A program launched Monday by the Kern County Public Health Services seeks to reduce foodborne illnesses associated with food trucks and street vendors while encouraging the public to report sellers who don’t have proper permits.

Based in Bakersfield, CA, the county’s public health department kicked off the “Safe Eats in Kern Streets” campaign Monday. Public…

recalled PC Organics baby food
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In a rare move, the Food and Drug Administration is warning U.S. residents to be aware of a baby food recall posted in recent days by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which reports illnesses…

Canada is running a couple of years behind the U.S. when it comes to overhauling its basic food safety law, but very shortly it will catch up. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has opened a three-month public comment period on new food safety rules to implement Canadian law.

Referred to as a “consultation period” under…

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have developed an oral vaccine against the foodborne pathogen responsible for the most hospitalizations and deaths in the United States.

It will likely take about five years before the Salmonella vaccine is available to the public, said lead researcher Ashok Chopra, professor of microbiology and…

A Thanksgiving Day meal served by a church group in Antioch, CA, that killed three people was evidently contaminated with the bacteria Clostridium perfringens.

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“Clostridium perfringens is one of the most common foodborne illnesses in the U.S. It can be found in the human intestine without hurting us,…

A record 13 cases of human brucellosis in Dallas County, TX, are being blamed on unpasteurized Mexican-style cheeses. Mexican-style-soft-cheeseDallas County officials issued an advisory last week asking local clinicians to be aware of possible cases of brucellosis and elicit travel history and risk exposures from all patients with compatible clinical symptoms. When brucellosis is suspected,…

Michigan public health officials are urging consumers to avoid drinking or serving unpasteurized, raw milk because of two recent cases of E. coli infections in young children. Both of the children, in Oakland and Wayne counties, consumed raw milk in the days before becoming sick with what turned out to be E. coli O157:H7. milking cow in barnyard“Raw…