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Researchers link outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella to beef, cheese

RESEARCHERS LINK OUTBREAK OF ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT SALMONELLA TO BEEF, CHEESE

Serious problems with Salmonella Newport strains that have decreased susceptibility to azithromycin have been documented by scientists...

E. coli at new high; Campylobacter top cause of illness in Switzerland

E. COLI AT NEW HIGH; CAMPYLOBACTER TOP CAUSE OF ILLNESS IN SWITZERLAND

Campylobacter was the top cause of illness while E. coli numbers reached a record high last year, according to foodborne illness figures...

 
 
 
New Initiative to Generate 5,000 High-Quality Microbial Genomes for Chinese Database

NEW INITIATIVE TO GENERATE 5,000 HIGH-QUALITY MICROBIAL GENOMES FOR CHINESE DATABASE

An ambitious project to sequence 5,000 microbial genomes was jointly initiated by a consortium of 10 institutions across China, including...

States report some grim hepatitis A numbers to CDC, including 236 deaths

STATES REPORT SOME GRIM HEPATITIS A NUMBERS TO CDC, INCLUDING 236 DEATHS

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta has tracked state outbreaks of Hepatitis A for the last three years,...

 
 
 
Listeria outbreak in Canada linked to frozen chicken; recall underway

LISTERIA OUTBREAK IN CANADA LINKED TO FROZEN CHICKEN; RECALL UNDERWAY

Public health officials in Canada posted a Public Health Notice today regarding an outbreak of Listeria infections linked to frozen...

Paradise parasites - Challenges to controlling rat lungworm disease

PARADISE PARASITES - CHALLENGES TO CONTROLLING RAT LUNGWORM DISEASE

Opinion “Tropical parasites in our food? No way!” most Americans think. It's time to think again. In May Hawaii's Department of Health...

 
 
 
Fresh basil consumption likely responsible for 205 Cyclospora infections in 11 states

FRESH BASIL CONSUMPTION LIKELY RESPONSIBLE FOR 205 CYCLOSPORA INFECTIONS IN 11 STATES

Fresh basil exported by Siga Logistics de RL de CV of Morelos, Mexico is under investigation for a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora...

FDA romaine investigation slighted facilities that chopped the heads

FDA ROMAINE INVESTIGATION SLIGHTED FACILITIES THAT CHOPPED THE HEADS

The FDA didn't find the outbreak strain of the pathogen that sickened people in the largest E. coli O157 outbreak since 2006 when it...

 
 
 
FDA's throws new enforcement punch; U.S. importer in the corner

FDA'S THROWS NEW ENFORCEMENT PUNCH; U.S. IMPORTER IN THE CORNER

The FDA revealed Tuesday that it has flexed some previously unexercised muscles by issuing the first ever warning letter to an importer...

Germany had almost 900 foodborne outbreaks last year

GERMANY HAD ALMOST 900 FOODBORNE OUTBREAKS LAST YEAR

Almost 900 suspected foodborne outbreaks were reported in Germany last year including one due to Salmonella with almost 200 ill and...

 
 
 

DEADLY PROTEIN DUO REVEALS NEW DRUG TARGETS FOR VIRAL DISEASES

New research details how two highly lethal viruses have greater pathogenic potential when their proteins are combined.

Germany reveals foodborne disease picture for 2018

GERMANY REVEALS FOODBORNE DISEASE PICTURE FOR 2018

Norovirus and Campylobacter were among the most commonly reported notifiable diseases in Germany this past year, according to the Robert...

 
 
 

EXTREME RESISTANCE TO POTATO VIRUS Y IN POTATO CARRYING THE RYSTO GENE IS MEDIATED BY A TIR‐NLR IMMUNE RECEPTOR

Abstract Potato virus Y is a major potato pathogen that causes severe annual crop losses worth billions of dollars worldwide. PVY is...

NOVEL STRATEGY UNCOVERS POTENTIAL TO CONTROL WIDESPREAD SOILBORNE PATHOGENS

This study introduces a new strategy for identifying antagonistic bacteria, which can then be used to control important plant pathogens....

 
 
 

CHARACTERIZATION AND GENOME ANALYSIS OF NOVEL KLEBSIELLA PHAGE HENU1 WITH LYTIC ACTIVITY AGAINST CLINICAL STRAINS OF KLEBSIELLA PNEUMONIAE

Abstract Klebsiella pneumoniae is an important human pathogen that is associated with a wide range of diseases, including pneumonia...

CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF A MULTIPLEXED MICROFILTRATION DEVICE TO FACILITATE RAPID PATHOGEN DETECTION

Abstract Millions of Americans contract food poisoning or are affected by microbial pathogens each year. Rapid, sensitive detection...

 
 
 
Outbreak in Ireland tied to Romanian pork; other countries report illnesses

OUTBREAK IN IRELAND TIED TO ROMANIAN PORK; OTHER COUNTRIES REPORT ILLNESSES

Eight people are part of a Salmonella outbreak in Ireland linked to pork from Romania. Five of them were admitted to hospitals. Infected...

11-year-old's lemonade stand shut down by Illinois health officials

11-YEAR-OLD'S LEMONADE STAND SHUT DOWN BY ILLINOIS HEALTH OFFICIALS

Hayli Martenez, 11 had a lemonade stand to raise money for college - until health officials claimed that the stand was a foodborne...

 
 
 
The Blue Bell ice cream Listeria outbreak and its fallout

THE BLUE BELL ICE CREAM LISTERIA OUTBREAK AND ITS FALLOUT

Opinion Authors: Angela Spivey, Alan Pryor and Andrew Phillips It may come off as a truism that food safety is the “most central consumer...

Outbreak growing fast; new warnings caution against all pig ear pet treats

OUTBREAK GROWING FAST; NEW WARNINGS CAUTION AGAINST ALL PIG EAR PET TREATS

Federal public health officials stepped up their warning today about pig ear treats for dogs as human illnesses related to the multi-branded...