Foodborne Illnesses

FDA: Another <i>E. coli</i> Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce

FDA: Another E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce

So far, 32 people across 11 states have become sick with E. coli after eating romaine lettuce.

CDC Warns of <i>Salmonella</i> Illnesses Linked to Raw Chicken

CDC Warns of Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Raw Chicken

92 people in 29 states sickened so far; 21 hospitalizations; no deaths reported.

FDA Amends Food Additive Regulations to No Longer Allow Use of 7 Substances

FDA Amends Food Additive Regulations to No Longer Allow Use of 7 Substances

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The petition was submitted by a number of non-profit organizations including the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Breast Cancer Fund.

Ground Beef Recalled After <i>E Coli</i> Outbreak

Ground Beef Recalled After E Coli Outbreak

Beef was produced and packaged at Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan, Colo.

Final CDC Update on <i>Salmonella</i> Linked to Backyard Poultry

Final CDC Update on Salmonella Linked to Backyard Poultry

Live chicks, ducklings obtained from relatives, feed supply stores, websites, and hatcheries.

130 Now Sickened by Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal

130 Now Sickened by Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal

Thirty-four people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.

CDC: <i>Salmonella</i> Outbreak in 4 States Linked to Kosher Chicken

CDC: Salmonella Outbreak in 4 States Linked to Kosher Chicken

To date, 8 people have been hospitalized and 1 patient has died.

Child Health Concerns Related to Use of Food Additives

Child Health Concerns Related to Use of Food Additives

Substantial improvements to food additives regulatory system are needed.

Food-Induced Anaphylaxis Risk in Infants, Children

Food-Induced Anaphylaxis Risk in Infants, Children

Respiratory symptoms were more common in older children compared with infants who presented with food-induced anaphylaxis.

FDA: Illnesses Tied to Fresh Crab Meat Imported From Venezuela

FDA: Illnesses Tied to Fresh Crab Meat Imported From Venezuela

Illnesses appear to be caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria.

High Rates of <i>Salmonella</i> Contamination Identified in Kratom

High Rates of Salmonella Contamination Identified in Kratom

As of end of May 2018, 199 cases of salmonellosis identified that were linked to kratom consumption.

100 Now Sickened by Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal

100 Now Sickened by Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal

Thirty people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.

Tick-Caused Meat Allergy on the Rise in the United States

Tick-Caused Meat Allergy on the Rise in the United States

Lone star tick is most common in the South, but may be spreading to new areas

Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal Recalled Due to <i>Salmonella</i> Risk

Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

Twenty-four people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.

Acute infectious diarrhea: a clinical approach

Acute infectious diarrhea: a clinical approach

The first step for managing a patient with diarrhea is to determine the severity of dehydration according to the estimated volume loss and the symptoms and signs noted on physical examination.

Ultra-processed foods may increase overall, breast cancer risks

Ultra-processed foods may increase overall, breast cancer risks

An increased consumption of processed foods by 10% was associated with more than 10% increased risk for overall and breast cancers.

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.

Don't let spoiled food sour your patients' summer

Don't let spoiled food sour your patients' summer

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As more people grill and prepare food outdoors, are you prepared to treat patients who present with acute gastrointestinal illness?

Intranasal vaccine effective against Norwalk virus illness

Intranasal vaccine effective against Norwalk virus illness

Two doses of a virus-like particle vaccine protects against Norwalk virus gastroenteritis, infection.

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.

New multidrug resistant salmonella strain emerging

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Reports of a strain of salmonella highly resistant to ciprofloxacin are increasing in several European countries, and health officials have identified isolates of the bacteria in the United States and Canada.

Ground turkey culprit in Salmonella outbreak

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Salmonella Heidelberg sickens 76, kills one in 26 state outbreak linked to ground turkey.

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