Food-Borne Illness. Legal news and articles for February 17 - 19, 2012

County health officer to speak in DubaiHard Data: Food-code violations aplenty in MinneapolisObama's budget cuts bacteria testing in produceSprout E. coli Outbreak in Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and Wisconsin ...Obama's budget cuts bacteria testing in produceTainted sprouts again linked to Jimmy John'sTainted sprouts again linked to Jimmy John'sVaccine Against Common Stomach Bug Could Arrive in 4 YearsThree cases of E. coli tainted sprouts at Jimmy John's found in Greene CountyObama's budget cuts bacteria testing in produceObama's proposal would cut bacteria testing in produceObama budget cuts bacteria testing in produceE. coli outbreak: Time for Jimmy John's to nix sprouts?Obama's budget kills produce safeguardOBAMA BUDGET WOULD CUT VITAL FOOD SAFETY PROGRAM

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Shocking Poultry Transport Conditions Throughout Country: Study
Food Integrity Campaign (blog)February 1, 2012

by Sarah Damian on February 01, 2012 Photo courtesy of flickr user b3nscottIt's no secret that the poultry industry is a leading culprit in food integrity no-nos, not to mention a top source of foodborne illness. But you'd think chicken producers ...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 »

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County health officer to speak in Dubai
Daily Inter LakeFebruary 19, 2012

In recent years, Russell has developed a national reputation in the area of food-borne illness prevention through his work with national organizations such as the National Association of County and City Health Officials. He serves as the chairman of ...more »

Hard Data: Food-code violations aplenty in Minneapolis
Minneapolis Star TribuneFebruary 19, 2012

Some of the violations were considered critical, or more likely to cause food-borne illness. I've added up the critical violations found in all inspections of each eatery in the second half of 2011. Shown are the restaurants that garnered the highest ...more »

Obama's budget cuts bacteria testing in produce
Amarillo.comFebruary 18, 2012

Pools of water on the floor and old, hard-to-clean equipment at the farm's cantaloupe-packing facility were probably to blame for the deadliest outbreak of foodborne illness in 25 years, the Food and Drug Administration said.more »

Sprout E. coli Outbreak in Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and Wisconsin ...
Food Poison JournalFebruary 18, 2012

Among persons for whom information is available, illness onset dates range from December 25, 2011 to January 15, 2012. Ill persons range in age from 9 years to 49 years old, with a median age of 25 years old. One hundred percent of ill persons are ...more »

Obama's budget cuts bacteria testing in produce
Albany Times UnionFebruary 18, 2012

Pools of water on the floor and old, hard-to-clean equipment at the farm's cantaloupe-packing facility were probably to blame for the deadliest outbreak of foodborne illness in 25 years, the Food and Drug Administration said.more »

Tainted sprouts again linked to Jimmy John's
Albany Times UnionFebruary 18, 2012

MARY CLARE JALONICK, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — Raw sprouts from the sandwich chain Jimmy John's have been linked to an outbreak of foodborne illness — again. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that 12 cases of E. coli ...more »

Tainted sprouts again linked to Jimmy John's
LubbockOnline.comFebruary 18, 2012

By Mary Clare Jalonick AP WASHINGTON — Raw sprouts from the sandwich chain Jimmy John's have been linked to an outbreak of foodborne illness — again. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that 12 cases of E. coli ...more »

Vaccine Against Common Stomach Bug Could Arrive in 4 Years
MyHealthNewsDailyFebruary 18, 2012

VANCOUVER — Scientists are getting closer to producing a vaccine against norovirus — the number one cause of foodborne illness in the United States. Researchers have now tested norovirus vaccines in a limited number of human trials, said Charles ...more »

Three cases of E. coli tainted sprouts at Jimmy John's found in Greene County
KY3February 18, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Mo - Sprouts from the sandwich chain Jimmy John's have been linked to an outbreak of foodborne illness in the Ozarks. “We received three reports of shiga toxin producingE. coliin Greene county residents between January 7and January 13,” ...more »

Obama's budget cuts bacteria testing in produce
Daily HeraldFebruary 17, 2012

According to the CDC, nearly one-third of the major, multistate foodborne illness outbreaks in 2011 were caused by contaminated fruits and vegetables. The 120000 food samples the program has collected in the last decade have offered public health ...more »

Obama's proposal would cut bacteria testing in produce
Daily DemocratFebruary 17, 2012

According to the CDC, nearly one-third of the major, multistate foodborne illness outbreaks in 2011 were caused by contaminated fruits and vegetables. The 120000 food samples the program has collected in the last decade have offered public health ...more »

Obama budget cuts bacteria testing in produce
Omaha World-HeraldFebruary 17, 2012

... Barack Obama's proposed budget would eliminate the nation's only program that regularly tests fruits and vegetables for deadly pathogens, leaving public health officials without a crucial tool used to investigate deadly foodborne illness outbreaks.more »

E. coli outbreak: Time for Jimmy John's to nix sprouts?
Christian Science MonitorFebruary 17, 2012

Raw sprouts from the sandwich chain Jimmy John's have been linked to an outbreak of foodborne illness — again. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that 12 cases of E. coli poisoning in five states are linked to raw ...more »

Obama's budget kills produce safeguard
Shreveport TimesFebruary 17, 2012

According to the CDC, nearly one-third of the major, multistate foodborne illness outbreaks in 2011 were caused by contaminated fruits and vegetables. Last year, the program found lettuce and spinach contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the strain most ...more »

OBAMA BUDGET WOULD CUT VITAL FOOD SAFETY PROGRAM
Sky Valley ChronicleFebruary 17, 2012

E. coli was found by the Microbiological Data Program in cantaloupes after the nation's most deadly food borne illness outbreak. (NATIONAL) -- The proposed budget recently unveiled by President Barack Obama would eliminate America's only program that ...more »

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