Biosensor warns about salmonella before food hits stores

A new biosensor can spot dangers in food like salmonella in a lot less time than current methods, which could make our food safer.

Eric Stann-Missouri | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bacteria food food-poisoning salmonella sensors

Quicker method to track outbreaks from poo in the pool

Pools are a common source of Shigella bacteria, which can cause severe diarrhea. Whole genome sequencing could help track outbreaks faster.

Matthew Swayne-Penn State | Aug. 8, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bacteria digestive-system food-poisoning genomes swimming

Organic sanitizer kills bacteria on fresh veggies

A new sanitizer is more effective in killing bacteria on fresh organic vegetables, without chemicals that keep other sanitizers from organic status.

National University of Singapore | June 25, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bacteria food food-poisoning vegetables

Why is it so hard to stop food borne illness?

Contaminated food causes 48 million illnesses and 3,000 deaths each year in the US. A new book suggests two reforms could improve our food safety system.

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State | June 12, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine food food-poisoning laws

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