Food-Borne Illness. Legal news and articles for August 25 - 31, 2011

Smart choices to ensure safety at lunchPower outages could lead to food-borne illnessTips for packing a safe school lunchMahwah Health Department: What To Throw Out When The Power Comes Back OnSmart Choices to Ensure Safety at LunchSixty illnesses reported in BC in relation to contaminated musselsBBQ Safety & Party IdeasStandards for food stores should be more stringentFighting Food Poisoning With Coriander OilRichmond County food violations less dangerousKeeping Food Safe During An EmergencyEat at Your Desk HygieneHurricane Irene takes aim: Tips to minimize risk of foodborne illnessCargill Sued - Again - in Salmonella Turkey Burger OutbreakFDA blocks Mexican papayas for salmonella link

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Hurricane Irene - How to Avoid Foodborne Illness in the Wake of a Storm
InjuryBoard.comAugust 25, 2011

The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing recommendations for residents in states that might be affected by Hurricane Irene to minimize the potential for foodborne illnesses in the event of power outages, ...more »

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Smart choices to ensure safety at lunch
STLtoday.comAugust 31, 2011

While there are no statistics on how often schoolchildren are sickened by the lunches they bring from home, it's far better to be safe than sorry, said Nancy Donley, the president of STOP Foodborne Illness, an advocacy organization. ...more »

Power outages could lead to food-borne illness
knox.VillageSoup.comAugust 31, 2011

“Eating and drinking contaminated food or beverages can cause foodborne diseases, including diarrheal illness.” • Throw away foods that may have come in contact with flood or storm water. • Do not use contaminated water to wash dishes, brush your teeth ...more »

Tips for packing a safe school lunch
KRTV Great Falls NewsAugust 30, 2011

A recently released study in the journal Pediatrics revealed that many sack lunches that many children take to school are a breeding ground for food-borne illness. Researchers looked at the lunches of more than 700 pre-schoolers and found over 90% of ...more »

Mahwah Health Department: What To Throw Out When The Power Comes Back On
Patch.comAugust 30, 2011

Whether it occurs during a seasonal storm such as a flood or hurricane or simply as a result of work being done on electric lines, power failures can put us at increased risk for food borne illness. After a power failure you might not have heat, ...more »

Smart Choices to Ensure Safety at Lunch
New York TimesAugust 29, 2011

While there are no statistics on how often schoolchildren are sickened by the lunches they bring from home, it's far better to be safe than sorry, said Nancy Donley, the president of STOP Foodborne Illness, an advocacy organization. ...more »

Sixty illnesses reported in BC in relation to contaminated mussels
Straight.comAugust 29, 2011

The foodborne illness can cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and chills. The mussels were distributed under the brand names Saltspring Island Mussels, Albion Fisheries Ltd, Pacific Rim Shellfish Corp., Albion and B & C Food in BC, ...more »

BBQ Safety & Party Ideas
WYMTAugust 29, 2011

Follow guidelines from the USDA - Food Safety and Inspection Service to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing food-borne illness. When shopping, buy cold food like meat and poultry last, right before checkout. ...more »

Standards for food stores should be more stringent
The TennesseanAugust 28, 2011

In reality, your chances of getting food poisoning by eating foods in the US are still relatively low. That being said, if you've had a foodborne illness, the statistics don't mean much. While we are doing our part at the University of Tennessee to ...more »

Fighting Food Poisoning With Coriander Oil
South Asia MailAugust 28, 2011

Its use in foods and in clinical agents could prevent food-borne illnesses and even treat antibiotic-resistant infections, according to the authors of a study published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. The researchers from the University of ...more »

Richmond County food violations less dangerous
The Augusta ChronicleAugust 28, 2011

The category of higher concern is food-borne illness risk, which Michael refers to as the “kill you dead stuff.” These make up about 35 percent of Richmond County violations. Wishard, who serves as the health department's manager for environmental ...more »

Keeping Food Safe During An Emergency
Patch.comAugust 27, 2011

Knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe will help minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of foodborne illness. This fact sheet will help you make the right decisions for keeping your family safe during an ...more »

Eat at Your Desk Hygiene
LifeGoesStrongAugust 26, 2011

In order to reduce the risk of foodborne illness, registered dietitian and ADA spokesperson Toby Smithson recommends washing your hands with soap and warm water before and after handling food, and keeping your desk stocked with moist towelettes or hand ...more »

Hurricane Irene takes aim: Tips to minimize risk of foodborne illness
Examiner.comAugust 26, 2011

As Hurricane Irene rages toward the Carolinas and parts of New England, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service reminds residents to minimize the potential for foodborne illnesses in the event of power outages, flooding, ...more »

Cargill Sued - Again - in Salmonella Turkey Burger Outbreak
Food Poison JournalAugust 25, 2011

The lawsuit was brought by Seattle-based law firm Marler Clark, the nation's leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness outbreaks, on behalf of Missouri residents Susanne and Jerry Byerly. The lawsuit was filed today in US District ...more »

FDA blocks Mexican papayas for salmonella link
ReutersAugust 25, 2011

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Health regulators said they will block all Mexican papayas at the border unless importers can prove they are not contaminated with salmonella, following an outbreak of the foodborne illness that sickened 100 people. ...more »

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