Food Contamination Scandal In Japan: Over 1,000 Sick

By | Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:44

Hundreds of people in Japan have become sick after eating frozen food, produced by seafood giant Maruha Nichiro Holdings Inc., contaminated with the pesticide malathion.


USDA Aims To 'Modernize' Salmonella Prevention In Poultry, Pork Production

By | Wed, 12/04/2013 - 18:47

Hoping to reduce the number of Salmonella infections from poultry and pork, the USDA announced new plans for prevention.


NYC Health Officials Urge Bronx Restaurant Customers To Get Hepatitis Vaccine Immediately

By | Sun, 09/22/2013 - 15:17

The New York City Department of Health is administering free hepatitis A vaccines to anyone who ate at the Bronx eatery New Hawaii Sea Restaurant.

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How Food Expiration Labels Mislead Consumers

By | Wed, 09/18/2013 - 20:52

Food expiration labels cause consumers to wast billions of pounds of food each year, according to new research.


Mass. Oyster Industry Is Reeling After Bacterial Contamination

By | Tue, 09/17/2013 - 12:25

Oyster farms shut down along the Massachusetts coast following a bacterial outbreak of Vibrio.


Cronut Burger Food Poisoning: 100 People Get Sick From Knockoff Pastries In Canada

By | Fri, 08/23/2013 - 13:06

A cronut burger was linked to a food poisoning outbreak this week at Canada’s largest annual fair, the Canadian National Exhibition.


Hepatitis A Scare In NYC: City Providing Free Vaccinations

By | Fri, 08/23/2013 - 12:08

Chopped fruit at New York City's Westside Market may have been contaminated with hepatitis A, according to health officials.

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DNA Testing Could Help Stave Off Fish Mislabeling For Profits

By | Tue, 08/20/2013 - 22:18

Fish mislabeling is dangerous to our health, yet many sellers are still labeling cheaper fish that aren't even of the same species as more expensive fish.

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Raw Oyster Pasteurization Cuts Viral Food Poisoning Risk

By | Tue, 04/30/2013 - 18:20

A new study suggests that electron beam pasteurization can increase the safety of eating raw oysters by killing pathogenic noroviruses and hepatitis A.

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Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Imported Mexican Cucumbers Sickens 73 People

By | Fri, 04/26/2013 - 09:33

At least 73 people have been infected with salmonella after eating tainted cucumbers imported from Culiacán, Mexico. One-third had to be hospitalized.

Dry Dog Food, Possibly Contaminated with Salmonella Bacteria

Natura Expands Pet Food Recall; Salmonella Risks Remain High

By | Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:44

Public officials discovered Salmonella bacteria in Natura-brand dry pet food in March. Now, the company has expanded its voluntary recall to include even more products.

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Poisoned Bread: Workplace ‘Gift’ of Rodenticide-Laced Sandwiches Hospitalizes 25 Germans

By | Thu, 04/18/2013 - 00:01

Sandwiches laced with rat poison were left as a workplace ‘gift’ for German auto workers. 25 employees were hospitalized after eating the poisoned bread.


Restaurant Rival Poisons 80 Diners' Eggplant Dishes in China

By | Wed, 01/02/2013 - 14:41

Diners in China received quite the uncomfortable surprise recently when they ordered eggplant dishes in a Beijing restaurant.

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Food Poisoning Can Be Transmitted Through Restaurant Plates, Even if Washed

By | Fri, 12/21/2012 - 15:35

Researchers have found that the washing methods used by restaurants may not significantly reduce contamination of the norovirus.

11,000 German Schoolchildren Probably Laid Low by Strawberries

By | Sat, 10/06/2012 - 10:30

Germany's biggest outbreak of food poisoning, in which more than 11,000 schoolchildren have been laid low by diarrhoea and vomiting, is "very likely" to have been caused by a batch of frozen strawberries.