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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...

Recalled Food May Have Been Served In Schools

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of thousands of pounds of frozen food recalled amid an E. coli scare may have been served in schools, according to the company ...

More Frozen Food Products Recalled Over Possible E. Coli Contamination

AP | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Rich Products Corp. is now recalling all of its frozen snack foods produced at its Waycross, Ga., plant. The Buffalo, N.Y., company ...

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 | Food

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...

6-State E. Coli Outbreak Sickens 14, Kills 1

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 08.08.2012 | Food

ATLANTA — A mysterious and scattered outbreak of the E. coli bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses, including a child's death, health officials say...

3 Children Hospitalized For E. Coli

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 01.16.2012 | Food

FRESNO, Calif. — State officials on Wednesday upheld a recall and quarantine of raw milk products from a California dairy after three children w...

E. Coli Sickens 14

AP | Posted 12.27.2011 | Food

ST. LOUIS -- Health officials are investigating an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 14 people this week in St. Louis and the surrounding county. St...

Tyson Recalls Ground Beef

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 11.28.2011 | Food

CINCINNATI — Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef because a family in Ohio fell ill after eating meat produce...

Michele Bachmann Bashes Federal Regulations On Food Industry

AP | By THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- A week after the Agriculture Department announced wider testing for potentially deadly E. coli in meat, Republican presidential ca...

Antibiotic Resistance: Consider the Source

Andrew Gunther | Posted 11.19.2011 | Food
Andrew Gunther

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

Grocery Stores Recall Tainted Beef

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 10.14.2011 | Food

DODGE CITY, Kan. -- At least three major grocery store chains have recalled some of their ground beef packages because they could be contaminated with...

European E. Coli Confirmed In Arizona Death

AP | By MIKE STOBBE | Posted 09.07.2011 | Food

ATLANTA -- Health officials have confirmed the first American death tied to the food-poisoning outbreak in Europe. The Centers for Disease Control an...

Protect the Public Fom Tainted Produce? Outrageous!

Alex Formuzis | Posted 09.06.2011 | Food
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.

Seeds Blamed For Europe E. Coli Outbreak Still On Sale

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 09.04.2011 | Food

LONDON — Egyptian sprout seeds blamed for a massive and deadly E. coli outbreak are still on the market and were shipped to more European countr...

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

Barbara Kowalcyk | Posted 08.29.2011 | Food
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.

New USDA Food Safety Ad Campaign: Clean, Cook, Chill, Separate

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 08.28.2011 | Food

WASHINGTON -- Clean. Cook. Chill. Separate. That's the message of a new U.S. government campaign to raise awareness of safe food handling in the wake...

Arizona Death May Be Linked To European E. Coli

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 08.23.2011 | Food

ATLANTA — The death of an Arizona man who recently visited Germany may be linked to the food-poisoning outbreak in Europe, health officials said...

Germany: Sprouts DID Cause E. Coli Outbreak

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

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. ...

Dutch Find Different E. Coli Strain On Beet Sprouts

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 08.09.2011 | Food

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 | Food

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 | Food

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