Study: key bacteria in gut can promote foodborne illness

Although many think the worst when they hear “E. coli,” there are many forms of the bacteria that are actually harmless and critical to gut health. However, one of the most harmful forms is known as enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) which causes diarrhea and is linked with outbreaks featured in the news, including this year’s […]

The truth behind towel washing

Cold and flu season has once again begun. During this time of the year it is important to keep ourselves and our homes as germ-free as possible in order to help our immune systems stay healthy. With this in mind, a recent article from the Huffington Post discusses one of the most overlooked carriers of […]

First-ever global Listeria report released

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released the first-ever Global Listeria Report which concluded that in 2010 Listeria monocytogenes infected an estimated 23,150 people worldwide, killing 5,463 or 23.65% of them.

The study, known as “The Global Burden of Listeriosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” was published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases and according to […]

Safety tips for fun fall food

The autumn season is never complete without typical fall fun including trips to apple orchards, cider mills and local farmer’s markets. While purchasing locally-grown and produced fresh fruit, juices, vegetables, and other foods have grown more popular as of late, concerns about the safety of the items have come into question.

According to a recently […]

Foodborne illness can be in the bag

When people think about food safety they oftentimes know they should be concerned with washing their fruits and vegetables, refrigerating their leftover meals and cooking meat thoroughly in order to kill harmful bacteria and protect themselves from foodborne illnesses.

However, there are other aspects of food safety that people should be aware of including the […]

Optimization & prevention for animal safety

One of the key aspects of every farmer’s job is to ensure that their animals and crops are happy and healthy. To do this, they must put preventative measures in place to optimize performance and quality down the road.

The website All About Feed recently released its list of ways to optimize performance in animals, […]

Get in the know with the Monday Links

Can you believe it, we’re already at our last Monday Links for July! This year is going by quickly—and lots of news, too. Read below for your latest in food safety, toxicology and agricultural news.

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Why do Americans refrigerate their eggs?

If you live in North America, you’re probably used to finding your eggs next to the milk in refrigerated containers and behind glass doors in the supermarket. But if you live in, or have ever traveled over to the United Kingdom (UK), you may be a little lost. Nestled somewhere in the aisles amongst other […]

Safety matters: Grilling ground beef

[ SPANISH ] Keep your fingers crossed, wish on your lucky rabbit’s foot, find a four-leaf clover and look for a shooting star. I don’t mean to get you too excited, but spring may finally be here. With Memorial Day less than a week away in the United States, people are pulling their grills out […]

How to improve your Monday: Read our Monday Links

We’re just about to the end of April (doesn’t it seem like it was just last week we were celebrating the New Year?), and we have a lot of food and animal safety news for you. Here you go:

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