Infographic: Food safety is top concern for chicken consumers

A recent survey shows that among 1,013 American consumers of chicken, food safety is the top concern when thinking about purchases.

Other top priorities were animal disease, hormone and steroid use (which is not allowed in the U.S. poultry industry), and antibiotic use.

The survey was conducted by ORC International and WATT Global Media, on […]

Don’t be an Easter party pooper

Nobody likes to be sick on a holiday.

Whether you celebrate Easter or just like making your food colorful, it’s important to make sure any Easter eggs you decorate this season are done so in a way that won’t cause you to get sick.

When we incorporate eggs into decorations and activities like egg hunts, […]

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Food Safety

Ten Countries Impacted by Salmonella Tainted Eggs from Poland – Food Safety Magazine More than 360 people in 10 countries have been affected by a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak linked to an […]

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 […]

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 […]

Minnesota: Land of 10,000 outbreaks?

Salmonella

The presence of Salmonella in certain brands of chicken and tuna has recently lead to three different food recalls and has resulted in more than four million pounds of food being discarded. While the recalls involve three different food companies, and seemingly began completely separate of one another, they all have one thing […]

Research on Salmonella in cattle lymph nodes continues

Recent research has been showing that the foodborne pathogen Salmonella can be apparent in the lymph nodes of cattle causing contamination in undercooked ground beef. Commonly thought of as a concern in undercooked poultry instead of beef, Salmonella may be showing up in ground beef because the lymph nodes are not typically removed during the […]