From a global cattle disease that can devastate herds to water-borne pathogens causing severe food poisoning, genome sequencing has become an important tool in the control of infectious diseases.
In a recent research study, around 10 per cent of the recipes examined contained unsafe food preparation instructions.
A food safety expert offers six tips on safe food handling that many cookbooks and cooking shows fail to deliver.
Foodborne pathogens can cause mild to serious intestinal distress.
Millions of people travel during the holidays, eager to spend time with loved ones. That travel, along with exposure to new bacteria, can make you more vulnerable to foodborne illnesses.
From a human perspective, some strains are good, some are evil.
E. coli bacteria are the frequent culprits behind outbreaks of food-borne illnesses. But not all strains are harmful; some are even helpful.
Ranging free in the yard.
From Brooklyn to Los Angeles, thousands of Americans are raising chickens in their backyards. But without stricter regulation, urban poultry farming is risky for both humans and birds.
A lab sample of the bacteria listeria monocytogene that causes listeriosis.
The bacterial pathogen that is responsible for listeriosis can survive under even the toughest conditions.
A worker harvests romaine lettuce in Salinas, Calif.
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The recent E. coli outbreak in North America was linked to romaine lettuce. Many such outbreaks are often linked to fresh produce. Here's what you need to know to keep your family safe.
Health authorities in South Africa have launched an investigation to find the food source that has resulted in an unprecedented increase in listeria cases across the country.
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A global trend to regulate frequent antibiotic use in livestock and poultry production is emerging but Africa is still lagging behind.
Food-borne diseases will continue to thrive unless Africa's meat inspection programmes are upgraded.
Consumption of chicken has been rising in Africa. This is a short-term solution to improving food insecurity.
Meat has health benefits. And good quality meat could also be the solution to the food insecurity problems that plague two-thirds of households in the developing world.
What’s lurking on your food?
We've come a long way since beer was safer to drink than water but the UK still has work to do when it comes to food-borne illness.
Unclear and sometimes misleading country-of-origin labelling in Australia is a source of confusion for consumers.
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Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called on two ministers to prepare a cabinet submission about country-of-origin food labelling despite initial reluctance about change.
Imported frozen berries have been linked to several hepatitis A infections.
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School students in Victoria, South Australia, and Queensland are the latest group thought to have eaten frozen berries linked to hepatitis A, which has now infected 14 people nationally. All food-borne…
Avoiding undercooked chicken meat or liver will help prevent infection.
Chicken meat is an extremely popular and affordable source of animal protein, and each Australian now consumes approximately 43 kilograms of it every year. But chicken is also uniquely prone to making…
Using edible films to cover meat and poultry significantly lowers the risk of bacteria growing on the food, according to…
Using waste water to irrigate vegetable crops, which is common across developing countries, could lead to deadly health risks…
Soft, surface-ripened cheeses, such as Brie and Camembert, are most likely to transmit listeriosis.
Soft cheeses made by Jindi were recently recalled in Victoria, after they were linked to the deaths of three adults, a miscarriage, and a score of other cases of “listeriosis”. The case is a reminder of…