Outbreak Free America Continued
Food has never been safer with the new revisions from the Food Safety Modernization Act. With these revisions the Food and Drug Administration has the power to prevent foodborne outbreaks.
Cargill Recalls 36 Million Pounds of Turkey
Cargill Meat Solutions has voluntarily recalled 36 million pounds of turkey that may be contaminated with a multi-drug resistant form of salmonella in what may be one of the largest ever meat recalls in the United States.
Multidrug Resistant Salmonella Identified
Identifying the source of the recent salmonella outbreak has proved challenging. Scientists, however, have managed to identify the multi-drug resistant strain.
Dozens Sickened by Tainted Turkey
Tainted ground turkey, contaminated with an antibiotic resistant and difficult to treat type of salmonella, has sickened at least 76 and killed one person, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported.
Pumping the Fluids to Save Kids' Kidneys
It is a serious problem when a child gets infected with E. coli - a bacteria that can cause kidney failure. Now, researchers have found a way to protects children's kidneys from the bacteria.
New Ways to Fight E. Coli Infection
Now that the deadly E. coli outbreak in Germany is winding down, attention is being turned to prevention. One expert has decided to focus on ways to thwart E. coli poisoning.
Source of May E. Coli Outbreak Pinpointed
After weeks of wrongly fingering the source of the deadly German E. coli, the European Food Safety Authority has confirmed in a report that one lot of contaminated fenugreek seeds from Egypt likely caused the May outbreak that sickened thousands.
Vaccine for Kids Rocks
Rotavirus can happen to anyone, but is most dangerous for infants and the elderly. A vaccine is now available for young children between the ages of 6 and 12 weeks.
USDA Awards Grants to Increase Food Safety
There is always a risk of foodborne illness, but with increased summer cookouts, the rate can be higher than other times of year. Food left out in the sun can spoil and meats not cooked thoroughly can be problematic.
Explanation for Deadlier E. Coli Strain
Scientists have finally discovered an explanation for the greater virulence of the deadly strain of E. Coli that swept through Germany recently sickening thousands.