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.
UTSW researchers show how vulnerable cells armor themselves against infection

UTSW researchers show how vulnerable cells armor themselves against infection

SFU researchers help discover potential new drug to kill superbugs

SFU researchers help discover potential new drug to kill superbugs

Portable device paves way for better detection of foodborne illness

Portable device paves way for better detection of foodborne illness

Novel composite could help to reduce foodborne illness outbreaks

Novel composite could help to reduce foodborne illness outbreaks

Bile acids help norovirus to infect cells of the small intestine

Bile acids help norovirus to infect cells of the small intestine

Simple precautions to avoid food poisoning during the holiday season

Simple precautions to avoid food poisoning during the holiday season

New technology developed to more quickly detect and trace foodborne disease

New technology developed to more quickly detect and trace foodborne disease

Robust replication model of human noroviruses may pave way for effective therapeutics

Robust replication model of human noroviruses may pave way for effective therapeutics

Whole genome sequencing could give officials a powerful weapon to track disease outbreaks

Whole genome sequencing could give officials a powerful weapon to track disease outbreaks

AI used to find unsafe foods using consumer product reviews

AI used to find unsafe foods using consumer product reviews

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