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Antibiotic Resistance in Foodborne Germs Remains an Issue in US
Foodborne illnesses can be unpleasant enough, but when they are resistant to the antibiotics meant to treat them, the situation can become much more serious.
Slight Mad Cow Risk Leads to Recall
Talk of mad cow disease tends to make people nervous - with reason - even when the risk is low. Such concern has led to a recent recall of beef products.
Chia Products Tied to Salmonella Outbreak
Although Salmonella outbreaks are often linked to animal products, any food item can carry the bacteria. In an ongoing outbreak, a common health food item is the likely source.
FDA Eases Fears of Ban on Wood-Aged Cheese
Reports that the Food and Drug Administration was banning the use of wooden boards to age cheese sent shockwaves through the artisanal cheesemaking industry. But the FDA is claiming it has not called for any such ban.
Norovirus in Restaurants Behind Many US Outbreaks
Food sustains us and pleases us, but in some cases, it can also make us sick. A new report says focusing on food safety may reduce one of the most common forms of foodborne illness.
Sprouts Behind Recent E. Coli Outbreak
An outbreak of harmful E. coli found in contaminated raw clover sprouts is being investigated in the states of Idaho and Washington, where health officials are trying to identify how far the outbreak has spread and how to contain it.
E. Coli Infections Lead to Large Ground Beef Recall
For many, it doesn't get much better than biting into a hot, juicy hamburger! But for patients in the latest E. coli outbreak, a meal of ground beef might have lead to an unpleasant illness.
Foodborne Illness Still a Problem in the US
You expect food to nourish you, not to make you ill. But foodborne illness remains a problem in the US, as a new study has shown.
California Cruise Ship Struck with Illness
People go on a cruise usually expecting relaxation and adventure. Yet some passengers on a California-based ship have been met with an unpleasant type of adventure — that of a stomach virus.
Year-Long Salmonella Outbreak Not Over
A multi-state outbreak of Salmonella in raw chicken that started a year ago was recently declared over, but now authorities have reported that illnesses are continuing to be discovered.