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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.
Salmonella traced to tomatoes

Salmonella traced to tomatoes

FDA statement on foodborne E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in spinach

FDA statement on foodborne E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in spinach

Listeriosis and pregnancy

Listeriosis and pregnancy

Less antibiotic use in food animals leads to less drug resistance in people

Less antibiotic use in food animals leads to less drug resistance in people

Americans are eating safer!

Americans are eating safer!

Finding foodborne illness outbreaks sooner, faster

Finding foodborne illness outbreaks sooner, faster

New miniature sensors for analysing DNA

New miniature sensors for analysing DNA

Food safety regulators meet in global effort to reduce the more than 2 billion cases of foodborne illness

Food safety regulators meet in global effort to reduce the more than 2 billion cases of foodborne illness

New under-skin sensor that monitors blood sugar levels for diabetics

New under-skin sensor that monitors blood sugar levels for diabetics

Beef tacos with a side order of Escherichia coli

Beef tacos with a side order of Escherichia coli

Alfalfa sprouts recalled due to possible health risk

Alfalfa sprouts recalled due to possible health risk

Compound Cilantro found in salsa kills harmful Salmonella bacteria

Compound Cilantro found in salsa kills harmful Salmonella bacteria

76 million people get sick in US, 300,000 are hospitalized, and 5,000 die from foodborne illness

76 million people get sick in US, 300,000 are hospitalized, and 5,000 die from foodborne illness

New AMA guide on treating foodborne illness

New AMA guide on treating foodborne illness