News tagged with contaminated food
(HealthDay)—Ground turkey from retail stores is often contaminated with fecal bacteria, and in many cases the bacteria are resistant to antibiotics, according to a report published in the June issue of ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 03, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The illegal use of clenbuterol in livestock farming may affect the results of doping controls in sport. This is the conclusion of a study by the Institute of Food Safety, RIKILT Wageningen UR, Netherlands, in partnership ...
Health Apr 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Virginia Tech scientists have provided new evidence that biofilms—bacteria that adhere to surfaces and build protective coatings—are at work in the survival of the human pathogen Salmonella.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 1 |
The Center for Biosecurity of UPMC today released online ahead of print a new report, When Good Food Goes Bad: Strengthening the US Response to Foodborne Disease Outbreaks. The authors analyzed existing data and studies on ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The producer of Ikea meatballs withdrawn from shelves in 25 countries has found horsemeat in its products, Sweden's national food agency SLA said Wednesday.
Health Feb 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Shares of Novo Nordisk tumbled Monday after the Danish drugmaker said U.S. regulators need a new study before they can finish their review of two diabetes treatments, a development that could delay approval for several years.
Other Feb 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Leafy green vegetables are responsible for more foodborne illnesses than any other food, according to a new government report.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Farmworkers are at potential risk from food and waterborne illnesses because of the condition of cooking and eating facilities available to them, according to a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Health Jan 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and ...
Health Jan 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
Italian risotto, Spanish paella and the British traditional Sunday roast (consisting of roasted meat, roast potatoes and vegetables). - these are only a small sample of foods which symbolise individual countries ...
Health Dec 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
It's about to get faster and easier to diagnose food poisoning. But there's a downside: It could make it harder to spot and solve dangerous outbreaks.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Poor hand hygiene is often thought to be the main cause of outbreaks of foodborne illnesses. Although it is well recognized that utensils used for food preparation can harbor bacteria, a new study by Qing Wang and her colleagues ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Norovirus causes more than half of all food-born illnesses in the United States, and is the second greatest source of reported food borne illness outbreaks in the European Union. A recent study found that grape seed extract ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
The UN's refugee agency warned Friday that an outbreak of hepatitis E among refugees in South Sudan was worsening and that it did not have the needed funds to contain it.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Lab tests have found bacteria in two other medical products made by the Massachusetts-based specialty pharmacy at the center of an ongoing fungal meningitis outbreak, U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Foodborne illness (also foodborne disease and colloquially referred to as food poisoning) is any illness resulting from the consumption of contaminated food.
There are two types of food poisoning: food infection and food intoxication. Food infection refers to the presence of bacteria or other microbes which infect the body after consumption. Food intoxication refers to the ingestion of toxins contained within the food, including bacterially produced exotoxins, which can happen even when the microbe that produced the toxin is no longer present or able to cause infection. In spite of the common term food poisoning, most cases are caused by a variety of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, prions or parasites that contaminate food, rather than chemical or natural toxins.
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