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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.
Improving education about risky food handling behaviors may reduce foodborne illness

Improving education about risky food handling behaviors may reduce foodborne illness

New guidelines on how to use social media to communicate effectively about food safety

New guidelines on how to use social media to communicate effectively about food safety

New methods of dectecting foodborne illness-causing Salmonella in pork meat processing

New methods of dectecting foodborne illness-causing Salmonella in pork meat processing

Researchers develop sensing microbiosensor that detects beneficial bacteria in food

Researchers develop sensing microbiosensor that detects beneficial bacteria in food

Salmonella cases are not associated with Danish broiler meat, shows report

Salmonella cases are not associated with Danish broiler meat, shows report

Researchers examine how evolution relates to health

Researchers examine how evolution relates to health

Scientists to develop faster method for pathogen screening in food products

Scientists to develop faster method for pathogen screening in food products

Protein in Salmonella inactivates mast cells that fight against bacteria

Protein in Salmonella inactivates mast cells that fight against bacteria

Food safety tips for people with HIV/AIDS

Food safety tips for people with HIV/AIDS

Ten tips for safe Thanksgiving meals

Ten tips for safe Thanksgiving meals

Researchers identify agricultural management practices that can reduce contamination risk in produce

Researchers identify agricultural management practices that can reduce contamination risk in produce

Gov't shutdown triggered by Capitol Hill causes damage to public health

Gov't shutdown triggered by Capitol Hill causes damage to public health

First Edition: September 9, 2013

First Edition: September 9, 2013

Tips to avoid foodborne illness

Tips to avoid foodborne illness

Research provides answers to issues related to human pathogens in mushroom growth substrate

Research provides answers to issues related to human pathogens in mushroom growth substrate

Report shows that fatal rabies virus is transmitted through transplanted kidney

Report shows that fatal rabies virus is transmitted through transplanted kidney

FDA revokes policy that prohibited sale of feed contaminated with Salmonella

FDA revokes policy that prohibited sale of feed contaminated with Salmonella

Food safety tips to keep your picnic free from unpleasant side effects

Food safety tips to keep your picnic free from unpleasant side effects

New report reveals how people's interaction with pets, kitchens influences foodborne illness

New report reveals how people's interaction with pets, kitchens influences foodborne illness

Social media and DNA fingerprinting played important role in alerting strep outbreak

Social media and DNA fingerprinting played important role in alerting strep outbreak