Foodborne Illness

  • The Number of Food Poisoning Cases Caused by Bacillus cereus is on the Rise
    The Bacillus cereus bacteria is one of the potential causes of food poisoning. A recent study in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry shows that this versatile pathogen produces 19 different variants of a poison that causes nausea and vomiting in human beings. This ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Drinking Raw Milk Dramatically Increases Risk for Foodborne Illness, Analysis Finds
    An analysis conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) found that the risks of drinking raw (unpasteurized) cow's milk are significant. Consumers are nearly 100 times more likely to get foodborne illness from drinking raw milk than they ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Provides Update on Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Blue Bell Creameries Ice Cream Products
    State and local health officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are collaborating to investigate an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections (listeriosis) linked to certain Blue Bell brand ice cream ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Towels Top the Kitchen Contamination Hazards List
    Although only 9 percent of reported foodborne illness outbreaks occur in the home, scientists estimate the actual number of incidents is much higher. Research shows a leading cause of cross contamination within the home is actually an object associated with cleaning, the ...More
    March 18, 2015 Posted in News
  • FDA Investigates Listeria monocytogenes in Ice Cream Products from Blue Bell Creameries
    The Food and Drug Administration(FDA) along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local officials are investigating an outbreak of listeriosis potentially linked to certain Blue Bell Creameries single serving ice cream products. Listeriosis ...More
    March 16, 2015 Posted in News
  • Peanuts May Help Prevent Foodborne Illness
    A high concentration of beneficial gut flora, called probiotics, may prevent foodborne illnesses caused by intestinal bacterial pathogens. A new study in the March issue of the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), found that white ...More
    March 13, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC, Federal Partners Develop Improved Method for Attributing Foodborne Illness
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have developed an improved method for analyzing outbreak data to determine which foods are responsible for illnesses ...More
    February 24, 2015 Posted in News
  • Listeria Pathogen is Prevalent, Persistent in Retail Delis
    Purdue University research shows that standard cleaning procedures in retail delis may not eradicate Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause a potentially fatal disease in people with vulnerable immune systems. A study led by Haley Oliver, assistant professor of ...More
    February 10, 2015 Posted in News
  • Research Finds 90 Percent of Home Chefs Contaminate Food
    New research from Kansas State University finds that most home chefs drop the ball on food safety. In an effort to evaluate current food safety messages, researchers at Kansas State University videotaped home chefs preparing a meal containing raw meat and a ready-to-eat ...More
    January 29, 2015 Posted in News
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