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.
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?
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.
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.
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.