Researchers can differentiate harmless strains of E. coli, which are naturally present in most warm-blooded animals, from the nasty Shiga toxin-producing kind.
Despite food recalls and disease outbreaks frequently making headlines, data is showing that cases of foodborne illness are slowly declining.
General Mills has recalled an additional 15 million pounds of flour after investigators found a second strain of E. coli in samples.
The company's quarterly profits are down nearly 30 percent, despite efforts to win back consumers with free burritos.
Chipotle may be stepping back from food safety measures adopted after the restaurant's disease outbreaks.
80 students have fallen ill in Boston after eating at Chipotle, causing the restaurant chain to close another store during the investigation.
43 Chipotle restaurants have been closed following an outbreak of E. coli, while a ground beef outbreak has been traced to a Nebraska plant.
A new report from the CDC shows that E. coli and other foodborne illnesses are down, but a deadly, less common type of food poisoning is growing.
An E. coli vaccine has been on the market for years that could reduce the risk of getting sick. It’s a vaccine for cows, but not many cows are getting it.
Three have fallen ill with E. coli infection in Kentucky and Indiana, but the infection may not have come from food.
The meat was recalled after testing positive for E. coli.
Widespread antibiotic use in poultry production may be leading to antibiotic-resistant bugs in turkeys.
The Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in January 2011, but progress on the laws it would create have stalled.
The outbreak has sickened 14 and killed 1, but the CDC is unsure of the source of the outbreak.
Raw milk is the likely culprit for E. coli outbreaks in Missouri and Oregon.
It's been a long week for "lean finely textured beef."
A new invention may eventually take the gamble out of consuming raw veggies.
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.
Beef Products, Inc. discovered injecting waste meat with ammonia killed dangerous germs, making it safe to eat. That made it an economical option for fast food.
40,000 pounds of ground beef have been recalled after routine testing found E. coli.