The role of infected food handlers in two norovirus outbreaks in Spain has been highlighted recently by researchers.

Two gastroenteritis outbreaks occurred a week apart in the same facility in Lleida, Spain, in 2018. The most frequent symptoms were abdominal pain, vomiting, and nausea.

The first outbreak was associated with salad

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The FDA says the outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections linked to three farms in Indiana is over, but the agency has not named the farms.

The melon farms were also linked to at least four previous outbreaks, including one in 2022. Both cantaloupe and watermelon are implicated in this year’s

Continue Reading Farms in Indiana implicated in recent cantaloupe outbreak, but FDA has not named them

“They took away something that I was waiting for almost eight years of my life.”

Over the course of their first eight years of marriage, South African Thenjiwe Dodo and her husband tried to have a child. In 2018, after eight years, and eight miscarriages, Thenjiwe was one month away
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The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS),  in collaboration with public health agencies, investigates foodborne illness associated with FSIS-regulated products to determine which specific products are making people sick so that these products can be removed from commerce to prevent additional illnesses. 

Annual outbreak reports summarize information about outbreaks
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Editor’s note: Today Food Safety News takes a look back at the most significant outbreaks in the United States in 2018. As in the past, our year-end coverage is not merely a list of individual stories by individual writers. Generally, significant events are the other way around. Multiple stories by
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