When a hardworking, but exhausted, New York City realtor spied a festive-looking plastic tray of cut-up fruit in a store’s deli section, she reached out, picked it up, and looked it over carefully. She rememberedContinue Reading Commonsense tips for dealing with a foodborne illness
TORONTO – Using crowdsourced data for foodborne outbreak investigations can work but poses a number of challenges, according to a session at the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) conference.
Jennifer Beal, from the U.S.Continue Reading Experts discuss use of crowdsourced data in outbreak investigations
The FDA is reporting that the number of reports of illnesses linked to a dry cereal have almost doubled in the past week, reaching 446.
In a weekly update the Food and Drug Administration indicated…
Continue Reading FDA says reports nearing 450 in outbreak associated with Lucky Charms cereal
The website iwaspoisoned.com, credited with helping to identify several high-profile foodborne illness outbreaks in recent years, has possibly done it again.
During the past several days, hundreds of people have complained about stomach aches, vomiting …
Continue Reading Consumers on iwaspoisoned.com complain of illnesses linked to Lucky Charms
Researchers are using text mining technology to analyze comments and reviews to improve the traceability of and communication about risky food products.
In a new study published by the journal “Risk Analysis” the …
Continue Reading Researchers use iwaspoisoned.com and Amazon reviews to improve food safety
Researchers are using text mining and supervised machine learning to try and identify unique words and phrases in online posts that identify consumers’ interactions with hazardous food products.
The team of scientists from San Diego …
Continue Reading Study attempts food safety surveillance through text mining
Pita Hot, the Fullerton, CA restaurant with illnesses that were identified by the crowd-sourcing site iwaspoisoned.com was closed for a second time on June 25.
The Orange County Health Agency reported ongoing foodborne illness…
Continue Reading Fullerton, CA restaurant with illnesses reported by crowd-sourcing closed again
Editor’s note: The Orange County Health Care Agency provided the following statement to Food Safety News on June 24.
There are no regulatory requirements for length of closure period in relation to an ongoing foodborne…
The crowd-sourcing site iwaspoisoned.com has again identified a restaurant that apparently has been making people sick, but there is not yet any official confirmation by local health authorities.
In the past seven days, almost 200…
Continue Reading Potentially hundreds sickened by Orange County restaurant’s food
The website iwaspoisoned.com, credited with helping to identify several high-profile foodborne illness outbreaks in recent years, has released an app designed to help people decide where to go when dining away from home.