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New information out of South Africa shows 1,053 people have been confirmed with Listeria infections in the past 18 months. One in five has died in what the World Health Organization has determined to be the largest listeriosis outbreak in recorded history.

Infants in their first month of…

The world’s largest listeriosis epidemic is now under control because meat products from Enterprise and Rainbow Chicken have been recalled, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told the South African Parliament earlier this week.

“Since the recall, we have had fewer than five cases a week in the past five weeks compared to 40 a week before…

The World Health Organization reiterated Monday that South Africa’s ongoing foodborne illness outbreak is the largest listeriosis outbreak ever recorded globally.

Health officials in South Africa on Sunday named a ready-to-eat meat product known as “polony” produced by Tiger’s Enterprise Food as the likely cause of the outbreak’s nearly 1,000 cases and 180 deaths. The…

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of iwaspoisoned.com.

Food safety tips for diabetics
As November is National Diabetes Month, practicing safe food handling to…

Some of the world’s top scientists are gathering at Penn State next week for an invitation-only workshop to discuss how to reach a consensus on techniques to identify new serotypes of E. coli.

Penn State’s 50-year-old E. coli Reference Center is hosting the international meeting.

“We hope the workshop here can lead to a consensus,”…

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, for the moment, has backed off his controversial plan to transfer the U.S. Codex Office, which works on international food standards, from USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to a new trade office in the department.

In a letter to Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-KS, Perdue said there…

Update:  The government of the Solomon Island provided Food Safety News with more information on the health emergency they are facing.   Here is that statement: “The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) would like to clarify that while six deaths have been reported during the diarrhea outbreak, the cause of death of each individual

Antibiotics4_406x250It’s difficult to summarize what happened on the animal antibiotics front this year. There were lots of pledges, lots of discussions and lots of reports, but not very many actions. Still, we still wanted to recap what happened in the 2015 regarding animal antibiotics. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that antibiotic-resistant…

About one in every 10 people around the world is sickened by foodborne disease each year. Of those 600 million people, 420,000 die as a result. These numbers are the first global estimates — conservative ones  — of foodborne illnesses and were calculated by the World Health Organization (WHO). The comprehensive report, published Thursday,…