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WebMD lists foods ‘most likely’ to cause foodborne illnesses

WebMD, the popular website for checking on symptoms and finding a medical doctor, has published a list of foods “most likely” to cause foodborne illness. Certain foods, more than others, are linked to foodborne illnesses, according to federal public health officials. WebMD reports its “most likely” list from the federal Centers for Disease Control and… Continue Reading

White Castle worker latest to expose Louisville to hepatitis A

Louisville, KY, residents are getting another in what’s been a series of public warnings about hepatitis A. This time, anyone who dined at a local White Castle restaurant between April 6 and April 20 is advised they might have been exposed to the virus and should get vaccinated. That’s because a White Castle employee who was… Continue Reading

McDonald’s stock slips on news of hepatitis A infected worker

Another foodservice worker in Kentucky has been confirmed infected with the hepatitis A virus, but this time a McDonald’s location is implicated and the customers who ate and drank there are not the only people at risk. The fast food giant’s shareholders saw their stock dip with the news. Madison County (Kentucky) Health Department officials… Continue Reading

Triple play: EWG posts ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of fresh produce items

Opinion

Editor’s note: This opinion piece by Sonya Lunder, senior analyst for the Environmental Working Group, is part of a three-piece presentation today by Food Safety News. To read views on the same topic from an independent nutritionist and the Alliance for Food and Farming, please refer to the links at the bottom of this column. Many… Continue Reading

Triple play: AFF says rest easy, eat your fruits and vegetables

Opinion

Editor’s note: This opinion contribution by the Alliance for Food and Farming is part of a three-piece presentation today by Food Safety News. To read views on the same topic from the Environmental Working Group and an independent nutritionist, please refer to the links at the bottom of this column. Today the Environmental Working Group… Continue Reading

Triple play: ‘Pro-choice nutritionist’ calls out produce guides

Opinion

Editor’s note: This opinion contribution by Toby Amidor is part of a three-piece presentation today by Food Safety News. To read views on the same topic from the Environmental Working Group and the Alliance for Food and Farming, please refer to the links at the bottom of this column. As a nutritional professional, I am… Continue Reading

Apply now for the Dave Theno Food Safety Fellowship

STOP Foodborne Illness is now accepting applications for the Dave Theno Food Safety Fellowship, a partnership with the Michigan State University Online Food Safety Program. “The Fellow will live and work in Chicago with Stop Foodborne Illness and complete a 12-credit Online Food Safety Certificate with Michigan State University,” according to a news release from the non-profit organization. The fellowship includes housing,… Continue Reading