Flour’s food safety battle

Around the world, wheat is one of the most important crops to many human civilizations. It can also be vital to animals and insects who seize the opportunity to dine on wheat, whether growing in fields or temporarily stored outside after harvest.

But as a recent article explains, wheat is one staple crop that is […]

Genome sequencing links recalled flour to E. coli outbreak

E. coli bacteria

Several weeks after a massive flour recall due to E. coli contamination, health officials are reporting they have found the “smoking gun” in the investigation, matching E. coli O121 from a sample of flour recovered from a sick person’s home to the outbreak strain that has sickened at least 38 people […]