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CDC’s 2018 ‘Yellow Book’ offers food safety advice for travelers

The CDC’s 2018 edition of it’s“Health Information for International Travel” guide is now available and accessible for free online. Often referred to simply as the “Yellow Book” for it’s yellow cover, the updated edition is also available in hard copy through online booksellers and Oxford University Press. The guide’s new edition features revisions, new sections,… Continue Reading

Salmonella hits six who dined at high-end Japanese restaurant

California’s Napa County Health Department has not released any additional information on a Salmonella outbreak that’s been linked to one of the area’s pricy Japanese restaurants. Dr. Karen Refucio, Napa County’s chief public health officer, told the local newspaper at least six cases of Salmonella-related illnesses have been confirmed in the county. All reported dining… Continue Reading

Center for Produce Safety reveals 10 research grants for 2016

Ten of the good guys and gals in the battle to defeat foodborne illness just got $2 million from the Center for Produce Safety to help with seek-and-destroy efforts focused on pathogens’ pathways to people via produce. While fresh fruits and vegetables are undeniably vital for good health, many of them pose a greater risk… Continue Reading

Hawaii’s Hepatitis A outbreak could be coming to an end

New cases of Hepatitis A infection in Hawaii’s outbreak linked to frozen, imported scallops are holding steady for the first time since the outbreak was announced, with only one additional person confirmed sick in the past week. That additional illness brings the total of sick people to 289, with 71 of them having had symptoms… Continue Reading

EFSA: No Ebola Virus Threat From Legally Imported African Foods

Raw foods that legally reach Europe, including plants, fruits, and vegetables, pose no risk of Ebola virus transmission, according to a new report by scientists with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). And no human has ever been known to become infected with the Ebola virus from consumption of legally important foods into the European… Continue Reading

FDA Consumer Advice: Raw Food Can Endanger Pets

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published consumer advice on Monday warning pet owners about their pets’ risk for contracting Salmonella or Listeria monocytogenes from raw food. “Feeding raw foods to pets increases the risk that both the pet and the people around the pet will encounter bacteria that cause foodborne illness, particularly if the products… Continue Reading