Heading to the fair? Read this first

It’s all fun and game until someone gets food poisoning.

A big part of summer for many people is attending fairs, festivals and rodeos. There are always fun things to see and experience, including art work, music, games, rides and more. Recently, one of the biggest draws to these events is unique types of foods […]

New food safety measures hope to decrease foodborne illness outbreaks

Food safety has been on the minds of many political officials lately as a final ruling regarding mechanically tenderized beef was made this week, along with the introduction of two new food safety bills that have the potential to strengthen the federal food safety system.

First, after three years of debate, the U.S. Department of […]

New technology tracks Listeria through DNA sequencing

Genetic epidemiology is changing the detection of foodborne illnesses, according to a new study performed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in which researchers have sequenced the DNA of every Listeria sample tied to an illness in the United States—about 800 per year.

The new detection method can identify gaps in […]