Health News

A Safe Shot for the Tot
The two forms of the rotavirus vaccine currently administered to children do not cause the same gastrointestinal problems as the previous version of the vaccine.
Tri State Beef Recall Due To E. Coli Risk
Tri State Beef, a Cincinnati, Ohio, establishment, is recalling approximately 228,596 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157 : H7 , the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service ( FSIS ) announced today. The following product is subject to recall: Combo bins of "TRI-STATE BEEF CO., INC BONELESS BEEF." Each bin bears the establishment number "EST. 1750" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products subject to recall were produced between July 19, 2011 and July 22, 2011, and sold to federally-inspected establishments for ...
Foodborne Outbreak Potentially Associated With Papaya
The FDA is warning consumers not to eat papayas from Agromod Produce, Inc., a distributor in McAllen,Texas.
USDA Awards Grants to Increase Food Safety
There is always a risk of foodborne illness, but with increased summer cookouts, the rate can be higher than other times of year. Food left out in the sun can spoil and meats not cooked thoroughly can be problematic.
FDA Warns Kellogg About Listeria
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued to the Kellogg Company, best known for making Corn Flakes cereal, a  warning letter after the pathogen Listeria was found at its Georgia food manufacturing facility.
E Coli: Keeping it Safe
While the scope of the E. coli outbreak in Europe continues to develop, many in the United States are pondering food safety. So far, there has been no reason to believe an outbreak might immediately occur in the US.
FDA issues first new rules under Food Safety Modernization Act
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced two new regulations that will help ensure the safety and security of foods in the United States. The rules are the first to be issued by the FDA under the new authorities granted the agency by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law by President Obama in January. Both rules will take effect July 3, 2011.
Bacteria in the Broccoli
Taylor Farms Pacific is voluntarily recalling products containing broccoli because of possible health risks  posed by bacterial contamination.
The Fish Might Make You Sick
W H & Group LLC is recalling dried fish that was not eviscerated prior to processing. New York State Dept. of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors made the discovery during a routine inspection.
Hi-Tech Salmonella Hunting
FDA scientists successfully used a new genome sequencing test to retrospectively examine a 2009-10 foodborne illness outbreak to help trace the source of the infection.