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Listeria Presents a Very Rocky Road

Listeria continues to make headlines and cause death, hospitalizations, and numerous food recalls. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there have been 16 different recalls since March of this year due to… 427 more words

Food Safety

Economic Burden of Major Foodborne Illnesses Acquired in the United States

Economic Burden of Major Foodborne Illnesses Acquired in the United States
Source: USDA Economic Research Service

Each year, 1 in 6 people in the United States is sickened by a foodborne illness acquired in the States.

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E. coli 0157:H7 Outbreak Linked to Iceberg Lettuce and Agricultural Water

Richard J. Gelting,  Mansoor Baloch,  Max Zarate-Bermudez,  Maha N. Hajmeer,
J. Christopher Yee, Teresa Brown,  Benson J. Yee. A systems analysis of irrigation water quality in an environmental assessment of an E. 323 more words

Microbial Contaminants

What Should I know about the Listeria Recalls?

Several large Listeria recalls have been in the news lately, so while I know it is a foodborne illness, I’m guessing many of you have the same question. 380 more words

Food Safety

Health Officials: Three Texans Sickened After Eating Blue Bell Ice Cream

DALLAS (AP) — An outbreak of a foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products has grown to include three people in Texas who became ill, according to federal health authorities. 367 more words


351,000 People Die of Food Poisoning Globally Every Year

New data from the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals the growing problem of food-borne illness around the world. The WHO released initial findings on Thursday showing that hundreds of millions of people worldwide are getting sick from contaminated food. 233 more words