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Chicken Salmonella Thanks to Meat Industry Lawsuit
The meat industry sued the federal government, winning the right to sell food known to be contaminated with food poisoning bacteria.
Foster Farms Responds to Chicken Salmonella Outbreaks
Foster Farms chicken may have infected and sickened more than 10,000 people due to contamination of the meat with fecal material.
Superbugs in Conventional vs. Organic Chicken
The level of multi-drug antibiotic resistant bacteria contamination is compared between meat from animals raised conventionally and certified organic meat from animals raised without being fed...
Food Poisoning Bacteria Cross-Contamination
The food-poisoning fecal bacteria found in 70% of U.S. retail poultry is destroyed by proper cooking, but contamination of the kitchen environment may place consumers at risk.
How Avoiding Chicken Could Prevent Bladder Infections
Where do bladder infections come from? Back in the ’70s, longitudinal studies of women over time showed that the movement of rectal bacteria into the vaginal area preceded the appearance of the...
Is Meat Glue Safe?
Used in about 8 million pounds of meat every year in the United States, the “meat glue” enzyme, transglutaminase, has potential food safety and allergy implications.
Dietary Sources of Alkylphenol Endocrine Disruptors
Foods of animal origin (especially fish) appear to be the most important source of human exposure to industrial pollutants such as alkylphenol xenoestrogens.
Norovirus Food Poisoning from Pesticides
Organic produce may present less of a food safety risk, given the potential contamination of pesticides with fecal pathogens.
Fecal Contamination of Sushi
The proportion of sushi that exceeds the national food standards guidelines for fecal bacteria levels.
Flame Retardant Chemical Contamination
A way to detoxify one's body of industrial pollutants found in the food supply.
Avoiding Chicken To Avoid Bladder Infections
Handling chicken can lead to the colonization of one's colon with antibiotic resistant E. coli that may result in bladder infections in women.
Salmonella in Chicken & Turkey: Deadly But Not Illegal
Hundreds of thousands of Americans are Salmonella poisoned by poultry every year, yet it remains legal to sell meat proven to be contaminated.
Alkylphenol Endocrine Disruptors and Allergies
The dramatic rise of allergic diseases such as eczema and seasonal allergies may be related to dietary exposure to endocrine-disruptor xenoestrogens such as alkylphenol industrial pollutants.
Fecal Bacteria Survey
How contaminated is the American meat supply with fecal matter?
Autopsy of Chicken Nuggets
If the bulk of fast food chicken nuggets is not actually chicken meat, what’s in them?
Yersinia in Pork
This week Consumer Reports released a study showing the majority of retail pork tested was contaminated with antibiotic resistant strains of the foodborne bacteria Yersinia enterocolitica.
Don’t Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
A profile of the study “Dirty Money: An Investigation into the Hygiene Status of Some of the World’s Currencies as Obtained from Food Outlets.” The level of fecal bacteria contamination on...
Meat-Borne Infection Risk from Shopping Carts
Exposure to meat packaging in the supermarket may lead to food poisoning in children placed in shopping carts.
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