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Foodborne Illness

Chipotle Has No Idea if its Free Burrito Deals Are Working

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.24.2016 | Taste
The Daily Meal

As predicted by Bloomberg earlier this year, the fast-casual chain's attempt to recover from their fall from grace through free food offers has backfired. Bloomberg got ahold of a letter that Chipotle's CFO Jack Hartung sent to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last month stating that he don't actually know the impact that free burritos had on customer support.

Whole Foods Nailed For Unsanitary Conditions In Food Prep Plant

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living

East coasters who rely on Whole Foods' ready-to-eat meals to live are going to want to rethink their strategy for a while. The U.S. Food and Drug Admi...

Waking Up Sick

Brandon Nappi | Posted 01.21.2017 | Healthy Living
Brandon Nappi

My first impulse is resistance. I'll simply pretend that the icy pulsing around the envelope of my stomach is not happening. It's 1:48 a.m. Maybe I'l...

Does Rinsing Fruit Before You Eat It Actually Do Anything?

SELF | Posted 12.21.2016 | Taste

Of course we all know that we're supposed to wash fruits and vegetables before we eat them. But how much can just rinsing under the tap really do?

Climate Change Will Trigger Rise In Terrifying Illness: Scientists

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.02.2015 | Science

As if rising sea levels, extreme weather and a host of other drastic environmental impacts weren't enough, scientists are now predicting that global c...

Rare Multistate Outbreaks Cause The Most Foodborne Illness Deaths, CDC Says

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living

One in six Americans get sick every year as a result of eating contaminated food, but it's the larger outbreaks of foodborne illness — the ones that...

How Much Bacteria Is in Your Burger?

Chris Hunt | Posted 09.04.2016 | Green
Chris Hunt

Just in time to put a damper on your Labor Day barbecue, the latest edition of Consumer Reports Magazine hit newsstands yesterday with the cover story, "How Safe is Your Ground Beef?" Our two-word summary: Not very.

42 Sickened By Feces-Contaminated Food In Texas

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Cyclosporiasis, a stomach illness linked to food or water contaminated with the cyclospora parasite -- which is transmitted through infected feces -- ...

Why Food Safety Matters

Brian Kennell | Posted 06.10.2016 | Business
Brian Kennell

Eating local, urban farming, clean labels, ethical sourcing, natural ingredients and concerns about quality, additives and preservatives motivate consumers to seek supply chain transparency.

The FDA Has Found A Better Way To Track Contaminated Foods

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 04.16.2015 | Media

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

World Health Day 2015: From Farm to Plate, Make Food Safe

Keiji Fukuda | Posted 06.07.2015 | Impact
Keiji Fukuda

Creating more sustained awareness is one of the keys to better public health. Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death in children aged under five years and much of this is preventable. This is one reason why World Health Day this year is focused on food safety.

Foods You Should Put In The Fridge Right Now

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.24.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

After a trip to the supermarket, you want to make sure that the foods that you bought stay as fresh as possible for as long as possible. But are you really putting things where they should go?

Chicken From China? Why You Should Be Worried

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Bettina Elias Siegel

Here's why we're so concerned.  China has an unusually troubling record when it comes to food safety, as reported on by numerous media outlets.

America Is Sick of Chicken

Heritage Radio Network | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Heritage Radio Network

The most effective way to avoid salmonella (other than abstaining from eating poultry) is to know where your food is coming from. When choosing a chicken or a turkey to consume, it is imperative to consider its genetics, the conditions in which it was raised, what it was fed, and whether or not it was treated with antibiotics. Avoiding animals that were bred and raised on a factory farm is a step in the right direction.

The Nasty Illness That Affects 1 In 6 Americans Every Year

Posted 11.20.2013 | OWN

By Cheryl Platzman Weinstock Roughly one in six Americans contracts food poisoning every year. Here's how to protect yourself. When Claudine Rad...

What You Should Know Before You Toss Out Your Food

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Andrea Atkins | Posted 11.13.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM That little date stamped on food packages may not be as accurate as you think—and you could be wasting money becaus...

PHOTOS: These Everyday Foods Can Make You Very Sick | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living

An organic frozen organic berry mix from Oregon-based Townsend Farms has sickened 30 people, spurring an investigating from the Food and Drug Administ...

Risky Meat: Will Your Meal Send You To The Hospital?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

We decided to analyze outbreak data to answer the question: What are the riskiest -- and the safest -- meat and poultry products? Which foods are most likely to make us sick and cause the most severe cases of illness?

Small Farms Fight Back: Food and Community Self-Governance

Beverly Bell | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green
Beverly Bell

Blue Hill is one of a handful of small Maine towns that have been taking bold steps to protect their local food system. In 2011, they passed an ordinance exempting their local farmers and food producers from federal and state licensure requirements when these farmers sell directly to customers.

Spike Seen In Common Kind Of Food Poisoning This Winter

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 02.11.2013 | Home

Reports of illnesses caused by norovirus are spiking this winter in parts of the world as far-flung as Canada, the United Kingdom and Taiwan this year...

Time to Sweep Up the Confetti and Start Saving Lives

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The Obama administration should use the next four years to pursue even more aggressive initiatives that make our food supply safer, our kids better protected from junk-food marketers, and our diets healthier

Sowing Smaller Government, Reaping... Salmonella?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

"Smaller government" makes a swell sound bite, because it sounds like standing up against waste, inefficiency, and the quagmire of bureaucracy. But in the course of political harangues where sound bites prevail, it's often hard to tell exactly who is apt to get bitten.

In the Public Interest: Is CDC Burying their Latest Data on Foodborne Illness?

Nasima Hossain | Posted 08.10.2012 | Home
Nasima Hossain

Late last Friday evening, without providing the usual notice to consumer groups or food safety advocates, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its annual report of foodborne illness data for 2011. Why the secrecy?

1 Dead From Picnic E.Coli Outbreak

Posted 07.25.2012 | Home

A former school official has died from an E. coli sickening that has affected 75 people, 14 of whom have been hospitalized. Lowell Draffen, a 73-ye...

Gloves No Longer Required For State's Food Service Workers

Posted 07.16.2012 | Home

No, seriously -- employees must wash their hands before returning to work. Especially now. A no-bare-hands rule was supposed to take effect in Oreg...