Why So Many People Are Getting Food Poisoning

Why are so many people getting food poisoning? 48 million people will get food poisoning each year–that’s one out of every six Americans. What’s going on?  Why do we hear about food poisoning cases so often?  Scientists at the US Department of Agriculture...

How Do You Know if Your Food Has Been Recalled?

Do you know if the food you’re buying has been recalled? How do you find out?  Many people assume the grocery store will automatically remove any recalled foods.  But what happens if you bought the food before it was recalled?  How would you know to throw it away? ...

What is Salmonella?

Salmonella is one of the more common forms of food poisoning bacteria.  While there are over 2,500 strains of Salmonella, less than 100 will make a person sick.  The bacterium occurs most frequently in chicken, ground beef, and turkey. Salmonella Enteritidis is the...

Enoki Mushrooms Recalled For Listeria Contamination

Listeria laden Enoki mushrooms are believed to have caused the death of four people and the hospitalization of 30 others.  Sun Hong Foods has recalled the mushrooms, but it’s perhaps too little too late.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 36 reports...

Listeria – A Danger to Unborn Babies

Contracting Listeriosis during pregnancy may be more dangerous than previous thought.   Listeria is a bacteria that is a known cause of stillbirth, miscarriage, and premature labor.  According to the CDC, an estimated 1,600 people get listeriosis each year.  Of those,...

DNA Proves Server Spit in Drink

We’ve all heard the stories about what happens when you make your waiter mad. Send the food back—it’ll get spit on. Don’t tip—you’re to-go box is doomed. But are the stories really true?   Ask the Yerdons.  Julie and her husband, Ken, along with their son, went...