In Robert Dunn's new book, Never Home Alone, he explores our symbiotic relationship with food: Not only do we impact the bacteria in our food, but the microbes in our food imprint our bodies.
Sales of probiotics are soaring. While some studies on this beneficial bacteria show it can treat specific health issues in children, scientists are exploring how it may help gut health more broadly.
Home bakers have volunteered their sourdough starters to a team of American scientists who want to unravel the microbial secrets of sourdough.
Researchers can differentiate harmless strains of E. coli, which are naturally present in most warm-blooded animals, from the nasty Shiga toxin-producing kind.
George Washington University researchers say they found a new strain of MRSA transmitted to people through consumption of infected poultry.
Another outbreak of listeria has caused a recall to expand to include 360 frozen foods under more than 42 brand names.
Mechanically tenderized meat has a greater chance of being contaminated and making you sick.
A pathogen-screening device created by Purdue scientists could improve the process of identifying harmful food pathogens.
Homebrewers run into trouble scaling up their production because there isn’t equipment specifically made to accommodate the unique requirements of kombucha.
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.
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.
To find out what's inside a healthy queen bee, an IU Biology professor and other researchers looked at queen bees’ gut bacteria — called a microbiome.
Despite health warnings, some states have proposed legalizing raw milk sales in order to impose strict regulations on the risky - and growing - market.
Your wooden kitchen equipment will smile at you if you follow two simple rules: do not soak and oil regularly.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is approaching food-borne illness in a different way -- by mapping the DNA of harmful bacteria.
A nationwide recall is in effect for Parkers Farms products after listeria was discovered in peanut butter, cheese spreads, dips and salsa.
Some microbiologists are focused on how to harness the good things microbes can do, with the goal of increasing farmers’ yields.
Three have fallen ill with E. coli infection in Kentucky and Indiana, but the infection may not have come from food.
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.