Foodborne Illness News
February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

Feb. 2, 2016 — A large-scale study based on almost 7,000 strains of Listeria monocytogenes -- the bacterium responsible for human listeriosis, a severe foodborne infection -- has concluded. Through the integrative ... read more

Safety Last?

Nov. 24, 2015 — With the globalization of our food supply, food safety issues are a major concern for both public health and for the food industry. Media and industry warn consumers of major recalls and problems ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — Researchers have found that produce that contained bacteria would contaminate other produce items through the continued use of knives or graters -- the bacteria would latch on to the utensils ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — Everyone has suffered from it. It's ranged from mild to severe. It's a condition that's most-often described in a whisper. Diarrhea. Severe cases of diarrhea, however, are no joking ... read more

Study Shows Siblings of Kids With Food Allergies Aren't Necessarily Also Allergic

Nov. 5, 2015 — According to new research 53 percent of siblings of children with food allergies had a food sensitivity, but only 13 percent had actual food allergy. Food allergy testing in siblings of kids with ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — Using genomic techniques, slight variations in the coding sequence of proteins that bind Salmonella to host cells can determine what type of animal a particular strain infects, new research ... read more

Scientists Evaluate Food Safety Practices to Help Support Nonprofit Food Pantries

Nov. 2, 2015 — Researchers have done an in-depth analysis of food safety at nonprofit food pantries that distribute food directly to people in need. While the work has identified shortcomings at many such pantries, ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — Some forms of the single celled parasites, Trypanosoma brucei and Toxoplasma gondii behave like cancer cells, a new study suggests, potentially leading researchers toward new approaches to treat ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — A group of researchers has found that p62, a host molecule, played an important role in exerting immune effects of an experimental pathogenic parasite toxoplasma-inactivated vaccine. This ... read more

Bacteriophage Treatment Decontaminates Infant Formula

Oct. 23, 2015 — A phage showed strong anti-microbial activity against a type of food-borne bacterium that often kills infants after infecting them via infant formula. Phages are viruses that infect only ... read more

Listeria Can Grow on Unrefrigerated Caramel Apples

Oct. 13, 2015 — Caramel apples punctured with dipping sticks and left unrefrigerated over the course of a couple of weeks may harbor a bacterium called Listeria monocytogenes, according to a ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — Invasive Salmonella infections in sub-Saharan Africa are a major cause of child illness and deaths, a new body of research into this usually overlooked infectious disease has revealed. In the West, ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — Disease-causing microorganisms hide in protective bubbles on the cell surface called vacuoles, making it difficult for the immune system to recognize and destroy them without causing harm to the rest ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — More than 80 percent of cardiovascular disease deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, but very little data on the impact of diet on cardiovascular disease exists from these ... read more

Superbug Study Reveals How E. Coli Strain Acquired Deadly Powers

Sep. 22, 2015 — A strain of E. coli became a potentially fatal infection in the UK around 30 years ago, when it acquired a powerful toxin, a gene study has revealed. Scientists say new findings show that E. coli ... read more

Sep. 17, 2015 — Scientists wonder why some people get so sick and even die after being infected by the foodborne pathogen E. coli O157:H7, while others experience much milder symptoms and recover relatively quickly. ... read more

Oysters Harbor, Transmit Human Norovirus: Avoid Raw Ones

Aug. 28, 2015 — Oysters not only transmit human norovirus; they also serve as a major reservoir for these pathogens, according to ... read more

Lemon Juice Disinfects Against Human Norovirus

Aug. 25, 2015 — Citric acid may prevent the highly contagious norovirus from infecting humans, scientists discovered. Therefore, lemon juice could be a potentially safe and practical disinfectant against the most ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — Using a vomiting device of their creation, researchers are reporting the first direct evidence that vomiting can aerosolize virus particles similar to human norovirus. Future directions for the work ... read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — Researchers are a step closer to developing drug targets for Toxoplasmosis, after gaining insight into its unique feeding behavior. Toxoplasma gondii is estimated to chronically infect nearly ... read more

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