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Commonly referred to as food poisoning or foodborne disease, foodborne illnesses (FIs) are gastrointestinal (GI) tract infections that arise with the ingestion of contaminated food. The main culprits are usually microorganisms or chemical agents.
FDA, EPA, and USDA announce strategy to address food waste

FDA, EPA, and USDA announce strategy to address food waste

Widespread confusion among consumers on food date labels lead to unnecessary discards

Widespread confusion among consumers on food date labels lead to unnecessary discards

Whole-genome sequencing and sharing real-time data could limit spread of foodborne bacteria

Whole-genome sequencing and sharing real-time data could limit spread of foodborne bacteria

Scientists develop machine-learning approach to identify source of Salmonella

Scientists develop machine-learning approach to identify source of Salmonella

University of Cincinnati professor awarded $1.6 million NIAID grant to study Hamburger E. coli

University of Cincinnati professor awarded $1.6 million NIAID grant to study Hamburger E. coli

‘Don’t wash that bird!’ and other (often unheeded) food safety advice

‘Don’t wash that bird!’ and other (often unheeded) food safety advice

New computer model more accurate in identifying potentially unsafe restaurants

New computer model more accurate in identifying potentially unsafe restaurants

Ways to stay safe while camping and hiking

Ways to stay safe while camping and hiking

Study examines practitioner views on twitter-based food borne illness reporting tool

Study examines practitioner views on twitter-based food borne illness reporting tool

Students propose revision of listeriosis guidelines for safer pregnancy

Students propose revision of listeriosis guidelines for safer pregnancy

Few parents use simple strategies to protect kids from food poisoning, reports study

Few parents use simple strategies to protect kids from food poisoning, reports study

UGA scientist creates system for efficient detection of foodborne pathogens

UGA scientist creates system for efficient detection of foodborne pathogens

Single foodborne outbreak can have large ramifications for restaurants

Single foodborne outbreak can have large ramifications for restaurants

Scientists resolve 3D protein structures to combat dangerous infectious diseases

Scientists resolve 3D protein structures to combat dangerous infectious diseases

Most Philadelphia home kitchens contain at least one foodborne pathogen, study finds

Most Philadelphia home kitchens contain at least one foodborne pathogen, study finds

Safety tips to prevent food poisoning from eggs

Safety tips to prevent food poisoning from eggs

Popular cookbooks offer readers little useful advice about reducing food-safety risks, study finds

Popular cookbooks offer readers little useful advice about reducing food-safety risks, study finds

Researchers urge health agencies to develop clear guidelines for disclosing foodborne illness outbreaks

Researchers urge health agencies to develop clear guidelines for disclosing foodborne illness outbreaks

CSU chemists create simple, cheap testing systems to detect water or food-borne pathogens

CSU chemists create simple, cheap testing systems to detect water or food-borne pathogens

Celebrity chefs practice poor food safety habits, study finds

Celebrity chefs practice poor food safety habits, study finds