Foodborne Illness

Toxoplasma gondii. Picture: Getty/Dr_Microbe

EU experts rank foodborne parasite importance

By Joseph James Whitworth

Echinococcus multilocularis and Toxoplasma gondii are the most important foodborne parasites (FBP) in terms of public health for Europe, according to a study.

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USDA rejects NCC poultry line speed petition

By Joseph James Whitworth

The USDA-FSIS has denied a petition from the National Chicken Council requesting line speed caps be eliminated for some chicken slaughter plants.


News in Brief

PFSE kicks-off campaign to educate consumers

By Staff Reporter

The Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) and partners are supporting a campaign on the prevention role of consumers in the food safety chain.

Picture: CDC/Jessie Blount

CDC revises tracking of foodborne illness trends

By Joseph James Whitworth

Changes in use of tests that diagnose foodborne illness pose challenges to monitoring and disease prevention, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad

Mighty Taco restaurants investigated in separate outbreak

Costco chicken salad linked to Salmonella illnesses

By staff reporter

Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad has been linked to four Salmonella illnesses, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS).

Comment period extended for FDA produce risk assessment

FDA extends comment period on treated produce assessment

By Joseph James Whitworth

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended by 60 days the comment period on the risk of foodborne illness associated with eating produce from fields were raw manure is used as a fertilizer.

Roka's Atlas system

Roka develops limits testing for poultry

By Joseph James Whitworth

Roka Bioscience has developed a testing approach with Cargill to give an indication of potential Salmonella contamination in poultry products.

FQN was present during the WHO/RIVM FERG symposium

dispatches from WHO/RIVM FERG symposium

Foodborne disease estimates ‘instrumental’ - WHO

By Joseph James Whitworth

Results of the first ever estimates of the global burden of foodborne disease revealed earlier this month could be ‘instrumental in changing the field’, according to experts.


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