Food Poisoning Resources

The University of Glasgow reported today:

Vaccinating cattle against the E. coli O157 bacterium could cut the number of human cases of the disease by 85%, according to scientists.

The bacteria, which cause severe gastrointestinal illness and even death in humans, are spread by consuming contaminated food and water, or by contact with livestock faeces

Customers who ate Chopped, Ready-to-Eat Fruit from the Westside Market (2589 Broadway btwn. 97th and 98th) Between Those Dates Should Get Hepatitis A Vaccine as a Precautionary Measure

No Current Reports of Hepatitis A in Customers

August 22, 2013 – In response to a case of hepatitis A in a food handler at Westside Market

A new system could tell you how likely it is for you to become ill if you visit a particular restaurant by ‘listening’ to the tweets from other restaurant patrons.

The University of Rochester researchers say their system, nEmesis, can help people make more informed decisions, and it also has the potential to complement traditional

An Introduction to Listeria

Listeria (pronounced liss-STEER-ē-uh) is a gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium that can grow under either anaerobic (without oxygen) or aerobic (with oxygen) conditions. [4, 18] Of the six species of Listeria, only L. monocytogenes (pronounced maw-NO-site-aw-JUH-neez) causes disease in humans. [18] These bacteria multiply best at 86-98.6 degrees F (30-37 degrees C), but