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April 25, 2015

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Apr. 7, 2015 — International travelers are bringing a multidrug-resistant intestinal illness to the United States and spreading it to others who have not traveled, according to a new report. Shigella sonnei ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — Consumers are one step closer to benefiting from packaging that could give simple text warnings when food is contaminated with deadly pathogens like E. coli and Salmonella, and patients could soon ... read more

Mar. 24, 2015 — High voltage, short pulsed electric fields selectively damage cell membrane directly killing the contaminating bacteria by a process known as electroporation. Once applied multiple times, this ... read more

Researchers Connect Climate Change to Food Safety

Mar. 6, 2015 — Climate change can affect our food safety in a number of ways. In a European study, researchers state that there is often a relationship between long-term changes in temperature and rainfall and ... read more

Antibiotic Resistant Salad: Resistant Listeria Monocytogenes Not as Widespread as Thought

Feb. 27, 2015 — Antibiotic-resistant strains of the food-poisoning microbe Listeria monocytogenes in unprocessed salad products is not quite as widespread as scientists originally suspected. A new study reveals that ... read more

Feb. 24, 2015 — Chronic wasting disease (CWD) affects North American elk and deer, but has not been observed in humans. Using a mouse model that expresses an altered form of the normal human prion protein, ... read more

Feb. 10, 2015 — New research shows that standard cleaning procedures in retail delis may not eradicate Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause a potentially fatal disease in people with vulnerable immune ... read more

Study Investigates the Complex Roads That Lead Families to Food Insecurity

Feb. 3, 2015 — Food insecurity creates a host of unhealthy consequences. The roads leading there can be very different. A new study examined four risk factors for families that can lead to varying degrees of ... read more

Food Safety Fumble: Research Finds 90 Percent of Home Chefs Contaminate Food

Jan. 29, 2015 — Despite receiving food safety messaging, a majority of home chefs still contaminate their food because of poor food-handling techniques, research shows. "A lot of studies in the past have been ... read more

Many U.S. Consumers Do Not Use a Food Thermometer When Cooking Poultry, Despite Hazardous Risks

Jan. 26, 2015 — Many consumers do not follow some recommended food safety practices when handling raw poultry at home, according to a study. The study found that fewer than two-thirds of consumers own a food ... read more

Pasture Feeding May Improve Nutritional Benefits of Red Meat

Jan. 21, 2015 — Pasture-fed lamb meat is high in polyunsaturated fat due to the specific plant species consumed, researcher say, indicating that it may be better for your ... read more

New Salmonella Serotype Discovered

Jan. 16, 2015 — A new serotype of the salmonella bacteria has been discovered by Texan researchers. Because convention calls for a new serotype to be named after the city in which it is discovered, this one will be ... read more

Jan. 14, 2015 — Antibiotics aren't supposed to be effective against viruses. But new evidence in mice suggests antibiotics may help fight norovirus, a highly contagious gastrointestinal virus, report ... read more

How E. Coli Passes Safely Through Stomach Acid

Jan. 14, 2015 — Researchers have investigated the infection mechanisms used by bacteria causing severe diarrhea. Strains of Escherichia coli (commonly known as E. coli) bacteria, and bacteria of the genus Yersinia, ... read more

Cold Plasma Treatment Cuts Norovirus Germs

Jan. 13, 2015 — Treating surfaces with cold atmospheric pressure plasma may reduce the risk of transmitting norovirus, a contagious virus leading to stomach pain, nausea and diarrhea, according to a new ... read more

Buffer Zone Guidelines May Be Inadequate to Protect Produce from Feedlot Contamination

Dec. 23, 2014 — The pathogen Escherichia coli O157:H7 can spread, likely airborne, more than one tenth mile downwind from a cattle feedlot onto nearby produce, according to a new paper. "The high percentages of ... read more

First Successful Vaccination Against 'Mad Cow'-Like Wasting Disease in Deer

Dec. 21, 2014 — Researchers say that a vaccination they have developed to fight a brain-based, wasting syndrome among deer and other animals may hold promise on two additional fronts: protecting US livestock from ... read more

Dec. 16, 2014 — Scientists have discovered how certain gut bacteria can protect themselves and others in the gut from antibiotics. The gut is home to hundreds of trillions of bacteria, which have important roles in ... read more

Research on Farmers' Markets Shows Presence of Salmonella, E. Coli

Dec. 15, 2014 — A study on the presence of Salmonella and E. coli on certain herbs sold at farmers' markets has been published. Of the 133 samples tested from 13 farmers' markets, 24.1 percent tested ... read more

Dec. 10, 2014 — Microbiologists have identified key bacteria in the gut whose resources are hijacked to spread harmful foodborne E. coli infections and other intestinal illnesses. The Centers for Diseases Control ... read more

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