K.J. Foods Inc. is recalling KJ brand sweet and sour chicken and sesame chicken because incorrect cooking instructions on the packages could result in food poisoning.

“These products may contain harmful bacteria that may not be eliminated by following the cooking instructions on the label. Consumers should not consume the recalled products,” according to the…

Researchers at the University of California-Davis report that samples of raw cow’s milk shipped by tanker truck for processing show “amazing bacterial diversity” which varies by season. Their findings were reported Aug. 23 in mBio, the online, open-access journal of the American Society of Microbiology. http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-image-dairy-farm-milking-cows-milk-bottles-image29937971The researchers sampled and analyzed raw cow’s milk from…

(This article by Milt Hinsch, MS, MBAC, was originally posted here and is reposted with his permission.) Imagine a submicroscopic packet of proteins arranged symmetrically to enclose an inner genome — and you have a virus. Viruses are so miniscule in size that most require electron microscopy to see them clearly, and more than 3,000…

Ask any doctor or veterinarian to rate the important medical discoveries of the past century, and antibiotics would surely be at or near the top of the list. In this century, too, antibiotics are expected to remain an essential tool for treating animal and human diseases. But the “miracle of antibiotics” is being threatened. There…

If the world’s food safety scientists act now, they have the opportunity to create a global network of microbial data that will dramatically improve the ability to track and combat disease outbreaks of all sorts, including foodborne illness outbreaks, significantly tackling the spread of disease worldwide. That was the argument put forward at the International…

Most people would not be hard-pressed to name what’s in their fridge. Milk, eggs, raw chicken and leftovers are likely candidates. But these visible items are just a fraction of what lives in this appliance, which is also home to many species of bacteria and other microorganisms.

microwavemicrobes-350.jpgA team of researchers at North Carolina State…

Four years after an infamous University of Arizona study reported that our desks carry 400 times more dangerous bacteria than the average public toilet seat, guess where most of us are still eating?

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Yep, you guessed it. Eighty-three (83) percent of us still say we are eating both meals and snacks at our desks.

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It all happened by accident. One day this past spring, Erin Carr-Jordan, mother of four and professor at Arizona State University, rushed into a Tempe McDonald’s because her three-year-old child needed to use the bathroom. Before they left, her child wanted to spend time at the fast-food restaurant’s playground.

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What happened next surprised her.…