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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.
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

Chickens purchased from farmers markets carry higher bacterial loads

Chickens purchased from farmers markets carry higher bacterial loads

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