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General Mills Recalls Flour Over Possible Link To E.coli Outbreak

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living

May 31 (Reuters) - General Mills Inc on Tuesday issued a voluntary recall of about 10 million pounds of flour, saying it was working with health offic...

This Food Safety Expert Says Chipotle Is 'Focused On Bulls**t'

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business

It’s been six months since the start of Chipotle’s food safety crisis -- a series of six outbreaks that have sickened at least 500 people. The co...

Chipotle Is Closing All Restaurants Next Month For A Food Safety Meeting

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 01.18.2016 | Business

Better stock up now on guac, because Chipotle locations across the country will temporarily close for a companywide meeting next month. The chain, wh...

Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak Broadens To 9 States

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living

The E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc has expanded to three more states, bringing the total to nine, and 47 of the 52 people sicke...

At Least 19 Sickened With E.coli Linked To Costco Chicken Salad

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Nov 24 (Reuters) - At least 19 people may have been infected by E.coli after eating rotisserie chicken salad sold at Costco Wholesale Corp's stores, t...

Scientists Generate Renewable Propane From Common Gut Bacterium

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2014 | Green

LONDON (Reuters) - British and Finnish scientists have found a way of generating renewable propane using a bacterium widely found in the human intest...

Beef Recalled Due To Possible E.Coli Contamination

Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living

Time to check out the label on your ground beef. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a Kansas company has recalled approximately 50,00...

3 Steps the FDA Can Take in 2013 to Show It Is Protecting Americans From Harm

Peter Lehner | Posted 03.19.2013 | Green
Peter Lehner

For as welcome as the new food safety programs are, the FDA is still plagued with problems. It moves at a glacial pace in the face of pressing health hazards, like its three-decade-long refusal to act on its own findings that the use of antibiotics in livestock feed threatens human health.

The Distinct Roles of Selection, Horizontal Transfer and Natural Genetic Engineering in Dangerous Superbug Evolution

James A. Shapiro | Posted 10.29.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

There is no evolutionary phenomenon we understand better than multiple antibiotic resistance in bacteria. It has been occurring virtually synchronously with the development of molecular genetics for 60 years.

Cock-A-Doodle Poo: What's Really In Our Chicken Meat

Kathy Freston | Posted 09.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

I've known for a long time that chicken can be toxic, but an April article in the New York Times showed that almost half of the chicken in grocery stores is contaminated by E coli, which researchers say is an indicator of fecal contamination.

6-State E. Coli Outbreak May Be Over, CDC Says

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2012 | Home

By David Beasley ATLANTA, June 25 (Reuters) - A mysterious outbreak from a strain of E.coli bacteria may be over despite the number of people s...

Antibiotic Resistance: Consider the Source

Andrew Gunther | Posted 11.19.2011 | Home
Andrew Gunther

When it comes to matters of global human health, surely honesty and transparency must always prevail? Unfortunately, history tells us otherwise.

Protect the Public Fom Tainted Produce? Outrageous!

Alex Formuzis | Posted 09.06.2011 | Home
Alex Formuzis

The produce industry, fresh off a failed attempt to get the federal government to fuzz up the results of its annual tests for pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables, is at it again.

Why It Takes So Long To Find The Source Of Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

Barbara Kowalcyk | Posted 08.29.2011 | Home
Barbara Kowalcyk

Investigating foodborne illness is a really tough thing to do. It takes a lot of time, rarely follows a linear path and often is unsuccessful. It's not surprising, since the deck is stacked against the investigator.

Germany: Sprouts DID Cause E. Coli Outbreak

AP/The Huffington Post | KIRSTEN GRIESHABER and DAVID RISING | Posted 08.10.2011 | Home

BERLIN (AP) -- German vegetable sprouts caused the E. coli outbreak that has killed 31 people and sickened nearly 3,100, investigators announced Frida...

Marcus Baram

How Researchers Investigate The Source Of An Epidemic: Lots Of Detective Work, Add Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green

NEW YORK -- After a few people turned up dead, officials sprang into action -- interviewing the next of kin, identifying suspects and pursuing leads. ...

Marcus Baram

Mixed Messages Over E. Coli Outbreak Could Make Crisis Worse

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 08.06.2011 | Green

NEW YORK -- The conflicting claims over the source of the deadliest E. coli outbreak in living memory have not only confused consumers around the glob...

Cholera Death Toll Rising In Haiti: Inside Port-Au-Prince's Tent Camps

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Jon LaPook

I fear this will become a major disaster. Haitians have no natural immunity to cholera. The incubation period of up to five days lets seemingly healthy but actually infected people travel and spread the disease. This could involve the entire country. I'm praying for a miracle.

Is It Time For The "Mommy Lobby" Or A "Time Out" For Lobbyists?

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, in 2009, the Agribusiness Industry has spent a total of 1,071 lobbyists who have spent $69,077,420 on lobbying efforts in 2009 to date.

E. Coli: Woman Paralyzed After Severe Food Poisoning; The Unsafe System, Meat

The New York Times | Michael Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Stephanie Smith, a children's dance instructor, thought she had a stomach virus. The aches and cramping were tolerable that firstday, and she finished...

Meat Recall, Economic Downturn: What Will Happen To Whole Foods?

New York Times | Stephanie Clifford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Whole Foods Market said Monday it would tighten oversight of its suppliers to keep substandard products out of stores, after recalling ground beef tha...

Something Is (Still) Rotten In Food Oversight

Al Meyerhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Meyerhoff

From spinach to tomatoes, E.coli to salmonella, despite public uproar, congressional hearings and industry promises, nothing really has changed but the bug and the vegetable (fruit actually).

Top 10 Business Debacles Of 2007

Consumerist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Maybe we're just getting better at the job but it seems like the debacles this year were bigger and more scandalous than last year. Every time we turn...