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.
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

FDA awards $21.8 million to support states in implementing FSMA produce safety rule

FDA awards $21.8 million to support states in implementing FSMA produce safety rule

Exclusion of farmworkers from standard labor protection contributes to heat-related deaths

Exclusion of farmworkers from standard labor protection contributes to heat-related deaths

Researchers develop new method to culture norovirus in intestinal cells

Researchers develop new method to culture norovirus in intestinal cells

Newly developed app could help combat food poisoning

Newly developed app could help combat food poisoning

New UNC School of Medicine study shows how some bacteria can spread throughout the body

New UNC School of Medicine study shows how some bacteria can spread throughout the body

CosmosID announces $6M in Series B funding round

CosmosID announces $6M in Series B funding round

Study shows pathogens can survive in dry foods for long periods of time

Study shows pathogens can survive in dry foods for long periods of time

FDA finalizes innovative food safety rules to prevent foodborne illness

FDA finalizes innovative food safety rules to prevent foodborne illness

Researchers examine how food safety experts can help support nonprofit food pantries

Researchers examine how food safety experts can help support nonprofit food pantries

FDA takes major step to put greater emphasis on the prevention of foodborne illness

FDA takes major step to put greater emphasis on the prevention of foodborne illness

Turing Pharmaceuticals acquires rights to market Daraprim (pyrimethamine) in the U.S.

Turing Pharmaceuticals acquires rights to market Daraprim (pyrimethamine) in the U.S.

Clinicians play key role in making consumers aware of the threats of foodborne diseases

Clinicians play key role in making consumers aware of the threats of foodborne diseases

Researchers reveal risks of drinking raw milk

Researchers reveal risks of drinking raw milk

Trust for America's Health supports President's proposal to end sequestration

Trust for America's Health supports President's proposal to end sequestration

Improving education about risky food handling behaviors may reduce foodborne illness

Improving education about risky food handling behaviors may reduce foodborne illness