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22 Jul
Muffins Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

Muffins Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

Possible listeria contamination has triggered the nationwide recall of more than two dozen muffin products made by Give and Go Prepared Foods, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

The recalled products were sold across the country and include a variety o...

06 Jul
Listeria Outbreak Linked to Precooked Chicken: CDC

Listeria Outbreak Linked to Precooked Chicken: CDC

One death has been reported in a listeria outbreak that appears to be linked to precooked chicken served in health care facilities, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Three people in Texas and Delaware became sick after they ate f...

17 Jun
How Healthy Are the New Plant-Based 'Fake Meats'?

How Healthy Are the New Plant-Based 'Fake Meats'?

More and more Americans are seeking out healthier, greener and more ethical alternatives to meat, but are plant-based alternatives like the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat truly nutritious substitutes?

The answer is yes, according to new research funded by the U.S. Nat...

06 May
Many Consumers Misunderstand Those 'Best Before' Food Labels

Many Consumers Misunderstand Those 'Best Before' Food Labels

People may think they know what 'Best before' food date labels mean, but a new study reveals that many consumers misunderstand them.

The study of over 2,600 U.S. adults "showed that an overwhelming majority of consumers say that they use food date labels to make decision...

18 Feb
No Evidence Coronavirus Spreads Through Food or Food Packaging: FDA

No Evidence Coronavirus Spreads Through Food or Food Packaging: FDA

There's no evidence that the new coronavirus can spread through food or food packaging, U.S. health officials say.

Of the more than 100 million cases of COVID-19 worldwide, there hasn't been any epidemiological evidence of food or food packaging as the source of SARS-CoV...

17 Jul
Your Guide to Safer Dining During the Pandemic

Your Guide to Safer Dining During the Pandemic

Restaurant dining used to be a routine affair, but many now dread the thought of chowing down in a roomful of bare-faced strangers.

So as state-level lockdowns wax and wane, how safe is it to dine at your favorite restaurant?

There's some risk, but with pro...

10 Jul
Raw Milk Can Harbor Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Raw Milk Can Harbor Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

If you're a fan of raw milk, keep it chilled. Leaving raw milk at room temperature can release antimicrobial-resistant genes, a new study suggests.

Also, bacteria that have antimicrobial-resistant genes can transfer them to other bacteria, spreading resistance, the ...

27 Apr
Navigating the Grocery Store Safely

Navigating the Grocery Store Safely

Grocery shopping has become a daunting endeavor during the coronavirus pandemic, but there are things you can do to protect yourself and others, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Prepare a shopping list in advance and buy just one to two weeks' worth of gro...

24 Apr
On Some Farms, Washing Machines Give Leafy Greens a Spin -- But Is That Safe?

On Some Farms, Washing Machines Give Leafy Greens a Spin -- But Is That Safe?

Next time you inspect your salad greens to make sure they look clean, consider this: Researchers are trying to determine if drying leafy greens using the spin cycle of a retrofitted washing machine is safe.

Some farmers use the method instead of expensive, commercial...

15 Apr
Tips for Safe Grocery Shopping

Tips for Safe Grocery Shopping

You're in lockdown, yet you still have to go grocery shopping, but how do you stay safe and avoid catching the coronavirus?

The American Medical Association has some timely tips.

When you go to the store:

  • Stay at least six-feet away from ot...

13 Apr
Your Sushi May Serve Up Parasitic Worms

Your Sushi May Serve Up Parasitic Worms

You may get more than you bargained for when you eat sushi, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that since the 1970s, there's been a 283-fold increase in the abundance of a parasitic worm that can be transmitted to people who eat raw or undercooked seafood.

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06 Apr
Mission Possible: Tips for Safe Grocery Shopping During the Pandemic

Mission Possible: Tips for Safe Grocery Shopping During the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has turned grocery shopping into a mission filled with anxiety, but a food science expert's advice can make it a safe one.

The first thing to consider is whether you should go to the store at all, said Donald Schaffner. He's a professor in th...

