Food-Borne Illness. Legal news and articles for March 28 - 31, 2012

2 cases of botulism in New York linked to fresh bulk tofuTofu suspected of giving botulism to two people in QueensFresh tofu linked to Botulism in QueensRemains of the Day: Is Google Drive Really Giving us 5GB of Free Space?Does Foodborne Illness Trigger Lifelong Health Problems?Restaurant patrons report food-related illnessCebolla's customers report food illnessGovernors Help BPI Wash Ammoniated Beef of "Pink Slime" ImageMother who lost son to E.coli supports BPI's safety effortsUphold standards no matter whatAttorney William Marler to McDonald's: Employees Should Have Hepatitis A VaccineTreasure left behind; food poisoning's hidden legacyFlathead health officer shares expertise in DubaiHealth tip: Food SafetyImmunise chicken to fight food-borne illness

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When, Where and How You Store Food Can Prevent Illnesses
AllAfrica.comMarch 7, 2012

By Sola Ogundipe, 7 March 2012 Whether putting food in the refrigerator, the freezer, or the cupboard, There are many opportunities to prevent food-borne illnesses. The goal is to keep safe from micro-organisms such as Salmonella, E. coli O157:H7, ...more »

NYC links drop in foodborne illness to grades
Austin American-StatesmanMarch 6, 2012

As part of a technology change, commenting will not be available on some articles for a number of months. Read more about the change here. The Associated Press NEW YORK — New York City officials say initial data show salmonella infections have ...more »

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2 cases of botulism in New York linked to fresh bulk tofu
Food Poison JournalMarch 31, 2012

New York City Health Department is currently investigating two cases of foodborne botulism linked to fresh bulk tofu sold at a store in Flushing. As reported by WABC, New York City has reported only one other foodborne-linked botulism over the past 15 ...more »

Tofu suspected of giving botulism to two people in Queens
New York Daily NewsMarch 31, 2012

The city Health Department said in a release Friday evening that it confirmed one case of the potent form of food poisoning, and suspected another case. Both of the afflicted are Chinese-speaking Queens residents who recently bought fresh, ...more »

Fresh tofu linked to Botulism in Queens
7Online.comMarch 31, 2012

NEW YORK (WABC) -- The New York City Health Department is investigating one confirmed and one suspect case of botulism, a rare but serious foodborne illness caused by an extremely potent toxin. New York City has seen only one other case of foodborne ...more »

Remains of the Day: Is Google Drive Really Giving us 5GB of Free Space?
LifehackerMarch 31, 2012

The app is currently only available for the iPhone. [Macworld] Does Foodborne Illness Trigger Lifelong Health Problems?: There have been a few studies that have followed various victims of foodborne illness years after initially becoming sick.more »

Does Foodborne Illness Trigger Lifelong Health Problems?
Wired NewsMarch 30, 2012

By Maryn McKenna I have a new column up at Scientific American about a health issue that is really just starting to be discussed: Whether foodborne illness causes long-term health problems, and therefore whether it should be a higher medical and ...more »

Restaurant patrons report food-related illness
Fort Wayne Journal GazetteMarch 30, 2012

At least 20 patrons have contracted a possible case of what appears to be a foodborne illness that has been traced to a local restaurant, according to the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health. The department is investigating the illness ...more »

Cebolla's customers report food illness
WANEMarch 30, 2012

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health is investigating a possible food-borne illness outbreak at Cebolla's Mexican Grill on W. Jefferson Boulevard. The department said they received multiple reports of illness from ...more »

Governors Help BPI Wash Ammoniated Beef of "Pink Slime" Image
Food Safety NewsMarch 30, 2012

Food safety experts including STOP Foodborne Illness President Nancy Donley and director of the Center for Food Safety at Texas A&M University Gary Acuff spoke in support of BPI's food safety record and testing policies, which are ahead of the curve ...more »

Mother who lost son to E.coli supports BPI's safety efforts
KTIVMarch 30, 2012

Since then, she's made it her mission to inform the public about the danger, in hopes of stopping food borne illnesses. Donley said she's skeptical and cynical about meat companies, but found herself impressed with BPI's safety efforts.more »

Uphold standards no matter what
Barbados AdvocateMarch 30, 2012

By Regina Selman Moore Environmental health officers have been told to carry out their duties “without fear or favour” to ensure a reduction of foodborne illness in Barbados. The advice came directly from Health Minister Donville Inniss, ...more »

Attorney William Marler to McDonald's: Employees Should Have Hepatitis A Vaccine
Food Poison JournalMarch 29, 2012

... food safety expert and attorney William Marler is calling on McDonald's to vaccinate its employees against the virus. On March 28, the Alabama Department of Public Health released a statement indicating that people who ate at a Northport McDonald's ...more »

Treasure left behind; food poisoning's hidden legacy
barfblog (blog)March 29, 2012

Those officers have shown, over the years, that a touch of the flu -- as foodborne illness is often mistakenly called-- is more than a couple of days praying at the porcelain goddess of foodborne illness. Some 5-10 per cent of those police officers ...more »

Flathead health officer shares expertise in Dubai
Daily Inter LakeMarch 29, 2012

Based on his national work on foodborne disease, Russell was tapped to speak on food-safety inspections, investigative techniques and complaint-driven investigations. He said he quickly picked up on one cultural difference after telling a joke and ...more »

Health tip: Food Safety
Record-SearchlightMarch 29, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get food-borne diseases, 128000 are hospitalized and 3000 die. Food-borne illnesses are caused by eating food contaminated with ...more »

Immunise chicken to fight food-borne illness
PostnoonMarch 28, 2012

London: The simple expedient of vaccinating chickens against the bug C jejuni could cut down the incidence of food poisoning. If C jejuni contaminated poultry is not prepared and cooked properly, the bug can be transmitted to humans and may cause ...more »

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