Foodborne Illness News and Research

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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.
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

Restaurants not effective in communicating risks of eating undercooked meat to customers, study shows

Restaurants not effective in communicating risks of eating undercooked meat to customers, study shows

Researchers discover secret ingredient for improving kitchen food safety

Researchers discover secret ingredient for improving kitchen food safety

Television cooking shows miss opportunity to model proper safety measures

Television cooking shows miss opportunity to model proper safety measures

Researchers develop new strategy to immunize against microbes that cause foodborne illness

Researchers develop new strategy to immunize against microbes that cause foodborne illness

Novel nanosensor could quickly detect sickness-causing bacteria in food or water

Novel nanosensor could quickly detect sickness-causing bacteria in food or water

Novel nanosensor could rapidly detect pathogens that cause foodborne illnesses

Novel nanosensor could rapidly detect pathogens that cause foodborne illnesses