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The Contagion® Food-borne Infection / Food Safety specialty page provides food-borne Infection / food Safety-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.


Are Sprouts Making Us Sick?
A recent presentation by US Food and Drug Administration representatives explained why contaminated sprouts continue to be the cause of many food-borne illnesses.
Powerhouse Partnership Aims to Improve Food Safety Practices in China
IBM, Walmart, and Tsinghua University have partnered up to improve food safety practices in China.
Sabra Hummus Products Recalled Due to Possible Contamination
The US Food and Drug Administration has announced that Sabra Dipping Co., LLC has recalled certain hummus products due to concerns about Listeria monocytogenes.
A Sweet Solution to Removing <i>E. coli</i> From Drinking Water
York’s Lassonde School’s Micro and Nano-scale Transport (MNT) Lab researchers have discovered “DipTreat,” a water treatment device capable of detecting and removing E. coli from drinking water.
Researchers Discover New Ways Plasmids Work to Make Bacteria More Resistant
European researchers have found that bacterial DNA molecules called plasmids are driving the evolution of antibiotic resistance in ways previously unknown.
Researchers Awarded for Work on New Tool to Predict Cholera Outbreaks
A team of researchers from Tufts University and the University of Maryland have discovered a way to predict cholera outbreaks using satellite data from coastal waterways.
Activist-driven Legislation and New Technology Have Improved US Food Safety
US food-safety legislation has toughened up as both regional and national centers strive to provide the public with safe food through the use of food-related disease surveillance programs and new technologies.
The Changing Landscape of Tracking Infectious Diseases
Experts in clinical diagnostics and tracking food-borne outbreaks discuss using culture-independent diagnostic tests (CIDTs) as well as how the use of CIDTs is currently working in Colorado.
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