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By The Dispatch On Saturday, January 21st, 2017
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Alberta: Gastrointestinal illnesses may be linked to raw oysters in Edmonton

Ten cases of gastrointestinal illness potentially linked to consumption of raw oysters are under investigation in the Edmonton Zone, prompting Alberta Health Services (AHS) to remind all Albertans of the risk of More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
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Purdue scientists have bright idea for detecting harmful bacteria in food products

Scientists looking for traces of E. coli O157:H7 contamination in foods soon could have a new detection method on their hands – turning off the lights to see if the bacteria glow in the dark. Image/CDC Purdue More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, September 16th, 2016
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Hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen strawberries tops 120 cases

Federal and state health officials investigating the multistate hepatitis A linked to frozen strawberries are now reporting 123 total cases through Friday. Public domain image/Yuyudevil via Wikimedia Commons The More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Multistate Listeria outbreak linked to frozen vegetables send 8 to the hospital

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with public health officials in several states and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of listeriosis More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
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Philippines: Dozens sickened at Guimaras school, tainted Cassava cake blamed

Some 31 students at the Suclaran National High School in barangay San Lorenzo on the island of Guimaras were sickened late last week and officials are pointing fingers at a Cassava cake that was served at the More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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Shigella case from Wal-Mart’s Salsarita’s Restaurant results in lawsuit

Attorneys Bill Marler and Drew Falkenstein of Marler Clark, the nation’s only law firm dedicated to representing victims of foodborne illness, have filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Benton County, Arkansas More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 17th, 2014
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Florida teens contract ciguatera toxin on a fishing trip in the Bahamas

Two teenage boys from Manatee County, Florida, went on a fishing trip in the Bahamas, ate what they caught and contracted ciguatera food poisoning. A Bay News 9 report yesterday says  Marlin Ellis, 14 and Austin More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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Minnesota health officials investigate E. coli O111 outbreak, advise patrons of Applebee’s

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is investigating 13 cases of foodborne illness associated with a type of E. coli bacteria known as E. coli O111. This form of E. coli is in the same family as the more More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
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Antibiotic-resistant foodborne infections: An ongoing public health threat

Antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs, an ongoing public health threat, showed both positive and troubling trends, according to data tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2012. Each year, More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
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UN ranks ‘Top 10’ food borne parasites with release of new guidelines

1 July 2014, Rome – A “Top Ten” list identifying the food-borne parasites of greatest global concern has been released today, and new guidelines are being developed to control them. The parasites More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Food poisoning 101: 3 spore-forming bacteria that cause foodborne illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.  Clostridium More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
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Alabama salmonella outbreak up to 14 confirmed cases

In a follow-up to a report Monday, as part of the Alabama Department of Public Health’s continuing investigation of a foodborne disease outbreak in Russellville, the Bureau of Clinical Laboratories has confirmed More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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Florida reports six Vibrio vulnificus cases to date in 2014, encourages awareness of public

As summer arrives and the waters get warmer, The Florida Department of Health is urging Floridians with certain health conditions to avoid eating raw oysters and exposing open wounds to seawater and estuarine water, More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 16th, 2014
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Alabama salmonella outbreak possibly linked to El Patron

In a follow-up to a report on a salmonella outbreak in Russellville, Alabama, health officials now report during the course of their ongoing investigation, three individuals who had eaten at El Patron restaurant More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Alabama health officials investigate salmonella outbreak in Russellville

Health officials in Alabama are reporting being made aware of a possible salmonella foodborne outbreak in Russellville on Wednesday. SalmonellaImage/CDC The Alabama Department of Public Health Assistant State Health More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 24th, 2014
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Fuego Tortilla Grill being investigated over Salmonella Typhimurium-Ohio outbreak

A College Station, Texas restaurant has voluntarily closed due to a health investigation into a connection with an intermittent  Salmonella Typhimurium-Ohio outbreak, according to a The Eagle report Friday. The More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
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Indianapolis: Teavana customers warned of possible hepatitis A exposure

Health officials in Marion County said yesterday that patrons to an Indianapolis establishment may be at risk of exposure to hepatitis A. Anyone who visited and drank tea prepared at the Teavana store, 8702 Keystone More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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Results on CDC Food Safety Progress Report a mixed bag

The nation’s food safety grades are out and the results are mixed.  CDC’s annual report card shows that foodborne infections continue to be an important public health problem in the United States. The rate More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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Horse blood pudding linked to food poisoning outbreak in Vietnam

Nearly two dozen participating in a party in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai were sickened food poisoning after consuming horse blood pudding, according to a Saigon Giai Phong report Tuesday. Image/CIA Samples More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 13th, 2014
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Patrons of Nyack restaurant warned of possible hepatitis A exposure

The viral infections, hepatitis A,  has been confirmed in a food handler at the La Fontana restaurant in Nyack, NY prompting health officials to issue a warning to patrons and fellow employees of a possible exposure More...

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