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Food Scientist Available to Discuss Amy's Recall of 73,000 Frozen Meals

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Drinking Raw Milk Dramatically Increases Risk for Foodborne

An analysis conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) found that the risks of drinking raw (unpasteurized) cow’s milk are significant. The researchers determined that raw milk was associated with over half of all milk-related foodborne illness.

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Food Safety Specialist Hopes New Tracking Strategy Will Lead to Better Intervention

A Kansas State University food safety specialist says a new federal partnership to monitoring foodborne illness is a promising approach.

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Experiments Reveal Key Components of the Body’s Machinery for Battling Deadly Tularemia

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Research led by scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has identified key molecules that trigger the immune system to launch an attack on the bacterium that causes tularemia. The research was published online March 16 in Nature Immunology.

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Chlorine Use in Sewage Treatment Could Promote Antibiotic Resistance

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Chlorine, a disinfectant used in most wastewater treatment plants, may be failing to eliminate pharmaceuticals from wastes. As a result, trace levels get discharged from the treatment plants into waterways. Now, scientists are reporting that chlorine treatment may encourage the formation of new, unknown antibiotics that could enter the environment, potentially contributing to the problem of antibiotic resistance. They will present the research at the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

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Expert Can Discuss Senate Bill Banning Microbeads to Help Save the Oceans

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Why Food Will Continue to Get Safer

The days of widespread foodborne illness outbreaks may be waning as researchers find faster, more precise ways to detect and prevent food contamination, reports the latest interview series from FutureFood 2050.

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Towels Top Kitchen Contamination Hazards List

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Food safety research from Kansas State University used video observations to show people touching kitchen towels before washing their hands or using towels after washing their hands inadequately. Even after properly washing their hands, they would reuse the infected towels and contaminate themselves all over again. Researchers believe cloth towels can quickly and easily become contaminated at significant levels, including microorganisms that potentially lead to foodborne illnesses.

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Poultry Expert Says Avian Influenza Strain Not Harmful to Humans or Poultry Products

A Kansas State University poultry specialist explains why humans don't need to worry about H5N2 avian influenza getting them sick or contaminating their food.

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Meat and Poultry Recalls: What Food Firms and Investors Should Know

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Research from Kansas State University found that when publicly traded food firms face a meat or poultry recall, five factors influence stock price reactions most: severity to human health, recall size, firm size, firm’s experience and media influence. These factors could financially affect publicly traded companies and their investors.