Entries in Food Poisoning (91)

Thursday
Aug042016

Texas hands Blue Bell potential $850K fine over listeria

Texas fined Blue Bell Creameries for a listeria contamination last year linked to the deaths of three people, but the ice cream maker could end up paying only a fraction of the $850,000 penalty under an agreement announced Friday.

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Friday
May272016

USDA requires labeling of "Blade tenderized" for risk of pathogens

A new USDA-mandated label will start appearing on cuts of beef this week, noting whether the meat was run through a machine that uses blades or needles to pierce and break down the muscle fibers and make it easier to chew. But it also means the meat has a greater chance of being contaminated and making you sick.

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Friday
May202016

Frozen food recall over listeria contamination widens

Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem the listeria-linked illnesses and deaths worry it'll be difficult to get consumers to dig through their freezers and check for products they may have bought as far back as 2014.

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Friday
May202016

Trendy food trucks: A poor health safety record 

Food trucks have become a popular staple of the local food scene, but they have been lagging behind restaurants and even sidewalk food carts in one important category -- health safety, a Times data analysis found.

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Wednesday
May112016

Trader Joe's expands recall of frozen products over listeria concerns

Grocery store Trader Joe’s has expanded a recall of frozen vegetables due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

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Wednesday
May112016

Raw Apricot Kernels Pose Risk Of Cyanide Poisoning, Warns EFSA 

Eating more than three small raw apricot kernels, or less than half of one large kernel can be toxic to adults while consuming even one small apricot kernel can be fatal for toddlers, warns the European Food Safety Authority.

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Wednesday
May112016

NY school poised for deep clean after students get norovirus 

Bayport-Blue Point High School on Long Island in New York was disinfected after several students returned from a trip with norovirus.

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Tuesday
Apr262016

Pesticide found in popular breakfast foods, test finds

Glyphosate, the most widely used agricultural herbicide, was found in 11 of 24 breakfast food samples tested recently. The Alliance for Natural Health-USA (ANH-USA) conducted the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) testing.

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Friday
Mar112016

The FDA Just Found Widespread Salmonella Contamination in Spices

The FDA first started looking into the issue of salmonella in your spice cabinet back in 2013. After two years and more than 7,000 spice batches tested, the agency reported on Friday that spices are more than twice (6.6 percent) as likely as any other imported food to be contaminated with salmonella.

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Thursday
Feb182016

Norovirus outbreak suspected at University of Michigan, nearly 100 students sickened

Close to 100 students at the University of Michigan have become ill and health officials at the university suspect its because of the highly contagious norovirus.

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