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Foodborne Illness Sickens More Than 80 Ontario Child Protection Employees

More than 80 child protection employees in Brantford, Ontario, were reportedly sickened by a foodborne illness after a recent day-long stress management conference. Andy Koster, executive director of Brant Family and Children’s Services, said Thursday, Sept. 17, that between 80-100 workers had called in sick starting last Friday, Sept. 11. “Some people have symptoms that… Continue Reading

Crowdsourcing Gathers Foodborne Illness Reports Together On One Site

After suffering through three bouts of foodborne illness and not being able to do much about it, Patrick Quade decided to try and help others who find themselves in a similar position. He established a website in 2009 for people to report their experiences of being sickened by restaurant food. “The one where I had the… Continue Reading

New Blood Tests Can Confirm IBS and Whether the Cause was a Foodborne Pathogen

Millions of people suffer from the effects of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) — chronic bloating, abdominal pain, gas, diarrhea or constipation — although the malady itself, let alone the cause, has been notoriously difficult to diagnose. Now, however, a physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has developed two blood tests that can accurately detect the… Continue Reading

After Outbreak, Turkish Restaurant Workers Get Jail Terms, Fines, Deportation

A court in Doha, Qatar, recently found a Turkish fast-food restaurant and five of its employees guilty of selling food unfit for human consumption and sentenced them to jail, fines and deportation. The defendants also must publish the verdict in a local daily newspaper at their own expense. The Court of Environmental Misdemeanors found that several… Continue Reading

The Long-Term Effects of Foodborne Illness Can Change Your Life


(This article by Karen Fifield, a food-safety educator with Michigan State University Extension, was published here on Jan. 5, 2015, and is reposted with permission.) Most of the time we think of food poisoning as stomach cramps and maybe vomiting and diarrhea. Rarely do we hear or see the long-term effects it can have on… Continue Reading

More Than 100 People Sickened After GA High School Sports Banquet

More than 100 people were reportedly sickened after a high school sports banquet held Dec. 8 in the Atlanta, GA, area. The cause of the gastrointestinal problems, which affected several high school football players from Centennial High School in Roswell, GA, and their parents, has not been determined. The symptoms were said to include nausea,… Continue Reading

25 Reportedly Hospitalized After FL Office Party

After a large catered event Wednesday at a Maitland, FL, office building, 55 employees who reportedly became ill were treated by fire department personnel and 25 were hospitalized in stable condition. Officials said it was a possible case of food poisoning. “There’s a significant number of patients that have symptoms that are consistent with a… Continue Reading

Dozens Sickened After Attending Convention Banquet in California

The San Mateo Health System is investigating the source of apparent food poisoning that sickened attendees at a NAACP convention in Redwood City, CA, this past weekend. Health officials said that 12 people were taken to the hospital by ambulance and several more transported themselves to hospitals after a banquet dinner closing the 27th Annual… Continue Reading