Canada’s Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health is warning the public about the risk of Salmonella illnesses from frozen raw breaded chicken products.

“Canadians need to be aware that even though these products may appear to be cooked, they are not,” the Council for Chief Medical Officers of Health warned. The Council’s top officers,…

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Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles and opinion columns we are publishing in recognition of Food Safety Education Month.


September is National Food Safety Education Month. It provides an opportunity to raise awareness about steps consumers, educators and others can take to prevent food poisoning.

Every year, an estimated…

Wherever you are this Labor Day weekend, warm weather will bring many families and friends together for picnics and barbecues. With a few tips and tricks you’ll be prepared to avoid pathogens while serving food during warm weather.

Baking in the sun, or cooling under the clouds, your chances of encountering a foodborne illness can…

A foodborne parasite detected in two patients in a Chinese hospital has been traced to consumption of raw wild centipedes, according to a case report by the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Researchers from the Southern Medical University and Zhujiang Hospital in Guangzhou said it’s the first time the Angiostrongylus cantonensis parasite —…

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has warned that food safety should not be compromised to meet consumer trends such as the demand for undercooked minced beef burgers.

The agency said safety of the product is dependent on sufficient cooking to ensure destruction of pathogens such as Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O157.

It…

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has reiterated advice to boil imported frozen berries before eating following multiple alerts across Europe for Hepatitis A and norovirus. 

The agency recommends boiling them for one minute prior to consumption, which will destroy viruses if they are present.  

FSAI said there remains an ongoing risk in the

People across the country are gearing up for home canning in efforts to preserve summer flavors for year-round enjoyment.

Consequently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now reminding the public that knowing how to can safely is essential to preventing the growth of dangerous bacteria.

“Home canning is a great way to preserve…

Each year, the Government of Canada estimates that one in eight Canadians get sick from a foodborne illness, for a total of 4 million Canadians. Anyone who has ever been through a bout of food poisoning will most likely never forget how terrible and traumatic it was.

Public health officials from local to federal levels…

The good news is that the cost of a holiday barbecue isn’t any more expensive this Independence Day than it was in 2017, the bad news is the potential for paying the high price of food poisoning also remains the same. 

“A cookout of Americans’ favorite foods for the Fourth of July, including hot dogs,…

An estimated 48 million people suffer from foodborne illness in America each year; that means 1 in 6 ill people, with roughly 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths according to the CDC. Public health and food safety urge the public to heed these tips for a happy holiday.

Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or traveling…