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By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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Horse blood pudding linked to food poisoning outbreak in Vietnam

Nearly two dozen participating in a party in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai were sickened food poisoning after consuming horse blood pudding, according to a Saigon Giai Phong report Tuesday. Image/CIA Samples More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 13th, 2014
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Patrons of Nyack restaurant warned of possible hepatitis A exposure

The viral infections, hepatitis A,  has been confirmed in a food handler at the La Fontana restaurant in Nyack, NY prompting health officials to issue a warning to patrons and fellow employees of a possible exposure More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 11th, 2014
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NC health officials warn Charlotte Papa John’s customers of possible hepatitis A exposure

​The Mecklenburg County Health Department (MCHD) is warning patrons of a Papa John’s Pizza restaurant in Charlotte, NC of a possible exposure to heaptitis A, health officials state in a press release yesterday. Papa More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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Foster Farms salmonella outbreak up by 43 case since March

The Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken has increased by 43 cases since Mar. 3, bringing the total cases to 524, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today. The More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 28th, 2014
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Illinois health officials warn of salmonella risk with illegal Mexican cheeses

Illinois health officials are advising the public not to eat  illegally manufactured cheeses after some 100 people contracted salmonellosis in 13 counties, according to an advisory yesterday. Image/CDC A sample More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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CDC releases ‘Salmonella Atlas’, contains over 40 years of data

Forty years of data on a major cause of food poisoning now is available to the public, the food industry, and researchers in a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data, collected More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 16th, 2014
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New Zealand warns of hepatitis A potential with apples and peaches

The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) issued a warning earlier concerning a hepatitis A risk associated with certain fresh fruit sold in recent weeks. They say that a worker  in a Hawke’s Bay More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, March 13th, 2014
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USGS warns of gnathostomiasis risk in raw or undercooked Asian swamp eels

In a new study, published ahead of print in the journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has found the parasitic worm, Gnathostoma species in Asian swamp eels collected More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
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Multistate campylobacter outbreak linked to chicken livers used for pâté

A campylobacter outbreak that has sickened at least five people in Oregon and Ohio has been linked to undercooked or raw chicken used as  pâté, according to a Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Food Safety Alert More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
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Venezuela reports spike in Chagas disease cases in January 2014

The Venezuela Ministry of Health has reported a great surge of the parasitic infection, Chagas disease during the first month of 2014, according to an El Universal report Feb. 4 (computer translated). The “kissing More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
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Scotland E. coli outbreak linked to burgers sold at SSE Hydro

Several health agencies in Scotland to include the Public Health Protection Unit of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC), Health Protection Scotland, the Food Standards Agency and Glasgow City Council Environmental More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
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Bakery workers linked to norovirus outbreak in Japanese schoolkids

In a follow-up to a report late last week where nearly 1,000 people, primarily schoolchildren, contracted the gastrointestinal infection norovirus, an investigation reveals the source of the outbreak was three More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
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Middle Eastern dish, ‘Turshi’, linked to Amarillo botulism cases

In a follow-up to a story last week, health officials from the City of Amarillo and federal and state officials conclude the four cases of botulism reported last week have a common food source, a homemade food,  reported More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
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Amarillo health officials investigate botulism cases

The City of Amarillo Department of Public Health (DPH) is investigating at least four cases of botulism, according to a press release Wednesday. Health officials say that a suspected case of botulism was reported More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, December 8th, 2013
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Retrospective: ‘Cannibal sandwiches’ linked to E. coli cases in Wisconsin last year

A traditional winter holiday specialty in certain regions of the upper Midwest has been linked to cases of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Wisconsin late 2012, early 2013, according to a Centers for Disease Control More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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CDC investigating Vibrio parahaemolyticus increase affecting 13 states

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced recently an investigation of an increase of vibriosis caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus. In coordination with state health departments, the federal More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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FSIS releases plan for dealing with Salmonella in meat and poultry products

With an estimated 1.3 million illnesses can be attributed to Salmonella every year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today released its Salmonella Action Plan More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
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Michigan salmonella outbreak hits 29 cases, possibly linked to two Roosevelt Park establishments

In a follow-up on the salmonella outbreak in Muskegon County, Michigan, health officials say that the investigation that is winding down possibly links it to two Roosevelt Park establishments. Image/CDC Public More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, November 11th, 2013
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CDC announces investigation into multistate STEC O157:H7 outbreak, 26 people infected from three states

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Sunday the investigation into a multistate Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 (STEC O157:H7) outbreak currently affecting 26 people from More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
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Discussing foodborne illness with Dr. Doug Powell

Outbreaks of salmonella and the parasite, cyclospora, have been big stories in the news during recent weeks and months. Image/CDC To sort out some of the latest foodborne illness news, food scientist and editor More...


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