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Food Borne Diseases

Cantaloupe Outbreak: Death Toll Rises Again

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 12.19.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — Twenty-five deaths in 12 states are now linked to listeria in cantaloupe, the deadliest known outbreak of foodborne illness in the ...

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.

Crucial E. Coli Screening Program Axed By Congress

Posted 09.04.2011 | Home

Congress has passed a bill that would cut all funding from the Microbiological Data Program, which food safety experts call the United States' most im...

Salmonella Traced Through Shopper-Card Data

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — As they scrambled recently to trace the source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds around the country, investi...

Protect Yourself And Family From Food-Borne Illness

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

A new study reveals that food-borne illnesses from bacteria, parasites and some viruses are ever-present and costly. The report finds that contaminated comestibles run up a bill of more than $100 billion per year.

The Safety of Imported Food?

Tony Corbo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tony Corbo

Of the 9.5 million shipments of imported food items that will arrive at our ports-of-entry this fiscal year, FDA inspectors will physically examine only 1.53% of them.

Sushi - Fresh or Frozen? The Answer May Surprise You

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

I am not a sushi fan. However, since many of my friends are, I have been more open to trying it out.

Food Crisis: A Regulatory Meltdown No Bailout Can Save

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kimbrell

The problems we face in food safety are familiar when viewing the unfolding financial crisis. We see cuts in agency budgets, weakening of regulations, and the fox being put in charge of the henhouse.