Health News

Foodborne Infection May Be a Family Affair
Even with infections that don't spread  easily , family members might still run the risk of developing the same infections, simply due to a shared environment. Researchers explored this issue for one infection in particular — toxoplasmosis.
E. Coli Scare Leads to Recalls
Certain types of the bacteria E. coli live in our intestines without causing trouble or harm. But other strains can cause serious illness. Two related California companies have recalled pre-packaged salads and wraps due to concerns about this type of the bacteria.
Listeria Recalls Expanded
A number of food products, including packaged potato and tuna salads, were recalled in October due to concerns about a bacteria called Listeria . The recalls have been expanded this week and now include a variety of additional meat products and salads.
Several Recalls Due to Listeria Worries
Even when no illnesses have been reported, sometimes concerns about food safety can cause a stir. That was the case this week, as several companies announced food contamination worries. Luckily, no reports of consumers becoming ill have developed.
Answers at Last in Texas Cyclospora Cases
This summer, several outbreaks of illness caused by the parasite  Cyclospora swept across the US. Many of those illnesses occurred in Texas, and the infection source was unknown.
Refrigerated Ready-to-Eat Foods Recalled
Hundreds of thousands of ready-to-eat refrigerated foods — from cole slaw and potato salad to baked beans and deviled eggs — have been recalled because of possible Listeria contamination.
Possible Salmonella Outbreak in California
A developing outbreak of Salmonella has led health authorities to stress the importance of using the proper temperature when cooking raw foods.
Mold in Yogurt Tied to Illness
People across the country might want to check their fridge after hearing this news: Chobani Greek Yogurt is voluntarily recalling many products after reports of issues relating to mold.
Salad Plant Back In Business
There are still many unknowns regarding the Cyclospora infections seen across the US this summer. But business is returning to normal for the salad company tied to outbreaks in Iowa and Nebraska.
Cyclospora Infection Counts Top 600
The rate of infection from the parasite Cyclospora (called cyclosporiasis) has been growing across the US this summer. In the past, the parasite has usually been associated with fresh produce, but officials are still investigating specific sources in the current outbreak.