To help effectively investigate, remove unsafe seafood products from the market, and develop new prevention strategies, the FDA relies on illness reporting from public health officials and healthcare providers. While most foodborne outbreaks are trackedContinue Reading How to report seafood-related toxin and Scombrotoxin fish poisoning illnesses
France has recorded more than 60 illnesses linked to wild mushrooms since the beginning of September.
Recent weather conditions have favored the growth of wild mushrooms and more than 60 intoxications have been reported to…Continue Reading France hit again by wild mushroom poisonings
With the beginning of fall yesterday, people will be collecting the rest of their gardens’ fruits and vegetables for canning. The benefits of home food preservation include building a reserve of dehydrated and canned food…Continue Reading Universities offer resources to help with safe at-home food preservation
Believing in certain food safety myths may increase the risk of illness, according to a study.
Researchers looked at how misinformed unscientific beliefs and the consequences of lacking science-based food safety knowledge could impact health.…Continue Reading Study finds link between belief in food safety myths and illness
Whether as a hiking snack or part of a child’s lunch, fruit leather is a product loved for its convenience. But according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), fruit leathers can contain high concentrations of…Continue Reading Study finds high concentrations of pesticides in fruit leather
For 24 years National Food Safety Education Month has provided 30 days for health educators at the national, state, and local levels to focus attention on the fundamentals of buying, storing, preparing, and serving food…Continue Reading September 2022 is the 24th National Food Safety Education Month
There has been a decline in consumer handwashing from mid-2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, based on results from a Food Standards Agency (FSA) survey.
Between April 2020 and January 2022, the proportion who reported handwashing…Continue Reading Positive pandemic handwashing trend not maintained, finds FSA
The FDA advises parents and caregivers not to buy or give Mother’s Touch Formula to infants under their care.
The product is being marketed as an infant formula without the required pre-market notification to the…Continue Reading FDA warns parents not to give infants Mother’s Touch formula because it does not meet nutrient requirements
On Labor Day many people in the U.S. will share good company, fun and food. It is a great time for friends and family to spend time together before work resumes and kids go back…Continue Reading Labor Day food safety tips to avoid food poisoning this holiday
A survey has found some people in the United Kingdom taste food to see if it’s spoiled and others ignore use-by dates.
Research by white goods retailer Currys covered storage habits and methods people use to tell…Continue Reading UK survey shows scale of food safety mistakes