Three E. coli Cases Linked To Indiana Orchard

Three have fallen ill with E. coli infection in Kentucky and Indiana, but the infection may not have come from food.

October 9, 2013

Foodborne Fears 

Black and white microscope image of salmonella bacteria

Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 278, Concerns Over Shutdown

While 45% of the FDA's employees have been temporarily laid off, 87% of the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service personnel have been retained.

August 2, 2013

E. coli Scare 

ground beef

50,000 Pounds Of Beef Recalled Across U.S.

The meat was recalled after testing positive for E. coli.

June 20, 2013

Class I Recall 

Electron microscope rendering of E. coli bacteria

Ground Beef Recalled After Testing For Dangerous E. Coli

National Beef has voluntarily recalled 22,737 pounds of ground beef after a sample tested positive for E.coli O157:H7.

May 2, 2013

Turkey Talk 

Close up of a turkey with white feathers and a red face

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found In Turkey Samples

Widespread antibiotic use in poultry production may be leading to antibiotic-resistant bugs in turkeys.

January 11, 2013

Food Rules 

Safety stencilled on the road.

FDA Issues Two New Food Safety Rules

The pair of proposed guidelines stresses the importance of preventing food-borne illness in the first place.

July 18, 2012

Red Tape 

ecoli

Food Safety Advocates Take Their Cause To The White House

The Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in January 2011, but progress on the laws it would create have stalled.

June 21, 2012

Food Preservation 

sandor katz and art of fermentation

Reclaiming The Old Ways: Fermentation Expert Sandor Katz

With his new book, Sandor Katz hopes to empower people to reclaim the ancient processes of fermentation.

June 14, 2012

Shiga Toxin 

E. coli. Shiga toxin

Unusual Strain Of E.coli Sickens 14 In Six States

The outbreak has sickened 14 and killed 1, but the CDC is unsure of the source of the outbreak.

May 10, 2012

Salmonella Scare 

pet food bowl

Pet Food Sickens 14 In 9 States

A random sampling of Diamond brands' pet food found Salmonella.

March 22, 2012

Guilt-Free Revenge? 

spider web, water droplets, close-up, macro

A New (All-Natural) Weapon In The War On Bugs

Researchers in Australia may have come up with a potent but environmentally-friendly pest control strategy. They have spider evolution to thank for it.

February 25, 2012

Soy anyone? 

raw milk

CDC Issues Alarming Raw Milk Report

Raw milk proponents are gearing up for a fight as new evidence emerges that raw milk is more likely to make you sick than its pasteurized counterpart.

February 6, 2012

Tainted Food 

hardboiled

Egg Recall Hits 34 States

Michael Foods has recalled hard-boiled eggs for potential listeria contamination. However, the eggs did not go directly to consumers.

January 13, 2012

Drugs And Bugs 

A herd of brown-and-white beef cattle crowd up to a manger full of brown grain.

FDA Issues New Regulations On Antibiotic Use In Livestock

In back-to-back announcements, the FDA dropped all attempts to restrict two types of antibiotics used in livestock while imposing new restrictions on a third.

November 9, 2011

Fruit Fail 

applesauce

Moldy Fruit Gets Makeover As…Applesauce?

The FDA investigated a Washington fruit processing plant after nine schoolchildren became sick eating their applesauce in school lunch.

November 2, 2011

Not For The Birds 

cat food

Possible Pet Food Contamination Can Sicken Humans Too

The FDA has announced they will test a wide range of pet foods after concerns that salmonella could be making pets -- and their owners -- ill.

October 26, 2011

Organic Safety 

egg_carton

‘Organic’ Label Doesn’t Mean Safer Produce

Organic farms are not immune to food-borne bacteria. Small farms are often exempt from FDA oversight -- so what other options do they have?

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