03 Apr
Can Food From an Infected Cook Give You COVID-19?

Can Food From an Infected Cook Give You COVID-19?

Even if your takeout dinner was prepared by a cook who has COVID-19, there's little need to worry about your risk of infection, according to an expert in viruses.

"Restaurant kitchens can be one of the safest places in this coronavirus outbreak because they already ...

02 Apr
Don't Worry About U.S. Food Supply, FDA Says

Don't Worry About U.S. Food Supply, FDA Says

The United States remains a land of plenty even in the era of coronavirus, U.S. federal health officials said Thursday.

State-by-state lockdowns may have created a rush on certain items in grocery stores -- toilet paper, dry yeast, flour, rice, dried beans -- but the...

26 Mar
Livestock, Poultry Safe From Coronavirus: Expert

Livestock, Poultry Safe From Coronavirus: Expert

In a bit of good news about the novel coronavirus, one expert says it looks like livestock and poultry don't appear to be at risk from COVID-19.

The coronavirus most likely jumped from an animal species into humans and mutated into a virus that mostly affects people,...

25 Mar
Cooking Up a Storm During Coronavirus Crisis? Store Leftovers Safely

Cooking Up a Storm During Coronavirus Crisis? Store Leftovers Safely

Social distancing measures have many Americans cooking at home during the coronavirus pandemic, so one food safety expert has tips for storing and preparing leftovers properly.

One of the most important safety measures is to place perishable foods -- those that requi...

22 Jan
Can Online Reviews Help Health Inspectors Keep Tabs on Restaurants?

Can Online Reviews Help Health Inspectors Keep Tabs on Restaurants?

Could that nasty online review you wrote about your neighborhood restaurant help the local health inspector do a better job?

Yes, according to researchers who found that such reviews may help monitor a restaurant's cleanliness between health inspections.

B...

10 Dec
E. Coli Outbreak Spurs Packaged Salad Warning

E. Coli Outbreak Spurs Packaged Salad Warning

The likely source of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened eight people in three states is Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday.

As of Dec. 9, there have been four cases of E. coli O157:H7 in Minnesota, t...

26 Nov
Play It Safe With Holiday Foods

Play It Safe With Holiday Foods

When preparing the Thanksgiving feast this week, don't forget food safety, a medical expert says.

Each year, about 48 million Americans get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die of food poisoning, according to the U.S. Centers for ...

21 Nov
Don't Let Salmonella Make Your Thanksgiving a Turkey

Don't Let Salmonella Make Your Thanksgiving a Turkey

With Thanksgiving but a week away, U.S. health officials want to be sure you don't get sick from any salmonella that might be lurking in your turkey.

In a new report, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detail the tracking of a rece...

31 Oct
Check Those Halloween Treats So They're Safe to Eat

Check Those Halloween Treats So They're Safe to Eat

Almost 41 million American children will don costumes and go trick-or-treating tonight, so all parents should remember that not every treat is safe for their kid.

Inspect your children's candy haul for signs of tampering before you let them eat anything, said Bruce R...

14 Oct
Put Safety First When Planning to Pack Food-to-Go

Put Safety First When Planning to Pack Food-to-Go

Whether you're tailgating, cooking for a potluck or bringing in a treat for co-workers, keep safety in mind to avoid food-borne illnesses.

Safe handling is always important, but it's an even bigger priority when you're away from your kitchen, without the benefit of ...

03 Oct
Organic Chicken Less Likely to Harbor a Dangerous 'Superbug'

Organic Chicken Less Likely to Harbor a Dangerous 'Superbug'

In a finding that suggests organic is best, a new study indicates that chickens raised without antibiotics may have fewer types of antibiotic-resistant salmonella than animals raised at factory farms.

Salmonella is a common infection among poultry, so some large far...

17 Sep
Will Feeding Your Pets Raw Food Make You Sick?

Will Feeding Your Pets Raw Food Make You Sick?

Pet food-related infections in people are rare in households that feed their pets raw food, according to a large international survey.

