foodborne illness News

Computer Model Identifies Unsafe Restaurants in Near Real Time

A new computer model is proving significantly more accurate in identifying potentially unsafe restaurants when compared with existing methods of consumer complaints and routine inspections. The model uses machine learning and de-identified and aggregated search and location data from logged-in …

Food Warnings May Impact Thanksgiving Table

First, it was the turkey. Now, it’s the salad. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told American consumers Tuesday to avoid romaine lettuce because it might be contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli bacteria. Even if you have some …

Study: Foodborne Illness Outbreak Could Cost a Restaurant Millions

A single foodborne outbreak could cost a restaurant millions of dollars in lost revenue, fines, lawsuits, legal fees, insurance premium increases, inspection costs and staff retraining, a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health …

CDC Issues Warning Over Romaine Lettuce E. coli Fears

U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several …

200M Eggs Recalled Due to Salmonella Concerns

More than 200 million eggs distributed to restaurants and grocery stores in nine states have been recalled because of bacterial contamination. A notice posted on the Food & Drug Administration website Friday said the eggs shipped from a North Carolina …

Chipotle Says No Link to ‘Supergirl’ Actor’s Illness

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said there’s no connection between the company and an illness suffered by “Supergirl” actor Jeremy Jordan, who blamed the burrito chain for making him severely sick. “There is not a link and there are no other …

Texas Deals With Increased Foodborne Illness Linked to Imported Produce

Health officials are trying to determine why there’s been a dramatic increase in the number of people in Texas each year who contract a foodborne illness that’s often linked to produce imported from Mexico and other warmer climes. Although there …

Listeria-Linked Frozen Food Recall Affects All 50 States

Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem the listeria-linked illnesses and deaths worry it’ll be difficult to …

Budget Cuts Affect Alaska’s Food Safety Division

The latest round of budget cuts in Alaska could leave residents vulnerable to dirty restaurant kitchens, foodborne illnesses and scummy pools. As lawmakers grapple with an estimated $4 billion budget deficit, the state agency tasked with ensuring the safety of …

Legislation Could Cut Louisiana Food Inspections Posing Health Risk

More people could be exposed to foodborne illnesses in Louisiana if lawmakers approve a provision in the governor’s 2017 budget proposal which would lead to fewer inspections of the retail food industry, officials said Monday. The Department of Health and …