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To Stay Well, Check the STOP Foodborne Illness Holiday Tip List

STOP Foodborne Illness is offering simple food safety tips to help prevent food poisoning throughout the holiday season. “Many people think foodborne illness won’t happen to them, but each year 48 million Americans get sick from foodborne pathogens,” said Darin Detwiler, senior policy coordinator for STOP Foodborne Illness. “STOP’s primary concern is keeping pathogens from… Continue Reading

Cucumber Producer Will Donate to Food Safety Education Campaign

Andrew & Williamson, the San Diego-based company linked to a Salmonella Poona outbreak that has sickened 558 people and killed three, recently announced that it intends to donate to a STOP Foodborne Illness campaign to educate emergency room doctors about foodborne illness. David Murray, a partner at Andrew & Williamson, said in a statement that everyone at… Continue Reading

Crowdfunding Foodborne Illness Education in Hospitals

The public health organization STOP Foodborne Illness has launched a crowdfunding campaign to educate emergency room doctors about foodborne illness. The organization is trying to raise $15,000 on everydayhero.com to pay for creation of an education packet to send to every pediatric ER and hospital in the U.S. so that patients receive proper treatment. Distinguishing the… Continue Reading

Detwiler Interview: Food Safety from a Consumer Perspective

Darin Detwiler, adjunct faculty at Northeastern University and Senior Policy Coordinator at STOP Foodborne Illness, sat down with Food Safety News at the 2015 Food Safety Summit in Baltimore, MD, last month to discuss food safety from a consumer perspective. Detwiler’s son, Riley, was one of four children who died in the 1993 Jack in… Continue Reading

Enjoy a Food-Safe Easter With These Simple Guidelines

Springtime, egg hunts, candy, bunnies and delicious family meals. These festive events are the hallmarks of Easter and, with a few tips from STOP Foodborne Illness, those celebrating this year can be assured of a safe and happy holiday. “It is important to take precautions with eggs and other perishable foods to avoid foodborne illness,”… Continue Reading

LGMA Training Video Features Foodborne Illness Victims

A new food safety video for California farm workers features the stories of foodborne illness victims. Together, STOP Foodborne Illness and California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) produced a video that will be used during training for workers who produce leafy greens in California. It features the stories of Rylee Gustafson and Lauren Bush –… Continue Reading

E. Coli Vaccine Pilot Program Proposed by Food Safety Cooperative

Food safety cooperative VeriPrime has proposed a pilot program that would test the preventive effectiveness of E. coli vaccines in cattle and expand their use. “We’re looking to reduce E. coli in beef and E. coli in the environment as well,” said veterinarian Scott Crain, VeriPrime founder and CEO. The five-year on-farm intervention would begin by… Continue Reading