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CDC: limited progress in reducing foodborne infections in 2013

April 17, 2014 by


The nation’s food safety grades are out and the results are mixed.  CDC’s annual report card shows that foodborne infections continue to be an important public health problem in the United States. The rate of salmonella infections decreased by about nine percent in 2013 compared with the previous three years, bringing it to the rate […]

CDC: New Englanders not Getting Enough Fruits & Veggies

April 16, 2014 by


New Englanders aren’t eating enough fruit and vegetables, according to a new report released this month by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The US dietary guidelines recommend at least five servings of fruit and vegetables per day. However, adults consume about 1.1 servings of fruits per day and about 1.6 servings of […]

524 with Salmonella, 37% hospitalized linked to Chicken

April 11, 2014 by


Update: The investigation continues into Salmonella Heidelberg infections likely related to Foster Farms chicken. Persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Heidelberg, by State* A total of 524 individuals infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Heidelberg have been reported from 25 states and Puerto Rico. Most of the ill persons (76%) have been […]

Almost 300 get Norovirus on Cruise Ship

January 30, 2014 by


Beleaguered passengers finally fled a Royal Caribbean cruise ship Wednesday after a 10-day vacation cut short by a nasty gut bug that sickened nearly 700 people. One woman aboard the Explorer of the Seas yelled, “We made it!” as the ship docked in Bayonne, N.J., two days ahead of schedule. Other passengers stood on deck […]

‘Cannibal sandwiches’ sicken Wisconsin residents

December 6, 2013 by


Cannibal sandwiches,” an appetizer featuring raw, lean ground beef served on cocktail bread, may be a Wisconsin tradition, but they are not safe, health officials said, noting that more than a dozen people became ill after consuming them last holiday season. Health officials confirmed four cases tied to E. coli bacteria and 13 likely cases […]


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