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Superbugs Permeate The Poultry Aisle, Consumer Reports Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Rick Schiller describes himself as a "super-healthy dude," who practices taekwondo and rarely misses work. The thought that he could be leveled by...

The Biggest Thanksgiving Mistake You Could Make

Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living

The turkey is often viewed as the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving feast. But if the bird is filled with stuffing, the popular side dish could easily c...

What's for Thanksgiving? Hopefully Not More Crippling Pain for Poultry Workers

Rena Steinzor | Posted 01.26.2014 | Home
Rena Steinzor

Workers who suffer grave ergonomic injuries from the repetitive motions of hanging, cutting, and packing the birds would endure conditions that are two or three times worse than the status quo.

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.

5 Foods You Are Probably Storing Incorrectly Right Now

The Stir | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
The Stir

What stuff are you firm about keeping in the fridge regardless of the rules?

Meatless Monday -- Bite into Real Food For Food Day

Ellen Kanner | Posted 12.21.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

The Congressional decision to cut SNAP dollars (formerly known as food stamps) starting November 1 makes Halloween especially scary this year. The gov...

Cook That Chicken Because You're on Your Own

Rena Steinzor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rena Steinzor

CDC investigators are a vital link in the chain of public protection because they are the people who "trace back" illness to its source. Obviously, knowing someone has salmonella poisoning is not enough: we also need to know which food from what company gave them the disease.

Government Shutdown Harms the Public Health

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lynn R. Goldman

Most serious are the long-term public health and safety consequences of this government shutdown. The CDC, for example, announced a suspension of its annual seasonal flu activities just as influenza season kicked off.

There's A Major Salmonella Outbreak And The Government Can't Track It

WIRED | Posted 12.08.2013 | Politics

Late-breaking news, and I'll update as I find out more: While the government is shut down, with food-safety personnel and disease detectives sent home...

Typhoid Mary Mystery May Finally Have Been Solved

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.18.2013 | Science

How exactly was the Irish immigrant known as Typhoid Mary able to infect about 50 people in New York City in the early 1900s without succumbing to the...

Public Health Warning: This Meat May Contain Life-threatening Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Andrew Gunther | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Andrew Gunther

Is it acceptable that an accidental spillage in the kitchen refrigerator or the incorrect handling or cooking of meat at a restaurant can now result in a life-threatening -- yet entirely preventable -- antibiotic-resistant disease? Well, Big Ag seems to think so.

Don't Let Food Safety Reform Go Down the Disposal

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 06.26.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

While many worthy policies and programs need funding, it's hard to think of any more universally necessary than protecting our nation's food supply. The sequestration means, however, the FDA will be forced to reduce the number of inspections it conducts.

Cucumbers Give 73 Across Country Salmonella

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 04.25.2013 | Healthy Living

Watch out, cucumber fans: your favorite raw vegetable has been tied to an outbreak of salmonella. Marler Blog reported on Thursday that 73 people i...

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?

Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs Are On The Rise, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green

A new analysis of data collected by federal scientists suggests that a shockingly-high percentage of meat sold in U.S. supermarkets is contaminated wi...

Peanut Officials INDICTED Over Salmonella Outbreak

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - A federal grand jury has indicted former officials of Peanut Corp of America in connection with a 2009 outbreak of sa...

In the Public Interest: Danger on Our Dinner Tables

Nasima Hossain | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Nasima Hossain

Sequestration is one of the hottest topics in D.C. right now, but one consequence that has been largely overlooked is the impact that these budget cuts would have on our dinner tables and our health.

How This Animal Could Make You Sick

Posted 01.31.2013 | Green

By Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer: A salmonella outbreak linked to pet hedgehogs has sickened 20 people in eight states, according...

Making Our Food Safer

Chris Meyer | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Chris Meyer

Deadly outbreaks of foodborne illnesses have been all too common in recent years, from salmonella-tainted peanut butter to E. coli in vegetables. We now have a real opportunity to reverse this disturbing trend, if we do it the right way.

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 Worst Food Safety Disasters Of 2012

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.11.2012 | Home

From widespread salmonella outbreaks involving peanuts and cantaloupe to the discovery of mad cow disease in a California dairy cow, it's been quite a...

Martha Stewart Sickened By Salmonella Last Month After 'Handling So Many Turkeys'

Posted 12.06.2012 | Healthy Living

Martha Stewart was confined to her bed for several days last month because of salmonella infection, the New York Post's Page Six reported. “I ne...

My Mom Beat Brain Cancer Only To Die 'From Simply Eating Peanut Butter'

Posted 12.06.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

More than 48 million Americans become sick from contaminated food each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those cas...

McDonald's Location Linked To Slew Of Rare Salmonella Sickenings

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.27.2012 | Home

A McDonald's eatery in Bloomington, Ill. in McLean County was shuttered before the Thanksgiving weekend as investigators look into a suspected case of...

What Is Good for Consumers Is Good for Business

Malcolm Wittenberg | Posted 01.21.2013 | Home
Malcolm Wittenberg

For food producers, the impetus to produce the most food products at the lowest cost looms heavy. However, the motivation to ensure the safety of the products being sold should carry equal importance, if not more.