The patient count in an outbreak of Salmonella infections has more than doubled since first being announced, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The cause of the outbreak remains unknown.

The FDA first announced the Salmonella Javiana outbreak on Nov. 24 and reported it had sickened 19 people. A
Continue Reading Patient count up sharply in Salmonella Javiana outbreak of unknown origin


 I was an active advocate for the Food Safety Modernization Act, landmark legislation which was signed into law Jan. 4, 2011, and is now being implemented throughout the nation. I don’t have a background in nutrition, microbiology, epidemiology or agriculture. My sole qualification as a food safety advocate, is
Continue Reading E. coli victim’s mother says leafy greens industry is working on safety measures

Swedish officials are investigating an outbreak of Yersinia with more than 20 people affected.

The Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten) reported the source of infection is still unknown. Infection from Yersinia is relatively rare in Sweden, with between 200 to 300 cases reported annually.

A total of 26 cases
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An outbreak of Yersinia in Denmark and Sweden with more than 50 cases has been linked to fresh spinach.

Statens Serum Institut, a public health research institute in Denmark, reports 20 people have been infected in the country. One person needed hospital treatment. The Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten)
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Many vendors at farmers markets take inadequate precautions to prevent the spread of foodborne illness, and they should be trained to reduce food-safety risks, according to Penn State researchers who completed the final phase of an innovative five-year study.

Using a comprehensive three-way approach, the research assessed food safety
Continue Reading Penn State researchers find farmers markets’ food safety inadequate; E. coli and Listeria abound


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
Continue Reading Victim says education would have made a difference, and it still can