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UK issues dire warning on washing chicken

British authorities advised consumers on Monday against washing chicken saying that, contrary to common belief, the practice could lead to food poisoning.

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Main intestinal disease bacteria to be sequenced

The University of Liverpool is to decipher the genomes of the UK's main bacterial cause of food poisoning which results in over 21,000 hospital admissions and 100 deaths each year.

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'Holy' springs and holy water in Austria is badly contaminated

Water from "holy" springs in Austria is contaminated with faecal matter and nitrates and is not classed as safe for drinking. The water used in fonts in churches and hospital chapels also contains high amounts of bacteria. ...

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Slow headway for food safety

(Medical Xpress)—Despite the availability of new and preventive methods against foodborne diseases, their uptake throughout the entire chain of food production appears to be slow.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Combating gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis from food borne illness is a major public health concern both in Australia and overseas, and Swinburne University of Technology researchers are working on the early detection of bacteria that significantly ...

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Resistant food bacteria strains now common: EU study

Bacteria that cause the main food-borne infections among people in the European Union commonly show resistance to widely-used antibiotics and antimicrobials, an EU report showed Wednesday.

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Chicken liver pate is a potential source of food poisoning

University of Aberdeen scientists bought raw chicken livers from a typical range of supermarkets and butchers over a two-year period and, after testing in the lab, discovered the bug Campylobacter in 81% of them.

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Avoid high-risk foods, food-safety expert recommends

It seems that hardly a week goes by without another reported case of some food being blamed for causing people to get sick. Most recently, a national restaurant chain's clover sprouts were linked to a Midwestern outbreak ...

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