Oct 3, 2013 — A team of eight people overseeing the critical foodborne illness tracking database PulseNet has been reduced to three. And a CDC division chief says that a multistate outbreak would push the remaining staff beyond their capacity.
Apr 12, 2013 — As the start of Coachella this weekend reminds us, tis the season for outdoor music festivals. But great bands aren't the only things these massive, multiday gatherings can foster. Two recent studies document how such events can be breeding grounds for foodborne illnesses that rock your belly.
Mar 8, 2013 — Noma, the Danish eatery that has won fans with its innovative and artful cuisine — and won Restaurant magazine's "World's Best Restaurant" title three times — is getting some unwelcome press, after dozens of people who ate at the Copenhagen restaurant fell sick.
Nov 29, 2012 — A new way to clean spinach combines an old technique and a new one to get the disease-causing bacteria. But there aren't any commercial orders for the ultrasonic spinach spa just yet.
Oct 19, 2011 — The outbreak of listeria in fresh cantaloupe has been blamed for at least 25 deaths and 123 illnesses in 26 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. Casualties have slowed since September, but the outbreak is far from over, officials say.
Oct 7, 2011 — The CDC says that the Jensen Farms-related cantaloupe outbreak has extended to 20 states so far, starting on or after July 31. State and local health departments all over the country are investigating other listeriosis illnesses to determine if they are part of this outbreak.
Oct 5, 2011 — Even now, weeks after the suspect cantaloupes were recalled, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cautions that there may be more reports of illness to come. The incubation period for listeriosis varies, but it can take as long as two months for symptoms to develop.
Sep 30, 2011 — Updated figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 84 people in 19 states have been sickened by listeria bacteria from an outbreak linked to cantaloupes.
Sep 28, 2011 — Listeria's long incubation period in the gut or even in the fridge means the threat is potentially sticking around longer than in other food-related outbreaks. So its more important than ever to be vigilant about what's in the fridge and how you fix it.
Sep 14, 2011 — An outbreak of listeriosis linked to cantaloupes has led to the deaths of four people. Most of the cases have occurred in Colorado and New Mexico.