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FOOD-BORNE INFECTION / FOOD SAFETY NEWS - Page 11

CabA May Hold Key to Reducing Food-borne Illnesses Caused by <em>Vibrio vulnificus</em>
By targeting CabA, an extracellular matrix protein essential for biofilm formation, it may be possible to reduce the incidence of food-borne illnesses caused by the potentially lethal Vibrio vulnificus marine bacterium found in biofilms on oyster shells and meat.
Safety Tips for Pre-packaged Meals and Home-delivered Food
For consumers ordering pre-packaged foods, the United States Department of Agriculture recommends following several food safety tips.
 
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.
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