Food parasites to watch out for: Top 10

Last year’s outbreak of the foodborne pathogen Cyclospora in pre-made salad mixes brought a sometimes-overlooked type of pathogen into the forefront of people’s minds once again: parasites.

Some of the most well-known culprits behind food recalls are bacteria that live or die based on environmental conditions, like Salmonella, Listeria and E. coli. While parasites and […]

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 […]

Monday links

The first Monday in October is here! Take a moment and catch up with the latest news in the food safety, animal safety, agriculture and life science industries in this edition of Monday links.

Food Safety Nature’s pooper scoopers: Can dung beetles aid food safety? – Washington State University For farmers, especially organic farmers, who […]