A national network of public health laboratories prevents an estimated 270,000 cases of food poisoning and saves half a billion dollars every year, according to a study released today.
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.
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 Twitter. Computer science researchers from the University of Rochester have developed an app for health departments that uses natural language processing and artificial intelligence to identify food poisoning-related tweets, connect them to restaurants using geotagging and identify likely hot spots.
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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that the multistate outbreaks of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O26 infections linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants appear to be over.
Since September 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been collaborating with public health officials in several states and the U.S.
Researchers at the University of Georgia found that pathogens, like salmonella, can survive for at least six months in cookies and crackers. The recent study was prompted by an increased number of outbreaks of foodborne diseases linked to low-water-activity, or dry, foods.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration, and public health officials in several states are continuing to investigate an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O26 (STEC O26) infec