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Reusable plastic produce containers are dangerous to your health

Those big, reusable plastic containers used to transport fruit and vegetables to the grocery store can continue to harbor pathogenic bacteria that cause food-borne illnesses even after being cleaned and sanitized, according to a new study.

Food poisoning scare from farmers' markets

Farmers’ markets are becoming increasingly popular, providing opportunities for people to purchase fresh produce as opposed to pre-packaged supermarket fare. A study in the U.S. warns about the presence of pathogens.

Chopped walnuts recalled due to Salmonella risk

John B. Sanfilippo & Son Inc. of Elgin, U.S., announced that it is voluntarily recalling Fisher 8-oz. Chopped Walnuts and Fisher 8-oz. Pecan Cookie Pieces packaged in plastic bags because of a Salmonella risk.

Peppers recalled due to Salmonella risk

An agriculture company based in the U.S. is recalling 6, 215 pounds of Fresh Serrano Chile Peppers due to a potential risk of Salmonella infection.

Three guilty in Salmonella peanut butter case

Albany - A jury has convicted a former peanut company owner, and two other executives, of conspiracy and fraud in a case stemming from a deadly Salmonella outbreak almost six years ago.

Peanut butter contamination, manager testifies against company

A trial is ongoing relating to peanut butter products contamination in the U.S., dating back to 2008 and 2009. This was one of the most serious food poisoning events in history. The prosecution argue that the company was negligent.

British Salmonella outbreak from a single egg source

The outbreak of salmonella in England is likely to have come from a single source of eggs, according to Public Health England.

Peanut & almond butter Salmonella risk

A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.

Salmonella outbreak in England

An outbreak of salmonella in England has affected 156 people in Hampshire, London, West Midlands, Cheshire and Merseyside. The bacterial contamination has been linked to cases in France and Austria.

Health product Chia powder causing salmonellosis in U.S., Canada

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.

Consumers sue over drug-resistant Salmonella in meat

Washington - 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.

Salmonella-contaminated peppercorns withdrawn

Frontier Natural Products Co-op is voluntarily recalling several of its products manufactured with organic black peppercorns due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Most raw chicken in hospitals contains pathogenic bacteria

More than 80% of raw chicken samples tested in a hospital kitchen tested positive for antibiotic resistant bacteria, according to a recent study.

Two major Salmonella outbreaks in the U.S.

Updates concerning major Salmonella outbreaks have been reported in the U.S. this week. These are linked to Tyson brand mechanically separated chicken and Foster Farms brand chicken.

FDA recalls parsley over Salmonella risk

Roth Farms Inc. of Belle Glade, Fla. is recalling its “bunched Curly Parsley” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Feeding pets raw meat carries safety risks

The American Animal Hospital Association and American Veterinary Medical Association have discouraged the inclusion of raw and undercooked meats in pet food, citing a potential for food-borne illness.

Contaminated breast milk sold online

Columbus - Human breast milk is sold for babies on several online sites for a few dollars an ounce. Tests have revealed that several items are contaminated with pathogenic bacteria.

U.S. shutdown leads to health risks

As US health services, including the FDA, CDC and USDA limp along due to the federal government shutdown, a salmonella outbreak has occurred.

Antibiotic resistant Salmonella traced from farm to shop

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.

Chicken hatchery linked to U.S. Salmonella outbreak

A Salmonella outbreak which has led to more than 300 people becoming ill, across the U.S., has been linked to a hatchery in New Mexico that sells live baby chickens, ducks and other poultry by mail.

Probiotics can help fight Salmonella infections

New research has revealed how a probiotic bacterium used to treat irritable bowel syndrome can soothe gut bacterial infections caused by Salmonella.

Chickens from farmers markets carry more pathogens

At least that was the case in one U.S. state. A study of raw, whole chickens purchased from farmers markets throughout Pennsylvania contained significantly higher levels of bacteria.

Secrets of typhoid fever revealed

Typhoid is one of the world's oldest and most deadly diseases. Until recently scientists have not fully understood why it is so potent. New research sheds some new light on the old killer.

New insight into combating Salmonella

Scientists have gained a new understanding into how Salmonella causes infection. This is by taking over the ‘good’ bacteria in the human gut. This understanding could lead to new treatments.

Salmonella contaminated tomatoes recalled

The company Alderman Farms Sales Corp. is recalling its one-pint containers of cherry tomatoes because they are probably contaminated with Salmonella.

From poultry farms to chicken nuggets: food poisoning

Scientists have identified a link between the certain food-borne pathogens on poultry farms and processed meat products.

Salomonella outbreak in U.S. from imported cucumbers

In the U.S., 81 people have been infected with Salmonella linked to the consumption of imported cucumbers. The infections have spread across 18 states.

Killing Salmonella using human feces

Researchers have recently found a novel mode of interaction between Salmonella, a foodborne pathogen, and the gut bacteria, where certain bacteria isolated from human feces can kill the pathogen.

Which foods are most likely to give Americans food poisoning?

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.

Nestlé recalls NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder for risk of Salmonella

Nestlé USA has issued a recall on a limited amount of its NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder due to a potential risk of Salmonella. The recall was announced on Nov. 8.
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