Foodborne illness on the rise: What’s really going on

Chances are you or someone you know has gotten food poisoning this year. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), foodborne illness impacts one in six people in the U.S. every year. That’s 48 million people.

And with reports increasing of foodborne illness and outbreaks, it’s worth examining the “hows” and […]

Outbreak alert: Listeria in frozen vegetables in Australia and New Zealand

First it happened in Europe, and then in the land down under.

Like the United Kingdom did last month, Australia and New Zealand have recalled a wide amount of frozen vegetable products due to concerns of Listeria contamination — specifically Listeria monocytogenes.

The recall involves the same supplier as the overseas recall, […]

Report: Chicken responsible for greatest percentage of foodborne illness outbreaks

With more than 100,000 Americans sickened by foodborne illnesses between 2009 and 2015, you’d think there would be one food that was most often implicated in outbreaks, right?

Well, you’d be correct. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report containing many of the facts and figures of this six-year-span.

Chicken […]

Foodborne illness outbreaks grow as imported food increases

As the proportion of U.S. food imported from other countries increases, a recent analysis found the number of foodborne illness outbreaks associated with imported foods has also increased.

The study, “Outbreaks of Disease Associated with Food Imported into the United States, 1996-2014,” found that 19% of food consumed by Americans is now imported, including 97% […]

Study finds eggs from small flocks more likely to contain Salmonella

Eggs from small local enterprises may not be all they are cracked up to be when compared to “commercially produced” eggs, or those you typically find in grocery stores. This is according to a new study that found eggs from small flocks of chickens are more likely to be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis than eggs […]

As prepared meal options increase at supermarkets, so have food safety issues

From premade pizzas to taco bars and sushi counters, supermarkets are starting to look a lot more like takeout restaurants. Data shows, however, that as these prepared meal offerings have increased, so have new food safety issues that some chains are struggling to manage.

For example, one popular grocer who has been seen as a […]

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Expert survey says: You can’t just test your way to food safety – Food Safety News Recent foodborne illness outbreaks have pushed pathogen testing into the headlines, with national restaurant chains […]