Evaluate your food safety habits this Food Safety Education Month

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To many people, September is the month kids go back to school, leaves begin to turn red, and orange and black take over grocery store displays despite Halloween still being two months away.

It’s also, believe it or not, Food Safety Education Month, a time for everyone to educate themselves […]

Putting the “no” in Norovirus

Illustration by Alissa Eckert, courtesy the CDC

Quick, imagine your ideal date. Is it followed by nausea and vomiting? What about cramps, a fever or diarrhea? We’re going to guess, “no.”

Unfortunately, sometimes dinner leads to foodborne illness, particularly from the prolific norovirus, which causes around 50% of all food poisoning cases.

The virus […]

Salmonella food poisoning linked to DNA damage

To put it lightly, food poisoning from Salmonella is an uncomfortable experience. After a few days, however, most people regain their strength and recover fully. At least that’s how it used to be. Now, food scientists at Cornell University have discovered that some Salmonella serotypes — variations of the bacterial species — can have a […]

Ever had food poisoning? You could be more susceptible to Crohn’s disease

Those who have experienced moderate food poisoning know that while its symptoms can be intense, they typically dissipate after a few days. However, new research is showing that people who retain a particular bacterium in their gut after a bout of food poisoning, may be at an increased risk of developing Crohn’s disease later in […]

Scientists discover new types of Salmonella in Africa

Salmonella

The first global-scale genetic study of Salmonella Enteritidis bacteria, which is a major cause of blood poisoning and death in Africa and food poisoning in the Western World, has discovered that there are in fact three separate types of the bacteria. The study also showed the African types have developed resistance to many […]

Tox Tuesday: Dirty money

In a recent study that analyzed the genetic material on $1 bills, scientists found several reasons why you shouldn’t put your money where your mouth is. Most of those reasons center on the dangerous bacteria and drug residue that is present on a high majority of bills circulating around the world today.

“It was quite […]

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal safety, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Animal Science

Infographic: Sunburn and Horses – The Horse Sun damage is a serious problem for some horses. It causes severe, painful blistering around sensitive areas, such as the eyes, muzzle, and […]

Don’t rely on the luck of the Irish to guarantee food safety

While a traditional dinner of corned beef and cabbage may bring you the “luck of the Irish,” on St. Patrick’s Day, you can’t rely on good luck to ensure that your meal is properly prepared and safe to eat. Instead, follow these tips provided by Food Safety News, to make sure that you and your […]

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest food safety, animal safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Animal Science

Anthrax found in North Dakota – Bovine Veterinarian A case of anthrax in cattle has hit the state of North Dakota for the first time this year, a veterinarian confirmed last […]

Throwback Thursday: The Poison Squad

Knowingly dining on meals laced with chemicals like formaldehyde and questionable preservatives such as borax—now commonly used as a detergent—was just another typical day on the job for a group of 12 men referred to as the Poison Squad.

It was the late 1800s and while food in the U.S. was full of imitation and […]