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November 21, 2018

 

Sourdough Hands: How Bakers And Bread Are A Microbial Match

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.

May 2, 2018

 

Probiotics For Babies? New Research Explores Good Bacteria

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.

August 11, 2017

 

More Than Bread: Sourdough As A Window Into The Microbiome

Home bakers have volunteered their sourdough starters to a team of American scientists who want to unravel the microbial secrets of sourdough.

February 22, 2017

 

Watch: Research Hints At Ways To Keep Burgers Safe From E. Coli

Researchers can differentiate harmless strains of E. coli, which are naturally present in most warm-blooded animals, from the nasty Shiga toxin-producing kind.

September 22, 2016

 

Study: MRSA Transmitted Through Poultry Consumption

George Washington University researchers say they found a new strain of MRSA transmitted to people through consumption of infected poultry.

May 26, 2016

 

Food Recalls Expand Amid Listeria Outbreak

Another outbreak of listeria has caused a recall to expand to include 360 frozen foods under more than 42 brand names.

May 23, 2016

 

New Labels Warn Tender Steak Could Be A Little Dangerous

Mechanically tenderized meat has a greater chance of being contaminated and making you sick.

February 29, 2016

 

New Device Could Make It Easier To Identify Food Pathogens

A pathogen-screening device created by Purdue scientists could improve the process of identifying harmful food pathogens.

January 8, 2016

 

For Kombucha, Going Commercial Means Getting Creative

Homebrewers run into trouble scaling up their production because there isn’t equipment specifically made to accommodate the unique requirements of kombucha.

December 9, 2015

 

Chipotle Under Fire In Boston After Students Become Sick

80 students have fallen ill in Boston after eating at Chipotle, causing the restaurant chain to close another store during the investigation.

November 5, 2015

 

E. coli Outbreak Shutters Chipotle Across Northwest

43 Chipotle restaurants have been closed following an outbreak of E. coli, while a ground beef outbreak has been traced to a Nebraska plant.

April 20, 2015

 

Beef Industry Not Sold On E. Coli Vaccine

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.

March 19, 2015

 

Researching What’s Inside Honey Bees Could Help Save Them

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.

February 11, 2015

 

To Limit Sales, States Propose Legalizing Raw Milk

Despite health warnings, some states have proposed legalizing raw milk sales in order to impose strict regulations on the risky - and growing - market.

April 23, 2014

 

How To Maintain Your Wooden Cutting Boards, Spoons

Your wooden kitchen equipment will smile at you if you follow two simple rules: do not soak and oil regularly.

April 9, 2014

 

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

 

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 

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 

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 

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.

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