Food-Borne Illness. Legal news and articles for December 26 - 31, 2011

Food Safety Disasters 2011: The Deadliest And Strangest Outbreaks Of The Year2011 Stories: Listeria Outbreak Reaches SheridanNotable Foodborne Illness Outbreaks of 2011The Year in Sprouts, 2011President's Food Safety Working Group issues progress reportThe Biggest Recalls of 2011Food Safety Agencies Announce Public Meeting to Discuss Foodborne Illness...Top 10 Health Stories of 2011Restaurant Inspections for Washtenaw County in November 2011Preparing Chitterlings Without Foodborne IllnessSafe food-handling guidelinesTop Food Safety Stories of 2011: No. 2Linn County Cited as one of State's Hot Spots for Norovirus InvestigationsProtect Youngest and Oldest Relatives from Foodborne Illness When Preparing ...Holiday parties: Spread cheer, stay free of food borne illness

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Horsfall: signs of success amid foodborne illness events
The Packer (blog)December 1, 2011

Recent and tragic foodborne illness events are stirring much discussion about food safety in the produce industry. As always, the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement is ...more »

Big Journalism On Campus
American Journalism ReviewDecember 2, 2011

"The spring seminar's research pointed to salmonella as a leading cause of food-borne illness, and recent studies showed it also was the most intractable," Nelson said in an e-mail interview. "Because the problem was so big, we decided to divide it ...more »

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Food Safety Disasters 2011: The Deadliest And Strangest Outbreaks Of The Year
Huffington PostDecember 31, 2011

It turns out people get sick from food-borne illness constantly, everywhere in the world. Millions of people! So it's no surprise that we didn't have to search far when we wanted to compile a list of the 11 worst food safety disasters of the year. ...more »

2011 Stories: Listeria Outbreak Reaches Sheridan
Sheridan Media (press release)December 30, 2011

The Center for Disease Control called it the deadliest known outbreak of foodborne illness in 25 years. Kentz Willis is an educator with the Wyoming Extension office and teaches a wide array of topics in five northeastern Wyoming counties from ...more »

Notable Foodborne Illness Outbreaks of 2011
Food Safety NewsDecember 30, 2011

by Janice Boase | Dec 30, 2011 In my job over at Outbreak Database, I have been keeping track of foodborne illness outbreaks - small and large - over the last 12 months. Here are some of the more interesting: Don Julio Mexican Restaurant December 2011 ...more »

The Year in Sprouts, 2011
Food Poison JournalDecember 29, 2011

As we entered 2011, various types of sprouts had already been repeatedly linked with outbreaks of foodborne illness, particularly E. coli 157:H7 and Salmonella. 2010 came to a close with an outbreak of Salmonella tied to sprouts in the Pacific ...more »

President's Food Safety Working Group issues progress report
Agri-ViewDecember 29, 2011

Among the accomplishments highlighted under Prevention of Foodborne Illness are the Food Safety and Inspection Service's performance standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter, the declaration of six non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli as ...more »

The Biggest Recalls of 2011
TheStreet.comDecember 29, 2011

Food-borne illness, in particular, made major headlines as tainted sprouts in Europe and cantaloupe in the US caused deadly outbreaks of E. coli and listeria, respectively. As the new year approaches, we take a look back at some of the larger and more ...more »

Food Safety Agencies Announce Public Meeting to Discuss Foodborne Illness...
USDA.gov (press release)December 29, 2011

... and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced a public meeting to discuss federal efforts to enhance food safety strategies through the improved use and characterization of foodborne illness source attribution. ...more »

Top 10 Health Stories of 2011
Washingtonian.com (blog)December 29, 2011

From the deadliest outbreak of food-borne illness in US history to the untimely death of a worldwide pop icon, here are the top ten health headlines of 2011. This tainted melon was the unlikely cause of the deadliest food-borne outbreak in the US after ...more »

Restaurant Inspections for Washtenaw County in November 2011
AnnArbor.comDecember 28, 2011

Environmental Health will initiate additional inspections if a foodborne illness or other substantial complaint is reported. Each inspection is a snapshot in time, and conditions found at the restaurant are not necessarily the conditions that could be ...more »

Preparing Chitterlings Without Foodborne Illness
Kansas City infoZineDecember 28, 2011

After chitterlings are thoroughly boiled and carefully prepared, the final product is not likely to be a risk for foodborne illness. The risk comes from the preparation process. Follow these tips for safely preparing chitterling dishes: Wash hands ...more »

Safe food-handling guidelines
Jamaica GleanerDecember 28, 2011

If some basic guidelines are observed, your guests will enjoy the delicious meals and have no after-effect of foodborne illness. When you shop for cold-storage items, do not drive around with them in your vehicle unless you have an insulated container ...more »

Top Food Safety Stories of 2011: No. 2
Food Safety NewsDecember 28, 2011

by Dan Flynn | Dec 28, 2011 America's most deadly incidence of foodborne illness in a century was 2011's second-most important food safety story -- the outbreak of listeriosis linked to whole cantaloupes from Jensen Farms, CO, that spread over 28 ...more »

Linn County Cited as one of State's Hot Spots for Norovirus Investigations
KCRGDecember 27, 2011

For example, if customers were exposed to hepatitis A and needed to be located for treatment to prevent the illness, the restaurant could be named, Garvey said. Also, unlike food-borne illnesses such as salmonella and E. coli, norovirus cannot be ...more »

Protect Youngest and Oldest Relatives from Foodborne Illness When Preparing ...
USDA.gov (press release)December 27, 2011

After chitterlings are thoroughly boiled and carefully prepared, the final product is not likely to be a risk for foodborne illness. The risk comes from the preparation process. Follow these tips for safely preparing chitterling dishes: Wash hands ...more »

Holiday parties: Spread cheer, stay free of food borne illness
Nigerian TribuneDecember 26, 2011

Experts stressed the need to practice the principles of healthy eating to reduce the risk of unwanted weight gain, food poisoning and other problems associated with partying out, reports Sade Oguntola. It's that time of the year when the parties never ...more »

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