Foodborne Illness

USDA offers Thanksgiving turkey advice

USDA offers Thanksgiving turkey advice

By Aidan Fortune

To help ensure the 45 million turkeys consumed in the US this Thanksgiving don’t pose a health risk to consumers, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has offered up advice on preparation.

Rapid testing should be followed up with lab tests, said the CDC

Better testing fuels US meat pathogen reports

By Rod Addy

Reported US infections linked to pathogens Yersinia and Shiga toxin-producing E.coli, commonly contaminating meat products, grew in number in 2016, but experts blamed better testing, not more people becoming sick. 

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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).

Around 1.2 million illness are caused by salmonella every year, say the USDA

US toughens food safety regulation for poultry

By Oscar Rousseau

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finalised new federal food safety regulations to reduce the risk of salmonella and campylobacter in chicken products.

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.

USDA’s Al Almanza: new measures on ground beef are a

US toughens ability to track mince virus outbreak

By Oscar Rousseau

The US department that safeguards the industry and consumers from dangerous foodborne illnesses has launched a protocol to improve virus detection in a bid to protect consumers from future outbreaks.

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).

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