There is ongoing controversy about whether feeding raw pet food such as uncooked meat, internal organs, bones and cartilage puts peo...

23 Aug
Climate Change Hiking Danger of Flesh-Eating Bacteria Infections

Climate Change Hiking Danger of Flesh-Eating Bacteria Infections

It's a horrible fate: You take a cool dip in the ocean and become infected with flesh-eating bacteria.

Climate change is making this terrifying scenario more common in the northern part of the United States, one infectious disease expert says.

These infect...

22 Aug
CDC Warns of Drug-Resistant Salmonella in Beef, Cheese

CDC Warns of Drug-Resistant Salmonella in Beef, Cheese

An antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella is sickening people who eat contaminated beef and unpasteurized soft Mexican cheese, U.S. health officials warned Thursday.

First seen in 2017, this bacterial strain has already caused 255 Americans in 32 states to become ...

08 Jul
'Semi-Slug' Is Spreading a Lethal Parasite in Hawaii

'Semi-Slug' Is Spreading a Lethal Parasite in Hawaii

A brain-invading killer parasite hides on a half-snail/half-slug creature before slipping into a salad, just waiting to be swallowed by hungry humans. Is it the plot of a B-movie or a real medical threat?

Unfortunately, the threat is real. Across the state of Hawaii,...

10 Jun
One Simple Food Substitution Might Help Save the Planet

One Simple Food Substitution Might Help Save the Planet

One simple change in your diet -- replacing beef with poultry -- could go a long way toward curbing climate change, research shows.

Beef is the largest dietary contributor to greenhouse gases for average people, and replacing it can halve a diner's food-based carbon fo...

02 May
A Heart-Healthy Prescription for America's Food System

A Heart-Healthy Prescription for America's Food System

An overhaul of the U.S. food system is needed so Americans can easily choose healthy foods, claims an advisory from the American Heart Association (AHA).

"Innovation in the food system is needed at multiple levels -- the food industry, agricultural industry, public ...

18 Apr
Listeria Outbreak Linked to Deli Meats, Cheeses in 4 States

Listeria Outbreak Linked to Deli Meats, Cheeses in 4 States

A listeria outbreak that has sickened eight, including one death, has now been linked to deli meats and cheeses sold at stores in four states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.

The illnesses in the outbreak, which first began more th...

18 Mar
Knives: Essential Equipment for Healthy Food Prep

Knives: Essential Equipment for Healthy Food Prep

Every home chef will find that cooking healthfully is easier with a well-made set of knives. When shopping, let quality, not quantity, be your guide.

You can master most any cutting task with just three knives. The workhorse is the chef's knife, about eight to 10 inc...

23 Jan
How to Safely Use Plastic Containers in Your Microwave

How to Safely Use Plastic Containers in Your Microwave

For many, a microwave is indispensable, but questions remain about the safety of containers used to cook and reheat food in it.

Most of the controversy surrounds the chemicals used to make plastic containers soft or clear, like BPA and phthalates. These chemicals are...

22 Jan
How to Fight Norovirus, the 'Cruise Ship' Germ

How to Fight Norovirus, the 'Cruise Ship' Germ

Whether it's infiltrating a cruise ship, a restaurant or a college dorm, the norovirus is often in the news. It's the leading cause of illness from contaminated food in the United States.

While food can be tainted at its source, food workers who acquire the infection...

16 Jan
Climate Change Already Hurting Human Health, Review Shows

Climate Change Already Hurting Human Health, Review Shows

Climate change is already having clear effects on human health, according to a new review that describes the situation as a "health emergency."

"Climate change is causing injuries, illnesses and deaths now from heat waves, infectious diseases, food and water insecuri...

11 Jan
Here's How the Government Shutdown Could Affect Your Health

Here's How the Government Shutdown Could Affect Your Health

Tainted food, trash-filled parklands and even hungry kids: Public health could be increasingly at risk as the U.S. government shutdown drags into its 21st day, experts say.

Crucial inspections intended to protect Americans have either been curtailed or are not being...