Food-Borne Illness. Legal news and articles for February 8 - 9, 2012

Food safety weak link found in kitchensClostridium perfringens tainted tacos implicated in Pierre food outbreakFDA Urged to Make Oysters SafeMost food-poisoning cases originate in restaurantsReport: Canadians suffer more food-borne illnesses than AmericansNorovirus cases strike in areaIs it food poisoning?Georgia Tech Develops Software for the Rapid Analysis of Foodborne PathogensSalmonella Outbreak Spurs Call to Expand List of Banned BacteriaCanada has higher rate of food-borne illness than US: reportFood-borne illness higher in Canada than US: reportTexas health officials deny records request on foodborne illnessSpike in norovirus cases suspected hereWeakest links in food safety lie with food services and householdsCountryfile visits Campylobacter expert at Leahurst

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Unusual number of norovirus outbreaks reported in Dane County
Wisconsin State JournalFebruary 6, 2012

An unusual string of norovirus outbreaks has hit Dane County, including a suspected new outbreak of the foodborne illness in a church group, a health official said Monday. At least 16 people from Mandrake Road Church of Christ in Madison reported ...more »

Cause of game illness identified
Daily RepublicFebruary 7, 2012

PIERRE — Laboratory testing by the state Department of Health has identified spore-releasing bacteria as the cause of a food-borne illness outbreak associated with the Pierre-Mitchell boys' basketball game Jan. 31 at Riggs High School in Pierre.more »

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Food safety weak link found in kitchens
CBC.caFebruary 9, 2012

Most cases of food-borne illness are caused during preparation and handling, and about half result after eating at restaurants, according to a new report. The Conference Board of Canada's report estimates there are nearly 6.8 million cases of ...more »

Clostridium perfringens tainted tacos implicated in Pierre food outbreak
Examiner.comFebruary 9, 2012

Based on the results of a voluntary foodborne illness questionnaire, health officials determined that tacos were the source of the outbreak. Results from the survey show that 75% of respondents who ate tacos became ill with diarrhea and cramps.more »

FDA Urged to Make Oysters Safe
CSPI NewsroomFebruary 9, 2012

Symptoms include the classic signs of foodborne illness but for some consumers, the illness can progress to ulcerous skin lesions and septicemia. Almost half of those reporting these more serious infections die and those that survive can suffer ...more »

Most food-poisoning cases originate in restaurants
CTV.caFebruary 9, 2012

(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) OTTAWA — A new food safety report released by the Conference Board of Canada says half or more of all cases of food-borne illnesses in Canada are picked up in restaurants or from other food service ...more »

Report: Canadians suffer more food-borne illnesses than Americans
TheChronicleHerald.caFebruary 9, 2012

OTTAWA — A new food safety report released by the Conference Board of Canada says rates of food-borne illnesses in Canada are higher than the United States. Canadians suffer more often from salmonella, e. coli, campylobacter and yersinia than ...more »

Norovirus cases strike in area
Reedsburg Times PressFebruary 9, 2012

The norovirus, recognized as the leading cause of foodborne-disease outbreaks in the United States, causes sudden vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea and headaches. It previously was described as "Norwalk-like viruses" or NLV.more »

Is it food poisoning?
UpperMichigansSource.comFebruary 9, 2012

by Nikki Davidson MARQUETTE -- There were nearly 2000 medically confirmed cases of food-borne illnesses reported in the UP in 2011. Some of our facebook viewers want to more; how do you know you have food poisoning and how can it be prevented?more »

Georgia Tech Develops Software for the Rapid Analysis of Foodborne Pathogens
ECNmag.comFebruary 8, 2012

Over the span of several months, there were 146 confirmed cases of listeriosis and 30 deaths, making it the deadliest outbreak of foodborne illness in the US in 25 years. Using the CG-pipeline, Katz was able to identify an important epidemiological ...more »

Salmonella Outbreak Spurs Call to Expand List of Banned Bacteria
BusinessWeekFebruary 8, 2012

“The time to address this problem is long overdue,” Susan Vaughn Grooters, director of research and education at Chicago- based STOP Foodborne Illness, an advocacy group, said in an e- mail. “How many more cases are needed before someone in our ...more »

Canada has higher rate of food-borne illness than US: report
Toronto StarFebruary 8, 2012

The Canadian Press OTTAWA—A new food-safety report released by the Conference Board of Canada says rates of food-borne illnesses in Canada are higher than in the United States. The survey by the Centre for Food in Canada says 8.5 per cent of Canadian ...more »

Food-borne illness higher in Canada than US: report
CTV.caFebruary 8, 2012

Listeria monocytogenes is the infectious agent responsible for the food borne illness Listeriosis. (CDC / Dr. Balasubr Swaminathan, Peggy Hayes) OTTAWA — A new food safety report released by the Conference Board of Canada says rates of food-borne ...more »

Texas health officials deny records request on foodborne illness
Texas WatchdogFebruary 8, 2012

19 with the “Center for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration and the 10 state health departments involved in the outbreak, asking health officials for the name of the fast food chain and the locations of the three restaurants where more ...more »

Spike in norovirus cases suspected here
Mooresville TribuneFebruary 8, 2012

“Over half of all foodborne disease outbreaks are caused by noroviruses,” says the CDC. “Foods commonly involved in outbreaks include leafy greens and raw shellfish; however, any food item served raw or handled after being cooked can become ...more »

Weakest links in food safety lie with food services and households
Canada NewsWire (press release)February 8, 2012

But most food-borne illnesses are associated with the preparation and storage practices of restaurants, food service operations, and consumers themselves." In its report, Improving Food Safety in Canada: Toward a More Risk Responsive System, ...more »

Countryfile visits Campylobacter expert at Leahurst
The FINANCIALFebruary 8, 2012

According to University of Liverpool, campylobacter is the major cause of foodborne illness in the UK, causing sickness in over 700000 people each year. Around 15, 000 people are admitted to hospital for treatment and around 80 people die every year in ...more »

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