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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.
Codex Alimentarius Commission approves new standards to protect consumers' health

Codex Alimentarius Commission approves new standards to protect consumers' health

Study finds only 5% of US wash hands long enough to kill germs

Study finds only 5% of US wash hands long enough to kill germs

New approach may reduce time to identify Salmonella strains, say researchers

New approach may reduce time to identify Salmonella strains, say researchers

Juice products from Juices Incorporated have potential health risk, FDA warns

Juice products from Juices Incorporated have potential health risk, FDA warns

Phenylbutazone in horsemeat detected by Thermo Fisher Scientific test

Phenylbutazone in horsemeat detected by Thermo Fisher Scientific test

ProtiDiet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bars may contain Salmonella, warns FDA

ProtiDiet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bars may contain Salmonella, warns FDA

New report focuses on strengthening U.S. response to illness outbreaks

New report focuses on strengthening U.S. response to illness outbreaks

FDA proposes two new food safety rules to help prevent foodborne illness

FDA proposes two new food safety rules to help prevent foodborne illness

3M Molecular detection assay Salmonella certified by AFNOR Certification

3M Molecular detection assay Salmonella certified by AFNOR Certification

Critical safety hints for post-hurricane Sandy recovery

Critical safety hints for post-hurricane Sandy recovery

Study finds identical strains of antibiotic-resistant C. coli in ABF and conventionally raised pigs

Study finds identical strains of antibiotic-resistant C. coli in ABF and conventionally raised pigs

Many older people not equipped to keep food safe during extended power outages

Many older people not equipped to keep food safe during extended power outages

Antibiotic residues in meat can allow pathogenic bacteria to proliferate

Antibiotic residues in meat can allow pathogenic bacteria to proliferate

Lunch boxes and school eating areas are hotspots for bacteria

Lunch boxes and school eating areas are hotspots for bacteria

Study explores role of L. reuteri against foodborne infection

Study explores role of L. reuteri against foodborne infection

UC Davis, CDC, Agilent and FDA partner to develop public database of foodborne pathogen genomes

UC Davis, CDC, Agilent and FDA partner to develop public database of foodborne pathogen genomes

AOAC certifies InstantLabs Salmonella Species Food Safety Kit

AOAC certifies InstantLabs Salmonella Species Food Safety Kit

Food safety tips while barbecuing

Food safety tips while barbecuing

E coli detection in contaminated meat to be ‘sped up’ says USDA

E coli detection in contaminated meat to be ‘sped up’ says USDA

Scientists identify hypervirulent Salmonella bacteria

Scientists identify hypervirulent Salmonella bacteria