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  • Mon, 23 Apr 2018 05:57:15 +0000: Not it: Grocery stores, school say they don’t have the romaine - Food Safety News
    Officials from two regional grocery chains in Wisconsin and a state university in Connecticut are distancing their operations from a nationwide E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. Federal officials have traced the ongoing E. coli O157:H7 outbreak to romaine from the Yuma, AZ, area. The outbreak has sickened at least 53 people in 16... Continue Reading
  • Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:01:20 +0000: Scientist creates faster way to fingerprint foodborne pathogens - Food Safety News
    University of Georgia food scientist Xiangyu Deng has created a system that can identify subtypes of foodborne pathogens in a fraction of the time taken by traditional methods. Quick detection and pathogen fingerprinting can save lives by helping to identify foodborne illness outbreaks and their victims, thereby making it easier to contain outbreaks. “In outbreaks,... Continue Reading
  • Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:00:06 +0000: Listeria outbreak likely burning out; politicians still adding fuel - Food Safety News
    The 1,011 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases, including 193 deaths, in South Africa are still creating political fissures in the country. Last week, there was another dust-up with a Member of Parliment (MP) from the opposition Democratic Alliance party who called out the government. MP Patricia Kopane said the government had instructed Port Health Services to stop... Continue Reading
  • Sun, 22 Apr 2018 04:26:50 +0000: Publisher’s Platform: At least 64 with E. coli in 16 States Linked to Romaine Lettuce from Yuma Arizona - Food Safety News
    The Numbers: As of Friday night, the CDC reported 53 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 being reported from 16 states.  However, the CDC reported only 1 case in Alaska while the Alaska Department of Public Health reported 8 ill from the Anvil Mountain Correctional Center in Nome, and that its investigation had confirmed... Continue Reading
  • Sun, 22 Apr 2018 04:25:52 +0000: More restaurant workers with Hepatitis A; vaccinations urged - Food Safety News
    State and county officials across the country continue to alert the public about possible exposure to Hepatitis A from foodservice employees who have worked while infected with the virus. Two of the most recent warnings come from Arkansas and Indiana. The lab-confirmed cases among restaurant employees are among more than 1,200 in a multi-state outbreak... Continue Reading

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