Health News

Don't Skimp on Thanksgiving Food Safety
As families gather for the Thanksgiving holidays, most are planning elaborate meals complete with turkey and all the trimmings. Safety in the kitchen is essential as meal preparation mistakes can increase the risk of food borne illness.
Number Sickened in Contaminated Turkey Outbreak Continues to Rise
Though it's been nearly two months since Cargill Meat Solutions recalled 36 million pounds of contaminated turkey, cases of Salmonella poisoning cases still are trickling in.
Deaths From Contaminated Cantaloupe Continue to Mount
Government health officials report that at least 13 people have died and 72 have been sickened from Colorado cantaloupes contaminated with the deadly listeria illness.
Listeria Found in Tainted Cantaloupes
U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials have confirmed the presence of listeria in Rocky Ford-brand cantaloupes. Four already have died and 35 people in 10 states have been sickened from the tainted fruit.
Natural Defense Against Bacterial Infections
The lovely, aromatic herb coriander is a staple of Mediterranean cuisine. Oil from the plant may also have important medicinal value, according to a new study.
Food Poison From Your Desk?
Work seems to be more demanding every day and there just never seems to be enough time for anything. So how do most Americans handle it? They make more time by eating at their desk.
Outbreak Free America Continued
Food has never been safer with the new revisions from the Food Safety Modernization Act. With these revisions the Food and Drug Administration has the power to prevent foodborne outbreaks.
Cargill Recalls 36 Million Pounds of Turkey
Cargill Meat Solutions has voluntarily recalled 36 million pounds of turkey that may be contaminated with a multi-drug resistant form of salmonella in what may be one of the largest ever meat recalls in the United States.
Multidrug Resistant Salmonella Identified
Identifying the source of the recent salmonella outbreak has proved challenging. Scientists, however, have managed to identify the multi-drug resistant strain.
Dozens Sickened by Tainted Turkey
Tainted ground turkey, contaminated with an antibiotic resistant and difficult to treat type of salmonella, has sickened at least 76 and killed one person, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported.