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Contaminated Food Products

  • CDC Releases First Estimates of the Food Sources of All Foodborne Illnesses in the U.S.
    A new paper from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Attribution of Foodborne Illnesses, Hospitalizations, and Deaths to Food Commodities By Using Outbreak Data, United States, 1998-2008” is being published in the Emerging Infectious Diseases journal. For ...More
    January 29, 2013 Posted in News
  • FDA Proposes New Standards for Foodborne Illness Prevention and Produce Safety
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today proposed two new food safety rules that will help prevent foodborne illness. The proposed rules implement the landmark, bipartisan FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and are available for public comment for the next 120 ...More
    January 4, 2013 Posted in News
  • CDC Study Shows Outbreaks Linked to Imported Foods are Increasing
    Foodborne disease outbreaks caused by imported food appeared to rise in 2009 and 2010, and nearly half of the outbreaks implicated foods imported from areas which previously had not been associated with outbreaks, according to research from the Centers for Disease Control ...More
    March 14, 2012 Posted in News
  • Traces of Listeria Found in Ready-to-Eat Fish Products
    UBC food microbiologist Kevin Allen. Photo by Martin Dee. A University of British Columbia study has found traces of the bacteria listeria in ready-to-eat fish products sold in metro Vancouver. UBC food microbiologist Kevin Allen tested a total of 40 ready-to-eat fish ...More
    February 27, 2012 Posted in News
  • Study Shows Electron-Beam Irradiation Reduces Virus-Related Health Risk in Lettuce, Spinach
    A team of scientists studying the effects of electron-beam irradiation on iceberg lettuce and spinach has had its research published in the February issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. The study quantified the theoretical health-risk reduction from ...More
    February 6, 2012 Posted in News
  • High Levels of MRSA Bacteria Found in Retail Meat Products
    Retail pork products in the United States have a higher prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria (MRSA) than previously identified, according to new research by the University of Iowa College of Public Health and the Institute for Agriculture and ...More
    January 23, 2012 Posted in News
  • CDC Updates Listeria Outbreak Statistics
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that as of Sept. 29, 2011, a total of 84 persons infected with any of the four outbreak-associated strains of Listeria monocytogenes have been reported to CDC from 19 states. All illnesses started on or after ...More
    September 30, 2011 Posted in News
  • FDA Investigates Multi-State Outbreak of Listeriosis
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health agencies to investigate a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis. At least 15 people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria ...More
    September 13, 2011 Posted in News, Infections & Pathogens
  • CDC Releases Report on Foods Associated With Outbreaks
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the report, "Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks — United States, 2008" in this week′s edition of CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The report states that during 2008, the most recent year ...More
    September 8, 2011 Posted in News
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