Monthly Archives April 2019

Ten tons of beef patties recalled for containing purple plastic

Enid, OK-based Advance Pierre Foods, Inc. has recalled approximately 20,373 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef patties that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically soft purple plastic, reports the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The frozen RTE flame broiled beef patties were produced on Nov. 30, 2018. Subject to recall... Continue Reading Read More

Researchers look at how human cells combat Salmonella

A cellular recycling process can help combat Salmonella, according to researchers at the University of Warwick. This process, called autophagy, could also prevent other bacteria such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Shigella, and Staphylococcus from developing. The analysis of the complex molecular interactions between bacteria and human cells provides clues as to what makes bacteria successful invaders.... Continue Reading Read More

Oregon wedding and reception last August was a big Shigella event

The second-largest foodborne outbreak of Shigella flexneri in more than 30 years struck guests at an Oregon wedding last August. Shigella flexneri is a Gram-negative, enteric pathogen and together with three other Shigella species, Shigella dysenteriae, Shigella sonnei, and Shigella boydii is responsible for about half a million cases of shigellosis in the United States... Continue Reading Read More