A four-state outbreak of E. coli O26 with 18 illnesses including six hospitalizations and one death was reported late Thursday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which issued a Food Safety Alert about the incident. CDC’s alert followed by several hours the announcement by Cargill Meat Solutions of a recall of beef …

Spanish authorities have seized ingredients hidden in sewers and trash bins that were used to make mojitos at a tourist hot spot.

La Guardia Civil carried out controls on beaches of the Barcelona coast in recent weeks and identified 18 people involved with making and selling the alcoholic cocktail. The drinks were made with ingredients…

Opinion

Editor’s note: This is part of series of articles and opinion columns we are publishing in recognition of September as Food Safety Education Month.

How many times have you thought through every detail of an experience and asked yourself, “What could I have done differently?” Probably thousands. But how many times have you combed…

E. coli infection played a role in the deaths of two British tourists in Egypt, according to the country’s authorities.

John and Susan Cooper, from Burnley in England, died while on holiday at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic hotel in the resort of Hurghada in August. The Egyptian general prosecutor, Nabil Sadek, issued a statement saying…

The amount of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria found in pork and chicken on sale in the United Kingdom has been revealed by a Food Standards Agency survey.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) was detected in a proportion of all the types of bacteria examined, with resistance to the most clinically important drugs generally more prevalent in chicken…

Opinion

Seventeen people are infected with Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- in an outbreak across four states. Eight people have been hospitalized. One person in New York has died. Raw chicken is implicated.

Here is a post from my blog from five years ago – some things never change.


Well, we are having yet another Salmonella outbreak…

Researchers reported yesterday that a specific strain of E. coli found in 80 percent of the retail poultry and pork they tested matches the strain found in patients with urinary tract infections. Routine testing at poultry farms, however, does not screen for that strain.

The year-long longitudinal study involved testing chicken, turkey, and pork purchased…

The number of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) cases in Scotland decreased slightly in 2017 but remains high compared to other UK countries, according to Health Protection Scotland.

A total of 167 cases of E. coli O157 were reported to the agency compared to 181 in 2016. Non-O157 STEC declined from 63 in 2016 to…