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May 29, 2023

What To Know About the Hepatitis A Vaccine

Presently, approximately 5% of all hepatitis A outbreaks are linked to infected food-handlers. …

May 29, 2023

Tips for Preventing Campylobacter Exposure

Campylobacter (camp-UH-low-back-ter) is a genus of bacteria that is among the most common causes of bacterial infections in humans worldwide. …

May 29, 2023

Why Listeria Stays in Your System for So Long

The amount of time from infection to the onset of symptoms—typically referred to as the incubation period—can vary to a significant degree. Symptoms of Listeria infection can develop at any time from 2 to 70 days after eating contaminated food. …

May 20, 2023

How Much Can a Foodborne Illness Lawsuit Cost a Restaurant?

Overwhelmed by the number of victims who pursued legal action for their injuries, Famous Anthony’s filed for bankruptcy and several of its locations have been closed. …

May 20, 2023

Lessons To Learn From the Salmonella Outbreak of 2008

On February 21, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that former PCA officials had been indicted after a years-long criminal investigation into their involvement in releasing Salmonella-contaminated peanuts and peanut-products into the chain of commerce. …

May 20, 2023

What To Expect During E. coli O157:H7 Litigation

E. coli litigation is all about causation (did a particular food product cause the illness) and damages (what are your past, present and future costs). …

March 31, 2023

How Does Fresh Produce Spread Cyclospora?

Cyclospora is spread when people ingest water or food contaminated with infected stool. For example, exposure to contaminated water among farm workers may have been the original source of the parasite in raspberry-associated outbreaks in North America. …

March 31, 2023

How Campylobacter in Poultry Spreads So Quickly

Most Campylobacter infections in humans are caused by the consumption of contaminated food or water. The infective dose—that is, the number of bacteria that must be ingested to cause illness—is relatively small. Ingestion of as few as 500 organisms, an amount that can be found in one drop of chicken …

March 31, 2023

3 Quick Facts About Norovirus That You Might Not Know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that noroviruses cause nearly 21 million cases of acute gastroenteritis annually, making noroviruses the leading cause of gastroenteritis in adults in the United States. Of the viruses, only the common cold is reported more often than a norovirus infection—also referred to …

March 31, 2023

The Link Between Botulism and Botox: What To Know

Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It's the same toxin that causes a life-threatening type of food poisoning called botulism. …

March 14, 2023

The Ultimate Guide to E. coli Diagnosis and Treatment

The colitis caused by E. coli O157:H7 is characterized by severe abdominal cramps, diarrhea that typically turns bloody within 24 hours, and sometimes fever. The incubation period—that is, the time from exposure to the onset of symptoms—in outbreaks is usually reported as 3 to 4 days but may be as …

March 14, 2023

The Link Between Listeria and Deli Meats and Cheeses

Listeria bacteria are found widely in the environment in soil, including in decaying vegetation and water, and may be part of the fecal flora of many mammals, including healthy human adults. …

March 14, 2023

Salmonella 101: Understanding the Bacteria and Its Effects

Salmonella is a bacterium that causes one of the most common enteric (intestinal) infections in the United States – salmonellosis. In any case, today the number of known strains of the bacteria totals over two thousand. …

March 14, 2023

The Importance of Food Safety in Today’s World

An estimated 600 million – almost 1 in 10 people in the world – fall ill after eating contaminated food and 420,000 die every year, resulting in the loss of 33 million healthy life years (DALYs). …

December 11, 2022

10 Common Questions About Listeria and Their Answers

Listeria (pronounced liss-STEER-ē-uh) is a gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium that can grow under either anaerobic (without oxygen) or aerobic (with oxygen) conditions. Of the six species of Listeria, only L. monocytogenes (pronounced maw-NO-site-aw-JUH-neez) causes disease in humans. …


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Symptoms of Salmonella Infection

Symptoms of Salmonella infection include painful abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and fever. Salmonella infections can have a broad range of illness, from no symptoms to severe …

What Are the Symptoms of Listeria Infection?

The infection caused by Listeria can vary from mild to severe. Only a small percentage of persons who ingest Listeria fall ill or develop symptoms …

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