A health food powder added to smoothies and snacks called Chia seed powder has been found to contain Salmonella. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention believes the tainted powder has caused at least 21 illnesses in the U.S.
A consumer group is set to sue the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This is for putting the public's health at risk by allowing meat with antibiotic-resistant strains of Salmonella to be sold to in stores.
Scientists are concerned with both the use of antibiotic resistant bacteria in farming and the spread of bacteria in the food chain. A new genetic method is now available to help study the latest trends.
A new study into food disease outbreaks indicates that salads and greens are responsible for more cases of food poisoning than any other. However, the study also indicates that food poisoning cases from poultry are more severe.
Scientists based at Purdue University have shown that cooling freshly laid eggs for a few seconds adds several weeks to the shelf life of eggs and helps to counter the harmful effects of the Salmonella bacteria.