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Campylobacter

Cooking Chicken Safely

Campylobacter,Salmonella | October 24, 2018

Let’s talk turkey, er… chicken here. Most of us have been taught by our parents that raw chicken can be an illness waiting to happen. If you grew up in my home, your mother would have told you that raw… read more

Pasteurize Your Milk, Please! Drug-Resistant Campylobacter On The Rise

Campylobacter | October 6, 2018

Organic milk or regular? Raw milk or pasteurized? There are several ways to get your milk these days, and without the proper education on the differences and health benefits (or threats) of each, it’s nearly impossible to know which to… read more

Could Campylobacter Lead to “Fur-ternity Leave”?

Campylobacter,Outbreaks & Recalls | September 30, 2018

Puppies… they are adorable. Who doesn’t love them? I know that we are super attached to our dogs, and when they were puppies, we spent so much time with them that I almost hated leaving them. Our pets were here… read more

Your Chicken Is Trying to Kill You! Know Where Germs Are Coming From.

Campylobacter,Salmonella | September 8, 2018

Is your chicken trying to kill you?  I don’t mean the feathered, live variety.  That is a real problem as well, though solvable by a pot of boiling water or roasting pan.  I mean the chicken on your plate adjacent… read more

Raw Chicken on the Menu? I’ll Pass!

Campylobacter,Salmonella | August 26, 2018

How would you like that cooked?  “Rare, please.”  Sounds like an order for steak, right?  Depends on the restaurant.  Some high-end eateries are serving up chicken, sashimi style.  Can you do that?  Is it safe?  The chefs claim it is,… read more

How are Food Poisoning Outbreaks Investigated?

Bacillus,Botulism,Campylobacter,Cyclospora,E. coli,Hep A,Legionella,Listeria,Norovirus,Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella,Shigella,Staphyloccocous,Vibrio,Yersinia | August 16, 2018

Public health and regulatory officials respond to foodborne disease outbreaks much the same way that police officers respond to crime. They must work swiftly, collecting as much helpful information in the smallest amount of time possible in order to take… read more

The Food Poisoning List

Campylobacter,E. coli,Listeria,Norovirus,Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella | August 15, 2018

Lists are great organizational tools that people use all the time in order to maintain the highest level of productivity and avoid duplicating mistakes. We make to-do lists, grocery lists, birthday lists, tasks lists, New Year’s Resolutions lists, and more…. read more

The Rise of Infectious Disease Outbreaks (and What You Can Do to Stop It!)

Campylobacter,Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella,Shigella | August 15, 2018

Ebola. MERS. Nipah virus. Lassa fever. E. coli. Zika. Rift Valley fever. Food poisoning. We are deep in a war against viruses and bacteria. The month of June saw well over its fair share of active disease and illness outbreaks,… read more

This is Why It’s Important to Report Food Poisoning! Seriously.

Campylobacter,E. coli,Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella,Vibrio | August 8, 2018

Picture ordering your favorite sandwich at your favorite deli downtown. Imagine eating it, feeling content, and then going about the remainder of your day—only to wake up in the middle of the night a few hours later with unbearable flu-like… read more

Oh, We Are Halfway There – A Mid-Year Recapping of Salmonella and E. coli Outbreaks

Campylobacter,E. coli,Listeria,Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella | June 23, 2018

Food in all its unique manifestations is meant to be enjoyed, whether it is a delectable dish such as Coq Au Vin with all its complex flavors all the way to the humble peanut butter and jelly sandwich. However, when… read more