April 12, 2013 As the start of Coachella this weekend reminds us, tis the season for outdoor music festivals. But great bands aren't the only things these massive, multiday gatherings can foster. Two recent studies document how such events can be breeding grounds for foodborne illnesses that rock your belly.
March 8, 2013 Noma, the Danish eatery that has won fans with its innovative and artful cuisine — and won Restaurant magazine's "World's Best Restaurant" title three times — is getting some unwelcome press, after dozens of people who ate at the Copenhagen restaurant fell sick.
November 29, 2012 A new way to clean spinach combines an old technique and a new one to get the disease-causing bacteria. But there aren't any commercial orders for the ultrasonic spinach spa just yet.
October 19, 2011 The outbreak of listeria in fresh cantaloupe has been blamed for at least 25 deaths and 123 illnesses in 26 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. Casualties have slowed since September, but the outbreak is far from over, officials say.
October 7, 2011 The CDC says that the Jensen Farms-related cantaloupe outbreak has extended to 20 states so far, starting on or after July 31. State and local health departments all over the country are investigating other listeriosis illnesses to determine if they are part of this outbreak.
October 5, 2011 Even now, weeks after the suspect cantaloupes were recalled, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cautions that there may be more reports of illness to come. The incubation period for listeriosis varies, but it can take as long as two months for symptoms to develop.
September 30, 2011 Updated figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 84 people in 19 states have been sickened by listeria bacteria from an outbreak linked to cantaloupes.
September 28, 2011 Listeria's long incubation period in the gut or even in the fridge means the threat is potentially sticking around longer than in other food-related outbreaks. So its more important than ever to be vigilant about what's in the fridge and how you fix it.
September 14, 2011 An outbreak of listeriosis linked to cantaloupes has led to the deaths of four people. Most of the cases have occurred in Colorado and New Mexico.
September 13, 2011 Meat processors warn the move will cause consumers to pay more for meat, but some large companies like Costco already require suppliers to prove their products are free from several strains of E. coli banned by the new rule.
September 12, 2011 A food safety expert says there are a few possible explanations for a new recall of ground turkey involving the same plant and the same strain of drug resistant bacteria that led to a massive recall in August.
August 4, 2011 Food giant Cargill is shutting down a plant in Springdale, Ark., and recalling turkey processed there because the meat may be contaminated with a strain of salmonella resistant to multiple antibiotics.
August 3, 2011 Government investigators have linked the illnesses of 77 people across the country to a strain of salmonella that is resistant to many antibiotics. The likely culprit is ground turkey, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
July 1, 2011 An E. coli outbreak after a school picnic in France has been tied to fenugreek sprouts. The evidence, though circumstantial, appears solid and may help explain how a particularly virulent strain of bacteria has made its way into European foods.
June 14, 2011 While Republican Agriculture Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers says the reduced funding proposed in his bill reflects hard decisions, Democrats say the decisions are too hard on programs to feed the hungry.