The Alabama Department of Public Health blames the chicken served at a wedding last November 12 for the recent outbreak of salmonella that sickened nearly 100 in Colbert County.
Halloween is nearly upon us, and that means spooky costumes, trick-or-treating, and caramel apples! However, it's not just unwrapped candy that vigilant parents should look out for. According to new research, Listeria monocytogenes can grow on candy-coated apples.
Has a visit to the pet shop ever made your mouth water? No? Then you've clearly never had guinea pig. The cuddly rodents have been a reliable snack in parts of Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia for generations. Called cuyes in Spanish, the animals are reportedly easier to raise and breed than chickens, and are eaten en-masse during key holidays. However, it's those feasts that could be leading to an unintended consequence: a plague of parasitic bites that is bringing South America to its knees.
The dangerous and highly adaptable food borne illness Listeria monocytogenes is reportedly extremely difficult to treat when treatment is necessary. Now researchers think they have figured out why this is, potentially opening up doors for strategies and treatment options.
Public health experts are urging consumers to stop washing their raw chicken, worried about the spread of a dangerous but little-known bacteria.
It turns out that the picky appetite of the Salmonella bacteria might be its downfall. Researchers have found that Salmonella relies on a very specific nutrient to survive, and blocking the bacteria's access to this nutrient can essentially "starve" the infection.
Two "sproutbreaks" of E. Coli and Salmonella have affected nearly 80 people in the United States and Canada - a fourth of whom found themselves in the hospital for their dangerous bacterial infection.
Despite headlines full of cruises ruined by rampant food poisoning, a recent investigation has revealed that restaurants are the favored hunting ground of the bothersome norovirus - which infects about 20 million Americans each year.
While certain causes of food poisoning in the U.S. have declined due in part to a government crackdown on slaughterhouses, bacteria commonly linked to raw milk and poultry is causing more and more food poisonings, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).