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FSA finds Brits not up to the mark on best burger practices

A survey of about 2,700 British adults has found that while 71 percent of them said they were concerned about food poisoning, 36 percent would still eat a burger that wasn’t completely cooked. According to the survey results, released Aug. 25 by the U.K. Food Standards Agency (FSA), more than one in 10 of the respondents… Continue Reading

Most Consumers Don’t Use Food Thermometers Despite Importance to Food Safety

A couple of weeks ago, I was having dinner with my parents. My dad was making chicken and asked me what temperature he needed to cook it to. After all, working for Food Safety News does qualify me as the food-safety expert of the family. “165 degrees F,” I told him. “What if it’s barely… Continue Reading

Medium-Rare Burgers: A Risky Culinary Comeback

For those in the food industry, the Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak of 1993 is known as the single event that convinced burger joints across the country to raise their internal cooking temperature by 15 degrees. In that outbreak, hamburgers sold at Jack in the Box franchises predominantly in Washington state sickened more… Continue Reading

Seven Sick With E. Coli From Scottish Arena

The health board in West Central Scotland is investigating seven cases of E. coli O157 possibly linked to burgers from the SSE Hydro arena in Glasgow. The NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) issued a statement Friday alerting anyone who attended events at the Hydro between Jan. 17 and Jan. 25 and has experienced stomach… Continue Reading

Holiday Cookouts: Add Liberal Amounts of Food Safety

Ah, summer. Memorial Day is on its way. Time to gear up for picnics and barbecues! Along with shopping lists, recipes and guest lists, here’s something else to put in your holiday file: If you want to be the “hostess with the mostest” or the “host who can boast,” you’ll want to keep food safety… Continue Reading

E. coli Illness Connected to Recalled Burgers in Canada

A case of E. coli infection has been connected to frozen beef burgers recalled by the Canadian division of Safeway grocery stores last week, Canadian health officials announced on Wednesday. At least one patient in the Regina, Saskatchewan area has fallen ill with E. coli O157:H7 after eating a frozen burger under one of two… Continue Reading

Wisconsin Raw Beef Recalled

Glenn’s Market and Catering, a Watertown, WI establishment, is recalling approximately 2,532 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The following products are subject to recall:  Various size packages of Glenn’s Market ground round, ground… Continue Reading