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Is Cruise Ship Food Getting Safer?
Nothing can ruin a vacation like a bout of food poisoning. But new evidence suggests the risk may be lower than ever — at least on US cruise ships.
Listeria Found in Blue Bell Facility
Months after Blue Bell Creameries closed its facilities due to listeria contamination in its ice cream, the company is reporting that it has found more listeria in one of its facilities.
Let's Talk Turkey
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means you likely have turkey on the brain.
New Tool Lets Users Track Foodborne Outbreaks
Anyone with Internet access can now track every US foodborne illness outbreak reported in the past 15 years.
Rx-Resistant E. Coli: An Emerging Threat
Antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" are here — and new evidence suggests that their numbers are rising.
Salmonella Cucumber Outbreak Hits 30 States
Cucumbers are thought to be behind a salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds across the US in recent weeks.
FDA Investigates Outbreak Tied to Cucumbers
The FDA, CDC, and state and local officials are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Poona linked to “slicer” cucumbers, supplied by Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce and grown in Baja, Mexico.
How to Stay Healthy Abroad
Your passage abroad is booked and your hotel room is reserved. But before you pack your bags and head out, it may be wise to consider one more important factor: your health.
Tips for a Fun, Safe Memorial Day
Food, fun and sun — what’s not to like about having a day off on Memorial Day? Whether you're planning to enjoy a backyard barbecue or a day at the beach, use these tips to make sure you and your family stay safe and healthy this holiday weekend.
Wiping out Food Poisoning
Maybe you cooked your chicken thoroughly — but is there a chance some of the raw juice splattered on the counter? If so, bacteria could still cause illness, but an easy extra step may help keep you healthy.