U.S. Rep Louise Slaughter (D-NY)

One of the most prominent food safety advocates in Congress is dead at age 88.

The office of Rep Lousie Slaughter, D-NY this morning confirmed the Congresswoman who has represented the Rochester area since 1987 has died after a fall in her home.She was the oldest…

Health officials in Oregon are testing several possible contaminants that could be the source of the E. coli infection that killed a 4-year-old Oregon girl this week, but they warn that the source may never be found.

Serena Profitt
Serena Profitt died on Monday in Portland after suffering from an E.…

A 4-year-old Oregon girl has died from medical complications possibly resulting from an E. coli infection contracted sometime just before Labor Day weekend, according to the girl’s uncle, who spoke with Food Safety News. Serena Profitt of Otis, OR, died Monday at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland. Her symptoms of E. coli infection first…

The E. coli O145 outbreak that killed a 21-month-old girl in New Orleans on May 31 is connected to at least 11 illnesses across the southern United States, multiple state health departments confirmed with Food Safety Newstoday. The Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Tennessee state health departments say they are working with the U.S.…

Two unrelated E. coli deaths at the end of May — a 6-year-old Massachusetts boy and a 21-month-old girl in Louisiana — still have public health officials searching for possible sources and explanations. In Millbury, Massachusetts, Owen Carrignan died May 26 after developing hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a kidney disease brought on severe E. coli…

Most people erroneously call it “stomach flu” and think of it as an unpleasant nuisance, but the vomiting and diarrhea caused by inflammation of the stomach and intestines  — gastroenteritis – can be lethal, and appears to be growing deadlier.

The number of people of all ages who died from gastroenteritis more than doubled from …

After a five-month battle with listeriosis from eating contaminated cantaloupe, 68-year-old Mike Hauser of Colorado died Tuesday morning, the Denver Post reported.

Hauser’s death brings the number of adult fatalities to 34 in the outbreak traced to Listeria-tainted cantaloupes grown and packed by Jensen Farms and distributed by Frontera Produce. The outbreak, which sickened …

A month-old outbreak of listeriosis in 18 states is now officially the most deadly outbreak of foodborne illness since poison peanut butter killed nine people with Salmonella Typhimurium in late 2008 and early 2009.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta late Tuesday reported that the Listeria outbreak caused by contaminated …

Most of the Listeria illnesses in Colorado, including one that resulted in death, have now been tied to a multistate outbreak that includes Nebraska and Texas and may have been caused by contaminated cantaloupe.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Friday said nine of its 13 confirmed listeriosis cases since August 1 …