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NoroCORE and the Perfect Pathogen: USDA-NIFA Efforts to Control Norovirus
Dubbed 'the perfect pathogen' by researchers, norovirus possesses all the markers of an ideal infectious agent.
Keeping Backyard Flock Owners Safe after Recent Salmonella Outbreaks
As more people are choosing to keep live poultry as pets, educating the public on appropriate health and safety guidelines has become a priority. In response, the CDC is offering recommendations to backyard flock owners.
Antimicrobial Coatings Could Improve Cantaloupe Food Safety
According to new research, applying antimicrobial coatings to whole cantaloupes during storage significantly reduces contamination and has the potential to improve their microbiological safety and extend their shelf life.
CDC Releases Genome Sequencing Data on Antibiotic-Resistant <em>Salmonella</em>
For the first time, the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System includes whole genome sequencing data of bacteria from individuals with antibiotic-resistant Salmonella infections.
Macadamia Nuts Recalled Due to Health Risk
A voluntarily recall of 2.25 oz and 4 oz packages of Diamond of California Macadamia Nuts has been initiated after a sample tested positive for Salmonella contamination.
FDA Issues New Ruling on Antibacterial Soaps
In a new ruling, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declared that companies selling over-the-counter antiseptic washes will no longer be allowed to market their products as such due to doubts over these products’ safety and effectiveness.
STEC Prevention Insight Through Collaborative Study from MSU Researchers
A collaborative study at Michigan State University could lead to Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria prevention practices in the cattle farming industry.
<em>Listeria</em> Outbreak in Leafy Greens Prompts Change in CDC <em>Listeria</em> Questionnaire
Investigations into a multi-state, multi-year listeriosis outbreak continue, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) change investigative tools, adding “leafy greens” to their Listeria Initiative questionnaire.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.