A Parasite Strikes the Lone Star State
An outbreak of the foodborne illness cyclosporiasis has caused over 45 infections in Texas. T he public needs to be on alert for digestive symptoms. Meanwhile, Texas health officials are on the hunt for a cause.
FDA Releases New Tool to Help Prevent Intentional Food Contamination
The US Food and Drug Administration has released a new tool to help bolster the food industry’s defense measures against an act of intentional food contamination.
FDA Warns Consumers About Potential Health Risk with Juices Inc. Juice Products
The US Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to consume any juice products or other beverages from Juices Incorporated (aka Juices International and Juices Enterprises) of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Rich Products Corporation Recalls Products for E. Coli Risk
Rich Products Corporation of Buffalo, New York, has announced a voluntary recall of certain Farm Rich ® and Market Day ® products.
Real Frogs Not As Kid-Friendly as Kermit
Frogs and snakes may seem like low-maintenance pets for kids. But young children can become sick from contact with reptiles and amphibians.
Raw Sprouts: Are They Safe to Eat?
Last year, when the supermarket giant Kroger stopped selling sprouts, the news sounded alarm bells around the safety of selling and consuming sprouted seeds. What do you need to know?
FDA Proposes New Food Safety Standards
The US Food and Drug Administration today proposed two new food safety rules that will help prevent foodborne illness. The proposed rules implement the landmark, bipartisan FDA Food Safety Modernization Act ( FSMA ) and are available for public comment for the next 120 days. The FDA encourages Americans to review and comment on these important proposed rules.
Costs of Kids Eating Poison
Warning labels are definitely helping parents keep poisonous materials out of their kids' mouths, but it's still costing consumers millions in hospital bills.
Pork: What's in Your Dinner?
We all remember the tagline to the long-running ad campaign for pork. “Pork. It's What's For Dinner.” But what exactly is in your pork?
Salmonella Closes Peanut Butter Plant
Even foods labeled “organic” can be contaminated with salmonella. That's the lesson learned from the FDA's recent closure of America's biggest processor of organic peanut butter.