Posted on May 24, 2013
The Alaska Section of Epidemiology is investigating another outbreak of Campylobacter infection associated with the consumption of raw milk. This new outbreak is associated with raw milk distributed by the same... Continue Reading
Posted on May 12, 2013
At least 31 residents of Alaska?s Kenai Peninsula were sickened early this year in a Campylobacter outbreak linked to raw milk, according to a report from state health officials. While... Continue Reading
Posted on March 05, 2013
News reports that Alaska State health officials report a total of 24 people have fallen ill, two of whom were hospitalized, after drinking tainted raw milk from a Kenai Peninsula... Continue Reading
Posted on February 23, 2013
Alaska Department of Health reports that to date, a total of 18 individuals have been identified in this outbreak. Some of these individuals have had recurrent campylobacter illness. Two required... Continue Reading
Posted on February 15, 2013
Alaska Division of Public Health reports on a recent and potentially ongoing outbreak of Campylobacter infections that have been associated with consuming raw milk. What is the outbreak? Campylobacter infection... Continue Reading
Posted on February 10, 2013
Applying hot, flowing air to poultry transport crates could be an effective way to kill Campylobacter in these environments, according to new government research. Poultry is a known reservoir of... Continue Reading
Posted on February 03, 2013
Food safety experts plan to ?superfreeze? chickens to halt the rise of campylobacter food poisoning. The Food Standards Agency is currently looking into a procedure which involves exposing the surface... Continue Reading
Posted on February 01, 2013
Campylobacter is smarter than we thought: scientists Campylobacter is smarter than scientists thought as it is able to alter its ?swimming behaviour? inside human bodies to find food, according to... Continue Reading
Posted on January 26, 2013
A team of Iowa State University researchers has received a federal grant to study ways to reduce infections of Campylobacter a food-borne bacteria spread mostly through undercooked chicken. The $2.5... Continue Reading
Posted on October 19, 2012
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) is reporting campylobacter bacteria was found in a sampling of raw (unpasteurized) milk from Black Hills Milk in Belle Fourche, S.D. SDDA advises... Continue Reading
Posted on October 06, 2012
New Zealand Health officials are warning liver lovers to cook their offal properly, after more than two dozen cases of food poisoning in Wellington. They are also working with restaurants and cafes, where use of organs and other cheap cuts of meat have had a resurgence, to ensure would-be chefs are cooking their grandmother's lamb's fry recipes to today's food safety standards...
Posted on September 07, 2012
Raw milk, raw skim milk (non-fat) and raw cream produced by Organic Pastures Dairy of Fresno County and with a code date of SEP 13 are the subjects of a statewide recall and quarantine order announced by California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones...
Posted on June 24, 2012
Researchers at the Institute of Food Research have discovered why the micronutrient selenium is important to the survival of Campylobacter bacteria, which are responsible for an estimated half a million cases of food poisoning annually in the UK alone...
Posted on May 19, 2012
Raw milk products produced by Organic Pastures of Fresno County have been released from a statewide quarantine that began May 10. CDFA imposed the quarantine in response to the detection of campylobacter bacteria, and notification from the California Department of Public Health of reported campylobacter food-borne illnesses in persons consuming Organic Pastures raw milk...
Posted on May 10, 2012
Raw milk, raw skim milk (non-fat), raw cream and raw butter produced by Organic Pastures Dairy of Fresno County is the subject of a statewide recall and quarantine order announced by California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Whiteford. The quarantine order came following the confirmed detection of campylobacter bacteria in raw cream...
Posted on May 10, 2012
Raw milk, raw skim milk (non-fat), raw cream and raw butter produced by Organic Pastures Dairy of Fresno County is the subject of a statewide recall and quarantine order announced... Continue Reading
Posted on May 01, 2012
According to Pregon Press Reports, Oregon health officials suspect two more illnesses are part of a raw milk outbreak traced nearly three weeks ago to a farm near Wilsonville.
William Keene, senior epidemiologist with Oregon Public Health, said the two adults had both consumed raw milk from Foundation Farm, including one person who continued to drink it after being warned about the outbreak...
Posted on April 15, 2012
One in five chicken products sold in UK supermarkets are contamined with campylobacter, according to a new investigation by Which?
Which? tested standard, oranic and free-range whole chickens and chicken portions from Aldi, Asda, The Co-operative, Lidl, M&S, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose, taking a total of 193 samples...
Posted on April 08, 2012
Bad Bug Book - Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins - Second Edition
Campylobacter jejuni is a non-sporeforming, Gram-negative rod with a curved- to S- shaped morphology. Many strains display motility, which is associated with the presence of a flagellum at one or both of the polar ends of this bacterium...
Posted on April 08, 2012
Bad Bug Book – Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins – Second Edition 1. Organism Campylobacter jejuni is a non-sporeforming, Gram-negative rod with a curved- to S- shaped morphology. Many... Continue Reading
Posted on March 23, 2012
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) today announced a recall of "raw milk, raw nonfat milk and raw cream produced by Claravale Farm of San Benito County."
The action was based on results of testing that revealed the presence of Campylobacter bacteria in the company's raw cream...
Posted on March 23, 2012
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) today announced a recall of “raw milk, raw nonfat milk and raw cream produced by Claravale Farm of San Benito County.” The... Continue Reading
Posted on March 20, 2012
Food Safety News reports that California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is still conducting an epidemiologic investigation into an outbreak of Campylobacter. According to a statement, "CDPH cannot provide any other details until the investigation is completed...
Posted on March 17, 2012
According to a press release form the Kansas State Department of Agriculture, since 2007; there have been three outbreaks of disease associated with consumption of raw milk in Kansas. In October 2007, 68 people became ill due to consuming cheese made from raw milk at a Kansas community celebration...
Posted on February 25, 2012
The number of people who became sick with an intestinal infection after drinking raw milk from a Franklin County farm continues to rise.
As of today, the Pennsylvania Department of Health said 78 cases of campylobacter bacteria are connected to unpasteurized milk sold in mid-January by The Family Cow dairy in Chambersburg...
Posted on February 17, 2012
Another day, another update, and more people sick. The number ill in the campylobacter outbreak has now reportedly risen to 77:
Pennsylvania Department of Health officials said Thursday that the total number of cases continued to increase...
Posted on February 15, 2012
The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced today that 76 people have now been confirmed to be part of the Your Family Cow dairy Campylobacter outbreak. At least 9 people have been hospitalized due to the severity of their Campylobacter infections...
Posted on February 11, 2012
60 people have now been counted among the ill in the outbreak of Campylobacter illnesses linked to raw milk from Your Family Cow dairy in Chambersburg, PA. The latest numbers from the Pennsylvania Department of Health were reported on Food Safety News...
Posted on February 06, 2012
The outbreak of campylobacter that has been linked by health officials to Your Family Cow dairy in Franklin County, Pennsylvania has now risen to 43. Late last week the number was at 38 confirmed ill. According to a report the breakdown of illnesses is: 36 people in Pennsylvania, four in Maryland, two in West Virginia, and one in New Jersey...
Posted on February 03, 2012
Pennsylvania health officials have updated the number of reported ill in the outbreak of campylobacter linked to Your Family Cow Dairy, located in that state. The ill persons, though, are now found in four states, Pennsylvania (31), Maryland (4), West Virginia (2), and New Jersey (1)...