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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. Campylobacter, a bacterium that causes stomach bugs, was found in undercooked poultry and…
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. Knowing how and why Campylobacter uses selenium could help develop ways of controlling it, benefitting public health and the food industry. Converting nutrients into energy is essential to all forms of life, and without this process,…
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. Keene said one was sickened by campylobacter, the other by cryptosporidium, making…
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. They found that one in five (18%) of the samples were contaminted with campylobacter, while 14% were contanimated with listeria and 1.5% were contamined with salmonella.…
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 strains display motility, which is associated with the presence of a flagellum at one or both of the polar ends of this bacterium. Members of the Campylobacter genus are microaerophilic; i.e., they grow at lower-than- atmospheric oxygen concentrations. Most grow optimally at oxygen concentrations from…
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. The CDFA states that”consumers are strongly urged to dispose of any product remaining in their refrigerators with code dates of “MAR 27” and earlier, and retailers…
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.” Food Safety News reported on February 17 that Claravale Farm, one of two state-licensed commercial raw milk dairies in California, is under investigation for possible milk contamination with Campylobacter. The infectious disease can cause serious gastric problems and in some cases…
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. The department has identified 67 cases in Pennsylvania, five in Maryland, two in New Jersey and three in West Virginia. “This outbreak has now become the largest outbreak associated with raw milk in Pennsylvania in at least the…
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. The new breakdown of illnesses by state is as follows: Pennsylvania (66 illnesses), Maryland (5), West Virginia (3), New Jersey (2). At least 2 bottles of raw milk sold by the dairy have tested positive…
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. Last Tuesday, the dairy resumed production after passing a state health inspection.  At that time the number of reported illnesses stood at 43. The latest breakdown of illnesses by state is as follows: Pennsylvania…