Food Safety

Report outlines strategy to improve food allergy safety in US

Report outlines strategy to improve food allergy safety in US

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The Committee on Food Allergies concluded that the actual prevalence of food allergies is unknown due to misinterpretation of symptoms and lack of simple diagnostic tests.

Drug-resistant foodborne bacteria on the rise

Drug-resistant foodborne bacteria on the rise

In 2013, one-quarter of Campylobacter samples from infected people were resistant to quinolone antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin, the agency said.

FDA recalls Queso Fresco cheese for <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> contamination

FDA recalls Queso Fresco cheese for Staphylococcus aureus contamination

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To date, no illnesses are known by the Department of Agriculture and Markets to be associated with this product.

Novel test may be able to predict peanut allergy intensity

Novel test may be able to predict peanut allergy intensity

Current allergy tests are not very reliable when it comes to diagnosing a patient's reaction.

Advise peanut allergic patients to avoid cumin products

Advise peanut allergic patients to avoid cumin products

Packaged food should not have enough of the peanut-contaminated cumin to trigger an allergic reaction, but patients with peanut allergy should be careful just in case.

Be alert for food allergens omitted from nutrition labels

Be alert for food allergens omitted from nutrition labels

Nearly one-third of all foods reported as serious health risks involved allergens that were not listed on food labels.

CDC: Beware of antibiotic resistance in foodborne pathogens

CDC: Beware of antibiotic resistance in foodborne pathogens

The rate of resistance to quinolone drugs in Salmonella typhi rose to 68% in 2012.

Managing food allergies 
in primary care

Managing food allergies 
in primary care

As gatekeepers, primary-care clinicians are able to provide education on the recognition and treatment of potentially fatal complications.

FDA introduces new food defense rule

FDA introduces new food defense rule

Goal is to protect U.S. food supply from potential terrorist acts.

Promoting food safety for children with allergies

Promoting food safety for children with allergies

Children with food allergies often face complications when they head off to school. Educating parents and working with them to create action plans for their child is an important part of creating a safe environment.

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