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Chicago Taps Twitter To Find Food Poisoning, Restaurant Violations

iHealthBeat: The program, called Foodborne Chicago, uses an algorithm to search for tweets with the term "food poisoning." Staffers then review the tweets for mentions of food poisoning symptoms, such as diarrhea, stomach pain and vomiting (JAMA, 10/15). Users who ...
Cuts blamed for food poisoning fiasco

- 6 days earlier @ Angry growers are doubtful authorities will be able to prove the origins of the painful food poisoning outbreak as a consumer backlash against carrots and lettuce hits home. read more

Chicago mining Twitter to pinpoint food poisoning at restaurants

- 2 days earlier @ FoodBorne Chicago Chicago's Department of Public Health (CDPH) has conducted more than 150 restaurant and food service inspections in the past year that may not have otherwise happened as a result of its new program, called Foodborne Chicago, ...

Dirty Dining: Thai Bay and Sushi Bar Restaurant

- 1 day earlier @ A popular sushi restaurant was forced to throw out pounds of fish because of improper temperatures that can lead to food poisoning.

Twitter Used to Track Restaurant Food Poisoning Complaints

- 1 day earlier @ Starting last year, the Chicago Health Department contracted with a developer to create a Twitter app that tracked people saying they were suffering from food poisoning in Chicago. After being alerted, the agency would then tweet follow-up questions to ...

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178 Cases of Food Poisoning in Two Suez Primary Schools Suez — Egypt's top prosecutor ordered on Wednesday a swift investigation into the 178 cases of food poisoning reported in two primary schools in Suez. Ayman Samir, the ministry of education's media official in Suez, told Aswat Masriya that the ...

Warning to wild mushroom pickers

Wild food foragers are being warned to be particularly careful when picking mushrooms because of a rise in cases of mushroom poisoning.

Fresh Serrano Chile Peppers Recalled for Possible Salmonella

The product was also distributed to Publix Super Markets Inc., Merchants Distributors, Inc., Walmart, Food Lion, Flavor 1st Growers and Packers, US Foods, Military Produce Group, LLC., C&S Wholesalers, John Vena, Inc. and Harris Teeter. Consumers may ...

Assured Naproxen Sodium Tablets Recalled

Contract Packaging Resources, a drug packaging company is voluntary recalling 11,640 boxes of Assured brand Naproxen Sodium tablets because some cartons contain bottles of Ibuprofen, a different pain reliever. Consumers who must avoid using ...

Mt. Healthy Hatchery Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Live Poultry Ends

Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water right after touching live birds or anything in the area where they live. Don't let children younger than five years of age handle live poultry. And don't let live poultry live inside the house, especially where ...

FDA Encourages Juice Safety This Fall

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As fall arrives, so do drives in the country and drinking fresh-squeezed juices and cider.  Unfortunately, serious outbreaks of foodborne illness, also called food poisoning, have been traced to drinking fruit and vegetable juices and cider that have not been processed to kill harmful bacteria.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...

After Massive Listeria Recall, SunBurst Halts Sandwich Production

Listeria recall Ten days ago, Sunburst Foods, a Goldsboro NC-based maker of sandwiches and snack items sold in vending machines and convenience stores issued a recall for everything it has ever made for possible Listeria contamination. Now the ...


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GAO Reoprt: USDA Efforts to Protect Consumers from Salmonella

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service isn't doing enough to protect Americans from poultry contaminated with the pathogens Salmonella and Campylobacter, according to a new report from the Government Accountability ...

WTO Rules Against COOL. Again.

Consumer advocates, including Center for Food Safety, are disappointed by this ruling and believe that consumers have the right to know where the food they buy comes from. Colin O'Neil, Government affairs Director at CFS said in a statement, “food ...

In Canada, Magnetics Spheres Recalled for Ingestion Hazard

Small Magnetic Spheres Recall Indigo Books & Music is voluntarily recalling powerful magnetic spheres and 4 x 4 magnetic squares that can be used to build sculptures and shapes because of a risk assessment conducted by Health Canada.

FDA Agrees to Finalize GRAS Rule of 1997

The FDA has agreed to finally finalize its GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) rule, in response to a Center for Food Safety lawsuit. For 17 years, the FDA has let corporations fast track their food additives to get products onto the market. That allowed ...

Ikea Recalls Pasta for Undeclared Soy | Food Poisoning Bulletin

I ikea-pasta-recall kea is recalling elk-shaped pasta for undeclared soy. People with allergies or sensitivities to soy should not eat this product as they risk a reaction if they do. The PASTAÄLGAR FULLKORN was sold in Ikea ...

Ground Beef Recalled for Foreign Materials | Food Poisoning Bulletin

HEB ground beef produced by Sam Kane Beef Processors is being recalled because it may contain foreign materials.

Maggots in School Lunches in KY and TN | Food Poisoning Bulletin

Other students also reported finding maggots in heir food . Shelby County Schools sent a statement to the station that read; “It has been reported on some news outlets that multiple students are now claiming to have found ...


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