Search Results for: food-borne

Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Frozen Berry and Pomegranate Mix

The most recent food contamination has sickened almost 100 people. Continue reading

Posted in Diet, Infectious Diseases | Comments Off

Contaminated Cantaloupes Responsible for Listeria Outbreak

The latest outbreak of food contamination is a good opportunity to relearn safe food handling methods. Continue reading

Posted in Infectious Diseases, Prevention | Comments Off

Germany Struck by Major Food Poisoning Outbreak

Everything you wanted to know about the European E. coli outbreak, plus fun acronyms like STEC and HUS. Continue reading

Posted in Infectious Diseases, Prevention | Comments Off

Your Food Is Pretty Safe, But it’s Not Getting Safer

In a world where journalism was free of hype the above headline would have been atop the many stories this week relating to a press release by the CDC about food-borne illness.  The numbers are far less sensational than the … Continue reading

Posted in Infectious Diseases, New Study | Comments Off

Gamma Rays are Good for Your Veggies

Last month the Food and Drug Administration allowed food manufacturers to irradiate fresh lettuce and spinach to kill bacteria.  The decision resulted in some controversy and much press coverage.  (See link to LA Times article, below.)  The process involves shooting … Continue reading

Posted in Infectious Diseases, Prevention | Leave a comment