February 2005

All but three New Brighton Elementary School students sickened after eating undercooked chicken were back in school today, said Superintendent John Osheka to the Tribune-Review.

The problem began when cafeteria workers mistakenly served a tray of undercooked chicken to a group of fourth graders for lunch. Twenty-eight children complained of stomach pains shortly afterward and

Because of the recent weather-related problems in California, all almonds are in slim supply. The situation is even worse for raw almonds. These are the nuts generally used in biscotti, almond croissants, and other confections, and eaten by consumers who prefer their nuts plain.

Trader Joe’s, which does a brisk trade in nuts, was particularly

Officials at one Beaver County school say they don’t think any students have salmonella poisoning, even though 20 fourth-graders were sent home Tuesday after eating undercooked chicken. The students at New Brighton Elementary School all ate chicken cooked on the same tray.

Superintendent John Osheka said the students complained of being ill, but he said

About 20 fourth-graders at New Brighton Area Elementary School in Beaver County were sent home Tuesday after eating undercooked chicken and complaining of feeling sick.

The district sent a letter home with the students explaining to parents what happened and providing information on the symptoms and treatment of salmonella enterocolitis, also known as salmonellosis.

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"Today" host Matt Lauer and Dr. Philip Tierno, author of "The Secret Life of Germs: What They Are, Why We Need Them, and How We Can Protect Ourselves Against Them," trekked around Manhattan and analyzed what they found in everyday spots like the subway and the gym while discussing that germs are everywhere and impossible

Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has announced that hospitals, doctors and other health care providers now can electronically report infectious diseases to the state and local health departments as part of a continuing effort to improve the state’s ability to respond to public health emergencies.

Chicago also is developing an electronic reporting system with its share

Grocery cart handles can be full of bacteria. Ten times out of 10, there are germs on a shopping cart. It may look clean, but there really is no telling how many children have been in it or how many birds have claimed it.

Jean Enersen and the King 5 News crew went into several

Ann Draughon, co-director of the University of Tennessee Food Safety Center of Excellence, warns consumers that we should be as careful when preparing fresh fruits and vegetables.

"Most people associate food-borne illness with improperly cooked foods of animal origin, but the fact is, the number of people getting sick from eating fruits and vegetables contaminated

The Board of Directors of the American Meat Institute Foundation has approved funding for four, new projects that explore methods of reducing the prevalence of pathogens. The projects address the reduction of E. coli O157:H7, salmonella and listeria monocytogenes.

One of the projects seek to validate the effectiveness of Controlled Phase Carbon Dioxide and