1 hr ago
Yelp Wanted: Researchers Continue to Track Food Poisoning With Yelp
More scientific studies are using Yelp reviews to track foodborne illness : Vox reports that researchers at Boston Children's Hospital recently scanned the user-generated site for all reviews in which Yelpers alleged they got food poisoning . And perhaps surprisingly, of the legitimate food poisoning outbreaks, Yelp data closely matched outbreak data from the Centers of Disease Control.
4 hrs ago
WXII 12 Winston-Salem
Interview: Steps to keep your food safe
Jennifer Brown of the Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Service has tips to keep your family safe from food poisoning at home. SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL FOOD SAFETY EDUCATION MONTH.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
A Fresher's guide to eating: 8 things you really need to know if ...
A Fresher's guide to eating: 8 things you really need to know if you're cooking for yourself for the first time How to get your five a day, how to eat cheap, how NOT to give yourself food poisoning - and why you should listen to your Mum It's almost Freshers Week - a time when thousands of teenagers fly the nest to start their university life with some rather heavy partying and getting-to-know-you sessions. With late nights and socialising high on the agenda - combined with a cocktail of viruses and bacteria floating around the halls of residence and bars - Penarth nutritionist Caren Richards dishes out some advice on what foods will keep the undergraduates healthy Need cooking advice? Then ask the experts.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
NIH finds more forgotten risky pathogens and toxins
A search of National Institutes of Health laboratories for forgotten infectious agents has turned up a handful of dangerous bacteria and toxins in labs not approved to handle them, according to The Washington Post , which broke the story late Friday . The samples included two vials of plague bacteria ; two vials of Burkholderia pseudomallei , which causes the tropical disease melioidosis; three vials of tularemia bacteria; two vials of botulinum toxin; and a sample of deadly ricin in an old collection dating to 1914.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Individual stamps on every egg to trace salmonella poisoning are a...
From November, NSW will follow Queensland to require all bought eggs to have stamps so any food poisoning outbreak like Salmonella can be traced back. NSW Egg Farmers Association director Jo Damjanovic says if consumers get sick, it's easier to trace the cartons than eggs.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Poisonous meal kills three in Chitwan
Three persons died of food poison in Chitwan district on Friday evening. The three were taken ill on Monday after consuming food and were rushed to Chitwan Medical College.
Producing Propane from Bacteria
Thanks to our understanding of the bacteria E. coli, it has been given a tremendous number of uses, beyond food poisoning. It appears another ability can be added to the list, as researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Turku have successfully used the bacterium to create propane.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Rolling the dice with food safety
When many of us go to a restaurant or buy food from stores we do so with the expectation that the food we eat is safe. However one expert warns we might not be as safe as we think.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Food Quality News
E.coli strain linked to outbreaks sequenced
UC San Diego bioengineers have completed the genome sequencing of a harmful strain of E. coli tied to outbreaks of food poisoning The first complete genome sequencing of a strain of E. coli linked to foodborne outbreaks has been produced by researchers at the University of California, San Diego. The publicly available sequence of the EDL933 genome has gaps and>6,000 ambiguous base calls, researchers presented an updated unambiguous genome sequence with no assembly gaps.
US Food and Drug Administration
Tullia's Recalls Sauce Because of Possible Health Risk
September 3, 2014 - Tullia's is recalling Italian Meatless Pasta Sauce code 530140. This recall has been initiated because a records review by the Washington State Department of Agriculture revealed that one batch of sauce produced with the 530140 code had a pH level high enough to allow the growth of Clostridium botulinum.
Scientists hope E. coli genome sequencing will help track future outbreaks
This circular map shows the completed sequence of a particularly harmful strain of E. coli that has been tied to outbreaks of food poisoning. A research team has produced the first complete genome sequencing of a strain of E. coli .
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Woman says she was food poisoned from NutriSystem frozen meals
A West Linn woman claims to have gotten food poisoning from NutriSystem frozen meals and moldy desserts that were shipped to her home without ice.
For The First Time, Scientists Create Completely Renewable Propane
A team of British and Finnish scientists have figured out how to make small amounts of propane using Escherichia coli , the naturally-occurring, diverse group of bacteria most commonly known for causing food poisoning symptoms when ingested.
Re: Real-time health checks
I got food poisoning once. I spent the day in London hugging a toilet bowl. I was existing China hosting a bug I had caught and was scanned with the pyrometer on the forehead.
Medical News Today
New gene therapy approach for toxin exposures effective with botulism
The current method to treat acute toxin poisoning is to inject antibodies, commonly produced in animals, to neutralize the toxin.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Melissa Conrad Stppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology.
How We Tricked E. Coli Bacteria Into Making Renewable Propane
Converting renewable energy into electricity is one thing; converting it into fuel is quite another.
E. Coli Strain Responsible For Food Poisoning Gets Its Genome Sequenced
A strain of E. coli that is a common cause of outbreaks of food poisoning in the United States has had its genome sequenced.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Dr. Oz: Weight loss anti-aging diet; Jennifer Lopez's trainer talks flat ab tips
In recent years, diet experts have touted fish as one of the best brain-boosting and metabolism-enhancing weight loss foods.
Dr. Oz: Dirty restaurant secrets, Jennifer Lopez's anti-aging weight loss tips
Dr. Mehmet Oz uncovered dirty restaurant secrets that could lead to food poisoning and discussed weight loss tips with Jennifer Lopez's trainer Tracy Anderson on the Sept.