Food-Borne Illness. Legal news and articles for October 28 - 31, 2011

Illnesses show 'organic' no guarantee of food safetyWe need safe food, not new regulationsHouse Committee begins investigating Jensen Farm owners in listeria outbreakDeadly Melons Renew Food Safety FocusNew FDA team tackles food-borne outbreaksMore E. coli found in St. Louis-area outbreakNC health officials report possible link between E.coli outbreak and State FairWhat you eat can kill you if you don't watch outDeadly melons renew food safety focus; will money follow?Editorial: Listeria outbreak proves need for better oversightWhat you eat can kill you if you don't watch outMarler Clark and Past Missouri E. coli CasesFairplay resident's website aims to improve food safetyListeria thrives in cold, wet environmentsFood Safety Recipe: Better Education, Criminal Convictions Needed

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The 5 deadliest food-borne illnesses & how to prevent them
MyFox WausauOctober 2, 2011

While listeriosis, the disease caused by the bacteria Listeria, is less common than some other kinds of food-borne illness and the numbers of people affected are much smaller overall, it's by far the most deadly. Unlike most food-borne pathogens, ...more »

The 5 deadliest food-borne illnesses & how to prevent them
Northern Colorado 5October 2, 2011

While listeriosis, the disease caused by the bacteria Listeria, is less common than some other kinds of food-borne illness and the numbers of people affected are much smaller overall, it's by far the most deadly. Unlike most food-borne pathogens, ...more »

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Illnesses show 'organic' no guarantee of food safety
Ithaca JournalOctober 31, 2011

AP WASHINGTON -- Shoppers nervous about foodborne illnesses may turn to foods produced at smaller farms or labeled "local," "organic" or "natural" in the hopes that such products are safer. But a small outbreak of salmonella in organic eggs from ...more »

We need safe food, not new regulations
Canada Free PressOctober 31, 2011

Churchville, VA—Deirdre Schlunegger, the head of an organization named “STOP Food borne Illness,” warned recently on the Huffington Post website that the government won't have enough money next year to implement the new safety inspections authorized ...more »

House Committee begins investigating Jensen Farm owners in listeria outbreak
Lexology (registration)October 31, 2011

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce has requested that the owners of Jensen Farms, identified as the source of the cantaloupe contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes responsible for a nationwide foodborne illness outbreak, schedule a briefing ...more »

Deadly Melons Renew Food Safety Focus
Fox NewsOctober 31, 2011

Debbie Frederick hopes that her father's death in September in one of the most lethal outbreaks of food-borne illness in US history will force the government to increase the safety of the country's food supply. It took more than a decade, ...more »

New FDA team tackles food-borne outbreaks
AAP News (subscription)October 31, 2011

To streamline its response to human and animal food-borne illness outbreaks, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has formed the Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation (CORE) Network. The CORE Network includes a central team of specialists ...more »

More E. coli found in St. Louis-area outbreak
STLtoday.comOctober 30, 2011

An investigation of suspected food-borne illnesses is turning up more signs of E. coli in an outbreak that has sickened about two dozen people in the St. Louis area. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said Sunday that, so far, ...more »

NC health officials report possible link between E.coli outbreak and State Fair
Examiner.comOctober 30, 2011

The very young, seniors and persons with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness. Each year in the United States, E. coli infections cause approximately 265000 illnesses and about 100 deaths. Approximately 40 percent of these ...more »

What you eat can kill you if you don't watch out
The Seattle TimesOctober 30, 2011

A few years ago, she appeared on a televised town hall meeting with the mother of another child who had recently died from foodborne illness. "She said she thought the problem was fixed because there was that outbreak years ago," Vicki recalls. ...more »

Deadly melons renew food safety focus; will money follow?
Baltimore Sun (blog)October 30, 2011

(Reuters) - Debbie Frederick hopes that her father's death in September in one of the most lethal outbreaks of food-borne illness in US history will force the government to increase the safety of the country's food supply. It took more than a decade, ...more »

Editorial: Listeria outbreak proves need for better oversight
Denver PostOctober 30, 2011

By The Denver Post Listeria-tainted cantaloupe from Colorado have killed at least 28 people, making it the country's second-deadliest foodborne illness outbreak since the Centers for Disease Control began keeping records nearly 40 years ago. ...more »

What you eat can kill you if you don't watch out
The Seattle TimesOctober 30, 2011

A few years ago, she appeared on a televised town hall meeting with the mother of another child who had recently died from foodborne illness. "She said she thought the problem was fixed because there was that outbreak years ago," Vicki recalls. ...more »

Marler Clark and Past Missouri E. coli Cases
Food Poison JournalOctober 29, 2011

... the SCCHD began receiving other reports of diarrheal illness in patients seen by local physicians. Preliminary interviews of ill persons revealed that all had eaten at Habaneros prior to the onset of diarrhea. SCCHD conducted a foodborne outbreak ...more »

Fairplay resident's website aims to improve food safety
Summit Daily NewsOctober 29, 2011

During Dr. Harlan Stueven's almost 30 years as an emergency room physician, he saw a number of patients suffer and die of food poisoning. Now in semi-retirement, he hopes not only to improve awareness of food-borne illness, ...more »

Listeria thrives in cold, wet environments
The Westerly SunOctober 29, 2011

This somewhat rare, but potentially deadly type of food-borne illness has been in the news again lately. But not associated with the foods we expect to see. This time it was cantaloupe. As of Oct. 7, the outbreak has caused at least 109 illnesses ...more »

Food Safety Recipe: Better Education, Criminal Convictions Needed
MyHealthNewsDailyOctober 28, 2011

The federal case brought against juice maker Odwalla resulted in the first criminal conviction for food-borne illness, although no one in the company served time in jail. The company was fined $1.5 million for distributing contaminated juice — the ...more »

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