Foodborne Illness

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Four tools to help fight food borne illness & boost food safety efforts

By Elizabeth Crawford

Declaring that public health professionals are “losing the battle” against food borne illness, a former president of the International Association of Food Protection suggests food safety specialists over-rely on training, inspecting and testing and instead...

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A&W vows to learn from outbreak

Final count: More than 900 sick from imported cucumbers

By Joseph James Whitworth

An outbreak of Salmonella from cucumbers which sickened more than 900 people and was first announced in September last year is over, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

FSIS will begin assessment to the performance standards 90 days after publication in the Federal Register

includes reaction from Safe Food Coalition

USDA targets reduction of Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry

By Joseph James Whitworth

The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) has finalized federal standards that it estimates will prevent an average of 50,000 illnesses annually.

Almost one third (30%) of all deaths from foodborne diseases are in children under the age of five years, said WHO

WHO: One in 10 hit by foodborne illness each year

By Joseph James Whitworth

Each year as many as 600 million, or almost one in 10 people in the world, fall ill after consuming contaminated food, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

bioMérieux Tempo

USDA feels the Tempo for food safety testing

By Joseph James Whitworth

BioMérieux‘s Tempo methodology has been added to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Microbiology Laboratory Guidebook (MLG 3.02).

FDA wants tech ideas to fight foodborne illness. Picture: FDA/Flickr

FDA launches food safety challenge

FDA: We have a lot of answers, but not all of them

By Joseph James Whitworth

The US Food and Drug Administration is asking for potential breakthrough ideas on Salmonella in fresh produce with a total prize pool of $500,000.

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