The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, citing the Food and Drug Administration, said that it is now safe to eat romaine lettuce. The vegetable was behind a recent E. coli outbreak that victimized 172 people across 32 states.
Public Health May 17, 2018
The CDC has now recorded 149 cases of illnesses linked to romaine lettuce, with 29 states affected. At this rate, the E. coli outbreak is expected to worsen overtime.
Public Health May 10, 2018
Health officials are probing the cause of the multistate E. coli outbreak. The disease has sickened at least 17 people across states, and the specific source is still unknown.
Public Health April 13, 2018
The Health Department reports findings of its investigation on the deadly E. Coli outbreak that killed 2 children in Southwest Utah. Officials say that livestock is responsible.
Public Health July 30, 2017
Researchers discovered E.coli genes that can survive the temperature recommended by federal authorities for cooking beef. This means ground meat-based food items need to be cooked at higher cooking temperatures to keep them safe from E.coli bacteria.
Public Health June 4, 2016
As time winds down for the year that was 2015, we take a look back at some of the biggest stories on human health over the past 12 months. From outbreaks of infectious diseases to the advancement of genome-editing technology, researchers have made a number of achievements that will help shape the future of our society.
Life December 26, 2015
Antibiotic-resistant strains of E. coli and salmonella first detected in China have reached the UK, officials say. Despite that, public health risk is still considered very low.
Life December 23, 2015
Investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are looking into a latest string of E. coli infections detected in Kansas, Oklahoma and North Dakota last month that caused five people to become sick. Each of the victims has reportedly dined at a Chipotle restaurant a week before.
Life December 22, 2015
Five people in Oklahoma, North Dakota and Kansas fell ill due to the new E. Coli strain that could be linked to Chipotle's recent foodborne illness outbreak. All five people ate at a Chipotle restaurant a week before getting sick.
Life December 22, 2015
Is it too late now to say sorry? A corporate mea culpa led Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) co-CEO and founder Steve Ells to apologize for another E. Coli outbreak in Boston. CDC said there are about 52 people in nine states who got sick from the norovirus outbreak.
Life December 11, 2015
Starbucks had to issue a recall of its holiday turkey panini sandwiches after the products were linked to an E. coli scare. The celery contained in the stuffing is said to be the probable source of the bacteria.
Life December 2, 2015
The U.S. is making progress against some common pathogens causing foodborne illnesses, but others are on the rise, a federal report says. Contaminated food sickens thousands every year, the CDC says.
Life May 14, 2015
Testing of drinking water in Portland shows E. coli contamination. Residents urged to boil water before drinking or cooking with it.
Life May 25, 2014
Approximately two million pounds of ground beef tainted with Escherichia Coli O157:H7 are being recalled by a federal agency. As per reports, the contaminated beef may have already reached ten states in the U.S.
Life May 24, 2014
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