Food-Borne Illness. Legal news and articles for February 6 - 8, 2012

E-beam tech effective leafy green safety tool but industry unwilling to adopt ...Clues to Deadly EU 'Sproutbreak' in New Genome StudyDozens sickened at Washington state cheerleading competitionA Valentine's Day free of foodborne illnessCold plasma used to kill bacteria on raw chickenStudy Shows Electron-Beam Irradiation Reduces Virus-Related Health Risk in ...Plasma zaps can decontaminate chicken meatTaste Hawaii - Food Poisoning InformationCause of game illness identifiedUnusual number of norovirus outbreaks reported in Dane CountyHow clean is your kitchen?Plasma Beams Kill Illness Causing Bacteria on ChickenStudy Shows Electron-Beam Irradiation Reduces Virus-Related Health Risk in ...Reminding Canadians of the Importance of Food Safety for Older AdultsStudy shows electron-beam irradiation reduces virus-related health risk in ...

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Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak Still Claiming Victims
Food Safety NewsFebruary 2, 2012

When the epidemic was declared over in December of last year, it was already the deadliest foodborne illness outbreak in the US in nearly 100 years, having killed 30 of the 146 people sickened, and caused a pregnant woman to miscarry.more »

Health Department investigates outbreak linked to Mitchell-Pierre game
Daily RepublicFebruary 2, 2012

An electronic food borne Illness questionnaire is being distributed today in the Pierre high school and middle school for staff and students. The questionnaire is intended to get a clear picture of how many people are ill, how severe the illness is and ...more »

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E-beam tech effective leafy green safety tool but industry unwilling to adopt ...
FoodProductionDaily.comFebruary 8, 2012

Use of electron beam irradiation on spinach and lettuce can significantly cut virus-related foodborne illnesses, said scientists as they questioned why take up of the technology was not greater by fresh produce industry players.more »

Clues to Deadly EU 'Sproutbreak' in New Genome Study
Food Safety NewsFebruary 8, 2012

by News Desk | Feb 08, 2012 In one of the first uses of genome sequencing to trace the path of a foodborne illness outbreak, a team led by scientists from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Broad Institute looked at the E. coli O104:H4 ...more »

Dozens sickened at Washington state cheerleading competition
ReutersFebruary 8, 2012

Health officials said they learned of the outbreak, which has flu-like symptoms similar to those found in the illnesses norovirus, rotavirus or a food-borne illness, on Tuesday. More than 3000 people attended the event, the Washington Interscholastic ...more »

A Valentine's Day free of foodborne illness
Lake County News SunFebruary 7, 2012

Thursday, October, 15, 2009. jm101509 news/TIN_handwash_P4 (SouthtownStar Photo by Joseph P. Meier) Foodborne illness can truly spoil the memory of a romantic Valentine's Day, so whether you are dining out in Lake County restaurants or staying home for ...more »

Cold plasma used to kill bacteria on raw chicken
GizmagFebruary 7, 2012

By Randolph Jonsson Judging by the number of folks who fall prey to food-borne illness each year, food safety is serious business, especially when you consider that pathogens such as Campylobacter and Salmonella contaminate over 70 percent of the raw ...more »

Study Shows Electron-Beam Irradiation Reduces Virus-Related Health Risk in ...
Quality Assurance & Food SafetyFebruary 7, 2012

The study quantified the theoretical health-risk reduction from virus-related foodborne illness through the use of electron-beam irradiation. “The purpose of this study was twofold,” said Dr. Suresh Pillai, director for the National Center for Electron ...more »

Plasma zaps can decontaminate chicken meat
PostnoonFebruary 7, 2012

Washington: Plasma zaps can decontaminate uncooked poultry, a major source of outbeaks of food-borne illness caused by harmful bugs. The bacteria responsible for most foodborne illnesses, Campylobacter and Salmonella, are found to contaminate 70 per ...more »

Taste Hawaii - Food Poisoning Information
EIN News (press release)February 7, 2012

The following information will help you, the traveler, in case of a foodborne illness. Foodborne viruses don't discriminate whether a traveler visits a fruit stand, food truck or a restaurant owned by a celebrity personality.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 »

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 »

How clean is your kitchen?
KSAT San AntonioFebruary 6, 2012

Special news features like KSAT's Behind the Kitchen Door series show the work of sanitarians in the city's restaurant kitchens, finding violations that could result in food-borne illness. KSAT asked them to come into an average kitchen and show how ...more »

Plasma Beams Kill Illness Causing Bacteria on Chicken
Food and Drink DigitalFebruary 6, 2012

Food borne pathogens contaminate incorrectly handled or poorly cooked poultry and lead to tens of thousands of cases of illness a year. Poultry is currently the leading cause of food borne illness. Although the findings are of interest to consumers and ...more »

Study Shows Electron-Beam Irradiation Reduces Virus-Related Health Risk in ...
Infection Control TodayFebruary 6, 2012

The study quantified the theoretical health-risk reduction from virus-related foodborne illness through the use of electron-beam irradiation. “The purpose of this study was twofold,” explains Dr. Suresh Pillai, director of the National Center for ...more »

Reminding Canadians of the Importance of Food Safety for Older Adults
MarketWatch (press release)February 6, 2012

It is very important for older adults or their caregivers to follow certain steps to help reduce the risk of foodborne illness. It is estimated that there are approximately 11 million cases of foodborne illnesses in Canada every year.more »

Study shows electron-beam irradiation reduces virus-related health risk in ...
PhysOrg.comFebruary 6, 2012

The study quantified the theoretical health-risk reduction from virus-related foodborne illness through the use of electron-beam irradiation. “The purpose of this study was twofold,” said Dr. Suresh Pillai, director for the National Center for Electron ...more »

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