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FSA Names and Shames Major Supermarkets Over Poultry Bug Causing Food Poisoning

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) found in a study that 70% chicken sold in the country contains campylobacter – the biggest cause of food poisoning in the country – and the watchdog named and shamed major supermarkets.
Bag Your Chicken And Separate From Other Foods To Prevent Food Poisoning, Warn Officials

- 3 days earlier @ In a bid to prevent the spread of food poisoning bug campylobacter, health officials have warned shoppers to separate their poultry from other food in the fridge by keeping it in a bag. Meanwhile a report will be published later this week, which names and shames supermarkets where the danger from campylobacter is most acute. According to the Food Standards Agency, the bacteria , which grows in ...

Pennsylvania among 10 states with new salmonella cases

- 3 days earlier @ Raw sprouts are linked to dozens of cases of food poisoning - again.

Tesco director facing questions about lobbying government over dirty chicken report

- 2 days earlier @ Former FSA chief Tim Smith understood to have warned Department of Health that revealing food poisoning contamination rates could provoke a food scare and damage the industry • Campylobacter: costly problem producers don’t want to tackle The former head of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), who went straight from his job as regulator to a lucrative role as technical director of Tesco ...

Thanksgiving ranked as most dangerous holiday

- 2 days earlier @ Travel, food poisoning and more. Find out what else makes Thanksgiving the most dangerous holiday.



Dirty chicken scandal: food expert calls for boycott of chicken

Food watchdog warns that Asda has worst rate of contamination but all other supermarket chains failing to meet national targets Food poisoning scandal: how chicken spreads campylobacter A leading food expert and adviser to successive governments has called for a boycott of supermarket chicken because of “scandalous” levels of contamination after tests revealed that up to eight in 10 show traces ...

Avoiding and Treating Food Poisoning

Good4Utah: Chase Bailey from the Ogden Clinic joined Midday on Thursday to talk about food poisoning. According to Bailey, fall "promotes a number of potential problems for families with food-borne illnesses. In particular, with turkey we seem to have a lot of ...

Preparation tips to help prevent food poisoning

Tucson News Now: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants to help keep you and your family healthy this holiday season with tips to help prevent food poisoning. The CDC emphasizes the importance of washing your hands, utensils, countertops and food ...

What's Going Around? Watch out for food poisoning

KSPR: The first five cases of flu have been reported in Greene County. Heath care experts say don't forget to get your flu shot, because these numbers are only going one way through the winter season - up.

CSPI Asks FDA to Label Sesame an Allergen

Regular readers of this site know that recalls are often issued in Canada for sesame seeds, but those types of recalls are not issued in the U.S. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is asking the FDA to require that sesame be disclosed ...

Supermarkets named and shamed after rise in chickens contaminated with food poisoning bug

CONTAMINATION of shop-bought chickens with a bug that causes food poisoning has significantly risen, shocking new results have shown.

FDA Finalizes Menu Labeling for Restaurants and Vending Machines

The FDA has finalized two rules requiring calorie information on menus and menu boards in retail food establishments, including chain restaurants, and vending machines with 20 or more locations. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told reporters ...




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Health Canada Warns of Risks Associated with Homemade Baby Formula

Recipes for homemade formula, available on the Internet, are billed as healthy alternatives to appeal to processed foods. But there is a reason why commercial infant formula is one of the most tightly regulated products on the market, health officials say.

In Canada, Crisp Cakes Walnut Cracker Recalled for Undeclared Peanut

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Loc-Sky Trading Co. Ltd. are recalling Crisp Cakes Walnut Cracker because they may contain undeclared peanuts, one of the major food allergens. Those with an allergy to peanuts could have a life-threatening ...

Moose Tracks Ice Cream Recalled for Undeclared Peanuts

The Kroger Co. is recalling select containers of Private Selection Denali Extreme Moose Tracks Ice Cream because it may contain peanuts, one of the major food allergens, that is not listed on the label. Anyone with an allergy to peanuts could have a ...

Safe Turkey Handling Tips for a Happy Thanksgiving

The folks at Holiday Food Safety are offering tips for handling your turkey safely for a happy Thanksgiving. The Partnership for Food Safety Education includes the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Institute of Food Technology, and other ...

Northstar Gabapentin Capsules Recalled | Food Poisoning Bulletin

Northstar Gabapentin capsules are being recalled because some bottles contain empty capsules.

Bee Pollen Recalled for Undeclared Drugs | Food Poisoning Bulletin

Forever Beautiful Bee Pollen dietary supplement is recalled for undeclared Sibutramine and phenolphthalein, unapproved drugs.

Sausages Recalled for Undeclared Milk | Food Poisoning Bulletin

Sausages are being recalled for undeclared milk, one of the major food allergens.


How to avoid food poisoning during Thanksgiving

KSHB: (NBC News) - The journey from the frozen foods section to the table fraught with food poisoning peril for your Thanksgiving turkey. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that one in six Americans gets sick annually from food poisoning. To prevent ...

Don't invite food poisoning to your Thanksgiving feast

Danbury News Times: Thanksgiving is a time when families gather to talk, eat and enjoy each other's company. But sometimes an unwanted guest can show up at these festive gatherings -- food poisoning. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

Salmonella in 10 states linked to raw sprouts

Raw sprouts are linked to dozens of cases of food poisoning — again. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 63 people from 10 states concentrated on the East Coast fell ill with salmonella ...


Food poisoning bug found on 70 percent of UK chickens

Medical Xpress: Some 70 percent of fresh chickens on sale in Britain are contaminated with a food poisoning bug, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said on Thursday, warning that retailers must raise their game.

Most chickens sold in UK stores have traces of food bug - watchdog

LONDON (Reuters) - Almost three-quarters of fresh chickens sold by British retailers were found to have traces of a potentially fatal food-poisoning bug, a food watchdog warned on Thursday and said major grocers were not doing enough to tackle the problem. Tackling the campylobacter bug, the most common form of food poisoning in Britain, affecting an estimated 280,000 people a year, is the Foods ...


Don't be the one who ruins Thanksgiving with food poisoning You probably saw your mom do this as a kid, and no offense to your mom, but food safety professionals say this is definitely a big no-no. That's because washing your turkey in the sink spreads bacteria everywhere – including the surfaces you want to ...

Cooking? Don't poison your Thanksgiving guests

Asbury Park Press: Family chefs are strongly encouraged to brush up on today's food safety practices before setting out to prepare their meals. Food poisoning can spoil the holidays just as easily as a burnt meal. The NJ Poison Information & Education System at Rutgers ...

The Three Safe Ways To Thaw A Turkey

There are only three safe ways to thaw a turkey and if you bought a giant, frozen bird your time has run out for one of them. Every year, The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) compiles Thanksgiving food safety tips for consumers, including safe ...

Pub's Christmas dinner killed mum-of-one and left 32 more ill

Two bosses at a pub in Hornchurch, east London, have been convicted of falsifying food safety records after a dodgy £40 turkey dinner left a woman dead and 32 people ill.

Avoid an Uninvited Guest This Thanksgiving: Food Poisoning

A Kansas State University food safety expert has tips on how to cook your turkey properly so your family doesn't cry foul.


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