WebMD, the popular website for checking on symptoms and finding a medical doctor, has published a list of foods “most likely” to cause foodborne illness.

Certain foods, more than others, are linked to foodborne illnesses, according to federal public health officials. WebMD reports its “most likely” list from the federal Centers for Disease Control and…

University of Georgia food scientist Xiangyu Deng has created a system that can identify subtypes of foodborne pathogens in a fraction of the time taken by traditional methods.

Quick detection and pathogen fingerprinting can save lives by helping to identify foodborne illness outbreaks and their victims, thereby making it easier to contain outbreaks.

“In outbreaks,…

Nine out of 10 farmers in Ireland are unaware that healthy animals can be a source of infection people, including their families. More than half don’t know that they can pick up diseases from sick poultry or pets, according to a survey.

Further, more than 40 percent of more than 1,000 Irish farmers surveyed drink…

England’s top nine retail grocers are going to begin publishing results of the Campylobacter retail survey of fresh shop-bought chickens produced in the United Kingdom on their store websites.

The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) said the change follows discussions involving the industry and the agency. The retailers will sample and analyze fresh chicken for…

A sixth dairy is now bottling raw milk for the retail market in California.

To such names as Organic Pastures Dairy Co. of Fresno County and Claravale Farm of San Benito County, add Duivenvoorden Farms of Shasta County. Duivenvoorden is the newest name on the list of California raw milk producers for the retail market.…

Although it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has become increasingly popular, partly because it provides those with ties to Mexico to celebrate its customs and culture and partly because of the marketing efforts of the fresh produce industry.

Cinco de Mayo mealThe annual remembrance of the Mexican army’s 1862…

Public health officials have known for some time that Guillain-Barre Syndrome could be triggered by the foodborne Campylobacter jejuni, but a research team at Michigan State University only recently discovered how the pathogen commonly found in undercooked chicken leads to the paralyzing neuromuscular disorder.

Funded by the federal government’s National Institutes of Health Enterics Research…

A recent study by researchers at the University of Leicester found that traces of salad green juices released when the leaves become damaged can significantly encourage the growth of Salmonella enterica.

The researchers reported that they concentrated on Salmonella because it is “an aggressive pathogen that has been implicated in salad-associated infections.” Their work was…

A U.K. food safety expert says that cookbooks have so much potentially harmful bacteria clinging to their pages that they should be banned from the kitchen. According to Richard Conroy, home cooks are underestimating the food poisoning dangers posed by simply leafing through their favorite compilation of recipes.

Cookbooks Using cookbooks while…