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Food Allergy Awareness Week
May 13 to 19 marks Food Allergy Awareness Week, which spotlights a condition that afflicts an estimated 15 million people in the U.S. alone. Here are some recent articles about food allergens. For allergen resources, check out this previous Neogen blog post.
Dealing with food allergies – Newsday
The medical minute: Food allergies – testing and diagnosis – Penn State University
Leading food allergy organizations unite to combat the rising food allergy crisis – The Sacramento Bee
U.S.: New report provides a decade of analysis of foodborne illnesses
The gist? Several foodborne pathogen-related illnesses are down (such as those derived from Listeria and Campylobacter) but Salmonella enteriditis infections are rising.
- Report – Clinical Infectious Diseases (subscription required)
- New report provides a decade of analysis of various foodborne illnesses – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- U.S.: New report provides a decade of analysis of foodborne illnesses – Bites (Kentucky State University)
- FoodNet shares lessons from more than a decade of data – Food Safety News
France and the U.S. have published a slew of reports detailing foodborne illness surveillance.
Researchers are looking for cheap, easy and effective ways to kill pathogens in drinking water.
After 13 soccer players got sick with norovirus, investigators think they found the cause: a reusable plastic bag containing food that had been left on the bathroom floor.
The cover story in the most recent edition of Food Safety Magazine takes on Shiga-toxin producing E. coli.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced new food safety policies last week. Here’s what they mean.
Fiddleheads contain an unknown toxin that can make you sick so make sure they’re well cooked before noshing.
Breaking down our “microbiomes.”
It’s time to get horses vaccinated against two diseases with high mortality rates.
The Kentucky Derby winner is eyeing the second leg of the Triple Crown.
In the Mitten State between May 21-24? The fourth International Symposium of Managing Animal Mortality, Products, By-products and Associated Health Risk will take place in Dearborn and will feature a series of presentations and breakout sessions.
1,030 million bushels? That’s a lot of corn.
April hailstorms had a severe impact on tree fruits in California, especially plums and nectarines.
The World Bank loan is for a 20 year project focused on disease control and diversification of the poultry sector.
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission approved a rule to allow for night hunting of feral pigs and coyotes, which can destroy crops and harass livestock.