Food poisoning more likely at a U.S. restaurant than at home

Food poisoning more likely at a U.S. restaurant than at home

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Outbreak data for food poisoning indicate Americans are twice as likely to get sick from food prepared at a restaurant than food prepared at home.
Alex Cukan

CSPI: Chicken, ground beef riskiest when it comes to pathogens

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- An analysis of some 33,000 cases of food-borne illness found ground beef and chicken were the riskiest meats for germs such as E. coli, a U.S. non-profit says.

U.S. food-borne illness down 40 percent

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- From 2001 to 2010, U.S. food-borne illness outbreaks -- E. coli, Salmonella and other dangerous pathogens -- dropped 40 percent, a food advocacy group said.

If Listeria suspected, cleaning necessary

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- With 16 deaths and 72 illnesses linked to cantaloupes grown in Colorado, a non-profit group says regulations are needed to help keep pathogens out of produce.

FDA needs recall authority, group says

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- U.S. food stores' mixed reaction to possibly tainted jalapeno and serrano peppers demonstrates the regulators' limited recall authority, a watchdog group says.

Questions about Chinese products remain

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- New U.S. federal rules to stop the import of tainted Chinese seafood aren't strong enough, say consumer advocates.

Effectiveness of FDA questioned

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- The effectiveness of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is being questioned following word it knew of safety concerns before an E.coli outbreak.

New concerns raised about tuna imports

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- A U.S. study released this week is raising new concerns about the safety of imported, canned tuna -- the most popular fish in the United States.

Canadian fish for U.S. market to be tested

BLENHEIM, Ontario, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The Canadian fishing industry announced it will test for mercury, PCBs and other pollutants of Great Lakes fish sold in U.S. supermarkets.

Feds may investigate Canadian beef imports

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of Inspector General is considering opening an investigation to determine why the agency violated its own policy and allowed the import of millions of pounds of Canadian processed beef products that were banned
STEVE MITCHELL, United Press International

USDA bans downer cows from food supply

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a series of sweeping changes in its mad cow surveillance and prevention programs Tuesday, some of which will take effect immediately.
STEVE MITCHELL, United Press International

Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International

Living Today: Issues of modern living

Sloppy farm practices may be largely responsible for making fruits and vegetables one of the top causes of foodborne illnesses, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington, D.C., also known as the "food police."
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Health Tips ... from UPI

, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Seafood causes more outbreaks of foodborne illness but research shows bad produce actually makes more people sick, FDA approves a new drug for diabetics with kidney trouble and hypertension and other health tips you can use.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Washington Agenda-General

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