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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 and Mexican regulatory counterparts strengthen partnership on food safety

FDA and Mexican regulatory counterparts strengthen partnership on food safety

New lactic acid bacteria can be used to make camel milk products safer

New lactic acid bacteria can be used to make camel milk products safer

FDA proposes new rule that lays the foundation for end-to-end food traceability

FDA proposes new rule that lays the foundation for end-to-end food traceability

Researchers discover both good and bad kitchen habits in different European countries

Researchers discover both good and bad kitchen habits in different European countries

Current poultry food safety guidelines for preventing salmonellosis are inadequate

Current poultry food safety guidelines for preventing salmonellosis are inadequate

Fresh and frozen food can harbor SARS-CoV-2 for at least 21 days

Fresh and frozen food can harbor SARS-CoV-2 for at least 21 days

Edible coating made with green tea extract kills norovirus, bacteria

Edible coating made with green tea extract kills norovirus, bacteria

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