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Posts tagged food-borne illness

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.

March 20, 2014

Edible Waste 

dumpster diving

Headfirst Into A Scrounging Subculture

Dumpster diving is not a recent trend, but some new divers have caught onto the practice in response to recent food waste concerns.

February 26, 2014

Small Scale 

organic berry farm

Proposed Food Safety Rules Clash With Organic Farmers

Organic farmers are raising opposition to FDA food safety rules that will put the squeeze on small-production farms.

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.

August 22, 2013

#ToxicBurrito 

twitter screen grab

Could Twitter Save Us From Food Poisoning?

Researchers have found a way to use Twitter for tracking and preventing those nightmare bouts of sickness from bad restaurant food.

August 7, 2013

Tainted Greens 

salad mix

Rare Bug Sickens 425, Officials Still Looking For Answers

The source of the cyclospora outbreak in Iowa and Nebraska has been determined, but 14 other states await answers.

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 31, 2013

Bacteria Trends 

spinach leaves

Food-Borne Illness More Likely With Vegetables Than Meat

The CDC doesn't want you to stop eating vegetables. Just be sure to wash both the produce and your hands first.

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.

November 30, 2012

Pork Problems 

raw-pork

Study Finds Bacteria In American Pork, Some Drug-Resistant

Consumer Reports has just published some bad news for pork lovers.

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 17, 2012

Foodie Drama 

raw milk cheese

Risks Vs. Rewards Of Raw Milk Cheese

Author Paul Kindstedt says there's no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to raw milk cheese safety.

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 20, 2012

To Slime Or Not To Slime? 

ground beef

‘Pink Slime’: Schools Have A Choice

It's been a long week for "lean finely textured beef."

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.

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