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E. coli outbreak across 11 states linked to chopped romaine

Chopped romaine lettuce has been linked to dozens of cases of E. coli in 11 states and anyone who has the leafy green in their refrigerator is told to throw it away immediately, health officials said Friday.

IBM to use tech behind bitcoin to prevent foodborne outbreaks

Some of the world's largest food companies are making a bet that blockchain technology, the digital ledger system that underlies bitcoin, can help improve food safety.

Food-borne illness — new rules are supposed to help (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series on food-borne illness, we looked at where contaminants entered the food production chain. Today we will look at the rules the FDA is implementing to prevent food-borne illness outbreaks.

Foodborne illness — How does food become contaminated? Part one

September is National Food Safety Education Month and this is the perfect time to focus on a number of issues related to food safety and foodborne illness. Today, we will look at where a contaminant enters the food production chain.

Using grocery scanners to track foodborne outbreaks

As an example of using large volumes of data for the public good, researchers have shown data collected from supermarket and grocery store scanners helps with tackling foodborne illness outbreaks and preventing food contamination.

Health Alert — Frozen vegetable recall is now international

The number of companies recalling frozen vegetables over concerns about Listeria contamination has not only expanded, but now includes Canada, the UK, and Japan. There is also the possibility this latest recall may be unrelated to the CRF recall.

Food-borne infections caused by the Norovirus (Part 1)

A Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant in Billerica, Massachusetts was closed on Wednesday because one of four sick employees tested positive for Norovirus.

Meat thefts out of control as Canadian food prices soar

As food prices continue to rise across Canada, meats are flying off grocery store shelves and moving straight out the doors, as thieves rush to make profits on stolen goods.

Top five food-borne illness stories of 2015

Food safety and protecting the public from pathogenic bacteria is the primary focus of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the FDA and the CDC. However, with all the regulations governing the safety of our food chain, there are harmful breakdowns.

Multi-drug resistance Identified in WA Salmonella outbreak

In a troubling update issued Friday evening, the CDC is now saying the strain of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- linked to pork in the Washington state food-borne illness outbreak is multi-drug resistant.

Toronto sets up anonymous website to track food-borne illness

In an effort to track food-borne illnesses that might go undetected, Toronto Public Health (TPH) has set up an anonymous, confidential and voluntary website called GastroBusters.

Almost 2,000 children sickened by 'poisoned' candy in Philippines

Davao - At least 1,925 people. the majority of them school children, became sick after eating candies purchased last week from street vendors on the southern island of Mindanao, Philippines. Sixty-six people remain hospitalized.

Largest outbreak of foodborne illness in Philly sickens 100

Philadelphia - A Chinese New Year Banquet in Philadelphia has led to one of the largest suspected foodborne illness outbreaks in the city's history. Almost 100 lawyers and law students became ill, but citing a 1955 state law, health officials cannot discuss the case.
 

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For every Toronto resident reporting a food-borne illness  277 cases go unreported.
For every Toronto resident reporting a food-borne illness, 277 cases go unreported.
NutritionFacts.org.
File photo: A dim sum platter.
File photo: A dim sum platter.
BrokenSphere / Wikimedia Commons
According to the CDC  almost 48 million people will come down with a food-borne illness this year.
According to the CDC, almost 48 million people will come down with a food-borne illness this year.
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Westside Market on the Upper West Side of Manhattan displays fresh produce at the sidewalk.
Westside Market on the Upper West Side of Manhattan displays fresh produce at the sidewalk.
File photo / Billy Hathorn
This Jack in the Box off U.S. Highway 83 is one of five company outlets in Laredo  Texas. Notice the...
This Jack in the Box off U.S. Highway 83 is one of five company outlets in Laredo, Texas. Notice the 1980s logo.
Billy Hathorn
Color-enhanced scanning electron micrograph showing Salmonella Typhimurium (red) invading cultured h...
Color-enhanced scanning electron micrograph showing Salmonella Typhimurium (red) invading cultured human cells.
Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH

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