The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1 in 6 Americans, or 48 million people, get sick from a foodborne illness each year. According to the CDC, more than 1 million of these people get sick from salmonella, which is the primary pathogen associated with poultry.
A condition dubbed “fried rice syndrome” has caused some panic online in recent days, after the case of a 20-year-old who died in 2008 was resurfaced on TikTok.
“Fried rice syndrome” refers to food poisoning from a bacterium called Bacillus cereus, which becomes a risk when cooked food is left at room temperature for too long.
The 20-year-old college student died after reportedly eating spaghetti that he cooked, left out of the fridge, and then reheated and ate five days later. Although death is rare, B. cereus can cause gastrointestinal illness if food isn’t stored properly. Here’s what to know and how to protect yourself.
Several brands of frozen organic strawberries and one tropical fruit blend are being recalled following a hepatitis A outbreak that’s sickened at least five Washington residents.
Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 infections have been diagnosed among children, adolescents, and adults of East African communities in King County. The source of the infections has not been determined.
Washington Department of Health OLYMPIA — Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is working with local and federal public health partners to investigate a case of Salmonella that is likely linked to consuming contaminated Jif® brand peanut butter products. The Whitman County resident,…
Recalled formulas may be linked to several Cronobacter illnesses, two nationwide infant deaths
Hundreds of people die every year in the United States after eating food tainted with salmonella, listeria and other dangerous pathogens. As wrenching as those deaths are, though, they are only the tip of the toll that food poisoning takes on the United States, where millions more people are sickened each year.
The seven cases of E. coli O157:H7 that have been ound so far in Washington are likely linked to Simple Truth Organic Power Greens purchased at QFC and Fred Meyer stores
A dangerous salmonella strain has sickened thousands and continues to spread through the chicken industry. The USDA and companies know about it. But contaminated meat continues to be sold.
The illness, Vibrosis, usually occurs 4 hours to 4 days after eating contaminated shellfish.
PCC Community Market brand yogurt produced by Pure Eire Dairy has been linked to the infections.
Six cases have been confirmed across Benton, King, Snohomish, and Walla Walla Counties.
The next time you eat sashimi, nigiri or other forms of raw fish, consider doing a quick check for worms.
Harmful germs found in raw milk include bacteria, parasites, and viruses, such as Campylobacter, Cryptosporidium, E. coli, Listeria, and Salmonella.
Two cases in Washington State have now been linked to multi-state outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli linked to romaine lettuce from Salinas, California.