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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 | 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. ...

Dutch Find Different E. Coli Strain On Beet Sprouts

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 08.09.2011 | Home

AMSTERDAM — Dutch authorities recalled red beet sprouts from three countries Thursday after samples were found to be contaminated with a strain ...

EU Offers Farmers $300 Million For Unwanted Produce

AP | By RAF CASERT | Posted 08.08.2011 | Home

BRUSSELS -- Pressed hard by outraged farmers, the European Union farm chief on Wednesday increased his offer of compensation for the E. coli outbreak ...

CDC: 'We've Made Virtually No Progress' On Salmonella In 15 Years

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 08.07.2011 | Home

ATLANTA — More Americans got food poisoning last year, with salmonella cases driving the increase, the government reported Tuesday. Illness rate...

Is Irradiation The Future Of E. Coli Prevention?

AP | By LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 08.07.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Zapping salad fixings with just a bit of radiation can kill dangerous E. coli and other bacteria – and food safety experts say Eur...

WHO: Time Running Out To Find E. Coli Source

AP | MARIA CHENG and JUERGEN BAETZ | Posted 08.07.2011 | Home

LONDON — Outside health experts and German lawmakers roundly criticized Germany on Tuesday for a bungled investigation into the world's deadlies...

Marcus Baram

Mixed Messages Over E. Coli Outbreak Could Make Crisis Worse | 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...

Which Country Is To Blame For European E.Coli Outbreak?

AP | VERONIKA OLEKSYN and DON MELVIN | Posted 07.30.2011 | Home

BRUSSELS — Europeans traded blame Monday over the source of a mysterious bacterial outbreak that has killed 14 people and sickened hundreds acro...

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.

E. Coli Outbreak Puts Focus On Meat Oversight

AP | MARTIGA LOHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The first known U.S. outbreak linked to a rare strain of E. coli in ground beef is prompting a fresh look at tougher regulatio...

Lettuce Recall Widens As FDA Investigates E. Coli Outbreak

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — A recall of romaine lettuce that has sickened students with E. coli poisoning is expanding as the government tries to find out wher...

CDC: E.Coli Food Poisoning Down Last Year

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Americans suffered a bit less food poisoning last year. There were significant drops in illnesses from shigella and the most dangerou...

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...

FDA Approves Zapping Greens With Radiation For Food Safety

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Consumers worried about salad safety may soon be able to buy fresh spinach and iceberg lettuce zapped with just enough radiation to...

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...