A mother of a food poisoning victim and the chief of the CDC’s Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch have joined the board of Stop Foodborne Illness, a nonprofit public health organization that assists victims and works to raise awareness about food safety issues.

The two new board members are Amanda Craten
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The website iwaspoisoned.com, credited with helping to identify several high-profile foodborne illness outbreaks in recent years, has released an app designed to help people decide where to go when dining away from home.

The app identifies restaurants with recent reports of food poisoning. Another feature allows users to easily
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Federal advisory panels on topics as varied as allergenic products and toxicology research have or soon will have vacancies for consumer representatives. In a recent notice, the Food and Drug Administration invited consumers interested in serving on its advisory committees to apply, listing the following committees and panels with current
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