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The Big Problem With Foster Farms Chicken

Salmonella causes more hospitalizations and more deaths than any other foodborne illness, and it’s on the rise. Salmonella causes a million cases of food poisoning every year in the U.S., and over the…

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Did Pesticides Cause Your Food Poisoning?

Although the most serious causes of food poisoning like Salmonella come mostly from animal products (for example, most foodborne-related deaths have been attributed to poultry), millions of Americans …

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Food Poisoning: The Importance of Reporting

Why is it Important to Report Food Poisoning? Just imagine eating a quick sandwich at your favorite deli down the street only to be awakened hours later with horrible flu like symptoms and nausea. Th…

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The Risks of Repurposing Egg Cartons

Repurposing is a way of life these days, reducing the amount of usable goods that end up in landfills, as well as saving money and stimulating creativity. One common item, the humble egg carton, offer…

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Food Poisoning 101

If you've never come down with food poisoning, consider yourself lucky. This stomach ailment can be rather painful, and embarrassing. Find out what causes it and how to treat and prevent it.…

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Why is Unsafe Meat Legal?

Most of the U.S. population suffers an acute diarrheal illness every year. According to a recent survey, most people correctly identified food as the most common source of infection, but fewer than ha…

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Fecal Bacteria In Kitchen Vs. Bathroom

With the exception of prions—the infectious agents responsible for mad cow disease that can survive incineration at temperatures hot enough to melt lead—all viral, fungal, and bacterial pathogens in o…

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E. Coli O145 Ban Opposed by Meat Industry

One child is dead and 13 others sickened across six states in an ongoing outbreak of E. coli O145. Another child—a first-grader in Massachusetts—also died recently, but that was due to a different str…

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Is Food Poisoning Attempted Manslaughter?

Similar to the way one remembers their first kiss or, more aptly, their first automobile accident, one distinctly remembers their first case of food poisoning as if it were imprinted on their gut (and…

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What Is Listeria?

By Sara Novak, Planet Green We hear about salmonella and e.coli relatively often nowadays but listeria, for the most part has avoided the limelight. Listeriosis is a serious infection caused by t…

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