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Foodborne Illness

  • Soy Shows Promise as Natural Antimicrobial Agent
    Soy isoflavones and peptides may inhibit the growth of microbial pathogens that cause food-borne illnesses, according to a new study from University of Guelph researchers. Soybean derivatives are already a mainstay in food products, such as cooking oils, cheeses, ice cream, ...More
    April 25, 2016 Posted in News
  • Increased Use of Type of Diagnostic Test Poses Challenge to Tracking of Foodborne Illness
    Changes in the tests that diagnose foodborne illness are helping identify infections faster but could soon pose challenges to finding outbreaks and monitoring progress toward preventing foodborne disease, according to a report published yesterday in CDC’s ...More
    April 15, 2016 Posted in News
  • Manure Application Research Aims to Improve Food Safety
    Consumers don't buy leafy greens and other healthy supermarket produce anticipating the food might make their families sick. Or at least, they didn't used to. But high profile recalls of fruits and veggies seem to be a new normal in the American food landscape. The recalls ...More
    April 15, 2016 Posted in News
  • Cause of Maryland Food Poisoning Outbreak Traced to Asia
    Vibrio parahaemolyticus caused an outbreak of food poisoning in Maryland in 2010. The pathogen strain sequenced from patients proved to be the same strain as one of those found in raw oysters from local restaurants, strong evidence that the oysters were the source of the ...More
    April 6, 2016 Posted in News
  • Paper-based Test Could Help Prevent Food Poisoning
    Food poisoning is a stomach-churning, miserable condition that sends thousands of Americans to hospital emergency rooms every year. Now scientists report in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry a simple, paper-based test that could help detect pathogens hitchhiking on food ...More
    April 6, 2016 Posted in News
  • Network of Germ Sleuths Heads Off Nearly 276,000 Foodborne Illnesses Annually
    An elderly woman in Phoenix. A Toledo toddler. An accountant in Indianapolis. All poisoned by food. Quickly uncovering that their illnesses are connected can make all the difference in halting a deadly outbreak. About 276,000 cases of foodborne illness are avoided each year ...More
    March 15, 2016 Posted in News
  • Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo Infections Linked to Pistachios
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that consumers do not eat and retailers do not sell recalled pistachios produced by Wonderful Pistachios. On March 9, 2016, Wonderful Pistachios of Lost Hills, Calif. voluntarily recalled a limited number of ...More
    March 10, 2016 Posted in News
  • App Helps Health Departments Track Foodborne Illnesses
    Foodborne illness afflicts 48 million people annually in the U.S. alone; 120,000 individuals are hospitalized annually, and 3,000 die from the illness. In fact, one out of every six Americans gets food poisoning each year. And many of these sufferers write about it on ...More
    March 7, 2016 Posted in News
  • Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen Infections Linked to Alfalfa Sprouts
    Thirteen people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Muenchen have been reported from four states. Five ill people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Collaborative investigative efforts of state, local and federal public health and regulatory ...More
    February 23, 2016 Posted in News
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