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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.
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.
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.
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.
More Than 320,000 Pounds of Meat Recalled
It's nuts! Hundreds of thousands of pounds of meat have been recalled in Texas due to undeclared peanuts. Where is the label?
Leapin’ Lizards! Salmonella from Pet Reptiles Climbs
Salmonella is usually thought of as a foodborne illness. There is a type of Salmonella passed on by pet reptiles, however, and it seems to be affecting young children.
Toss Out Your Caramel Apples
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is taking action after a common holiday treat sickened several people in the US.