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As People’s Taste For Exotic Foods Increases, So Too Does Health Risk

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July 11, 2001
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University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
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Food-borne pathogens long considered rare on North American plates are an emerging problem, and restaurant and home chefs should be more diligent about washing their fresh produce, University of Illinois food scientists say. Such is the message gleaned from follow-up work on a Shigella-infected bean salad that sickened customers at a Chicago restaurant in 1999.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Food-borne pathogens long considered rare on North American plates are an emerging problem, and restaurant and home chefs should be more diligent about washing their fresh produce, University of Illinois food scientists say. Such is the message gleaned from follow-up work on a Shigella-infected bean salad that sickened customers at a Chicago restaurant in 1999.


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University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. "As People’s Taste For Exotic Foods Increases, So Too Does Health Risk." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 11 July 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/07/010711061535.htm>.
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. (2001, July 11). As People’s Taste For Exotic Foods Increases, So Too Does Health Risk. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 25, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/07/010711061535.htm
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. "As People’s Taste For Exotic Foods Increases, So Too Does Health Risk." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/07/010711061535.htm (accessed April 25, 2014).

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