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A newly published study of outbreaks linked to organic food concludes that while more data are needed to assess whether the risk is greater than for conventionally grown food, consumers should practice safe food handling in any case to avoid being sickened.

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-fresh-produce-organic-sale-local-farmers-market-image42675100The study, from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,…

With 177 shigellosis cases reported between March 1 and Oct. 26 from Michigan’s Genesee and Saginaw counties and no source yet identified, state and county health officials have called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for help.

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A 3-D computer-generated image of Shigella bacteria. (Courtesy of CDC)

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logo ICAPP Egypt strawberriesThe International Company for Agricultural Production & Processing (ICAPP), based in Ramadan City, Egypt, is voluntarily recalling frozen strawberries in response to the ongoing investigation into a multistate outbreak of Hepatitis A in the United States.

The Food and Drug Administration’s recall announcement, dated Sunday, stated that the company’s action was taken in consultation…

A newly published study by Australian researchers describes how particularly virulent strains of Campylobacter jejuni are able to cause gastroenteritis in humans. It is reportedly the first time such a bacterial sensor has been identified.

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Campylobacter bacteria typically have a spiral, or corkscrew, shape.

Researchers at the Griffith University Institute for…

A recent multistate outbreak of Salmonella Reading and Salmonella Abony infections linked to alfalfa sprouts appears to be over, according to a final update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). big-map-9-30-2016 People infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Reading or Salmonella Abony, by state of residence, as…

Inspectors from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently found Listeria monocytogenes in an onion processing facility in Washington state where some wholesale vegetable products, recalled in April, may be linked to several illnesses. Oregon Potato Company logo and fieldThe Oregon Potato Co., doing business as Freeze Pack, was told in a July 15 warning letter from FDA’s Seattle District…

The Chapel Hill Creamery in Chapel Hill, NC, is recalling all of its cheese products because they have been linked to a growing Salmonella outbreak in North Carolina and elsewhere. A local county health officer said Thursday that the outbreak has sickened at least 50 people in North Carolina and about the same number in…