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Foodborne Illness

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...

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...

Growing Healthy Food on Healthy Farms

Mike Sweeney | Posted 07.07.2012 | Green
Mike Sweeney

For sure, the consequences of foodborne illness can be devastating, and we need to deal with the problem. A smart, science-based approach can help us make sure our response actually addresses the sources of risk.

The Staggering Monetary Toll Of Food Poisoning

Posted 01.04.2012 | Home

If you eat a bad mussel or an undercooked burger, you might find yourself vomiting and under the weather for days. It's miserable -- and if you're eld...

Lynne Peeples

Produce Problems: How Pigs, Pollution And Other People Taint Our Fruits And Veggies | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.26.2011 | Green

The second in a series investigating the complex linkages between human, animal and environmental health: The Infection Loop. Ashley Armstrong's pa...

FDA Creates Team To Respond To Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

Posted 11.15.2011 | Home

In order to more effectively combat foodborne illness, and perhaps in response to the recent rash of contaminated food, the FDA has unveiled a new tea...

Ground Turkey Recall Shows We Still Need Kevin's Law

Barbara Kowalcyk | Posted 10.11.2011 | Home
Barbara Kowalcyk

Currently, the USDA tests meat and poultry products for Salmonella and has limits in place for how much Salmonella can be in any particular testing sample of meat. But the limits are woefully inadequate, and they aren't enforceable anyway.

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...

Severity Of Europe E. Coli Outbreak Stuns Experts

AP | DAVID RISING and MARIA CHENG | Posted 08.01.2011 | World

BERLIN — The foodborne bacterial outbreak that has hit Germany and other European nations is unlike anything Western experts have seen: 16 dead ...

Stop Drug-Resisant Staph From Spoiling Your Holiday Roast!

Mindy Pennybacker | Posted 06.19.2011 | Home
Mindy Pennybacker

A meat-free diet sounds better than ever, following the recent news about the pervasiveness of drug-resistant staphylococcus bacteria in U.S. meat and poultry.

Can We Please Stop Demonizing the FDA?

Laurel Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laurel Miller

I will always stand up for the rights of cheesemakers to produce raw milk product. That doesn't mean I'm concurrently endorsing foodborne illness epidemics or food safety anarchy.

Prosecuting Those Who Poison

William Marler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
William Marler

After once again spending time with victims of yet another outbreak of foodborne disease advocating for justice for themselves and family members, I t...

Why The New Foodborne Illness Numbers Don't Mean Progress

William Marler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
William Marler

We are not able to accurately say that we've made progress in food safety in the last decade.