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The Food Poisoning 411
As the weather warms up, you are probably thinking about spending more time outdoors. And, of course, you will have to pick out the perfect snacks for these outings. As fun as this all sounds, it can quickly become dangerous if you're not careful.
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.
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.
Potential Hummus Health Hazard Prompts Recall
Potential contamination has prompted the nationwide recall of several Sabra Dipping Co. hummus products — to the tune of 30,000 cases.
Foodborne Infection May Be a Family Affair
Even with infections that don't spread easily , family members might still run the risk of developing the same infections, simply due to a shared environment. Researchers explored this issue for one infection in particular — toxoplasmosis.
E. Coli Scare Leads to Recalls
Certain types of the bacteria E. coli live in our intestines without causing trouble or harm. But other strains can cause serious illness. Two related California companies have recalled pre-packaged salads and wraps due to concerns about this type of the bacteria.
Listeria Recalls Expanded
A number of food products, including packaged potato and tuna salads, were recalled in October due to concerns about a bacteria called Listeria . The recalls have been expanded this week and now include a variety of additional meat products and salads.
Several Recalls Due to Listeria Worries
Even when no illnesses have been reported, sometimes concerns about food safety can cause a stir. That was the case this week, as several companies announced food contamination worries. Luckily, no reports of consumers becoming ill have developed.
Answers at Last in Texas Cyclospora Cases
This summer, several outbreaks of illness caused by the parasite Cyclospora swept across the US. Many of those illnesses occurred in Texas, and the infection source was unknown.