Food Poisoning

Sources of Food Poisoning
Knowing the potential sources of food poisoning can help to both avoid food poisoning and to identify it when it happens. Infectious sources of food poisoning are many.

Food Poisoning Symptoms
The symptoms of food poisoning are as varied as its sources. The most common ones are diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramping, headache, abdominal pain, fever, chills, fatigue, and loss of appetite.

Food Poisoning Lawsuits
A commercial food service's legal responsibility is to produce and serve food that is wholesome and “fit for human consumption.” Failure to abide by this duty which causes harm to a person can result in legal liability for the resultant losses, including

FDA Warns Consumers About Peter Pan and Great Value Peanut Butter
All containers, varieties and types of Peter Pan peanut butter, all products containing Peter Pan brand peanut butter, and all jars of Great Value brand peanut butter bearing a product code that begins "2111" are potentially contaminated.

Menu Pet Food Recall
Canadian-based pet food packaging company recalled dozens of tainted dry dog and cat food blamed for causing more than a dozen pet deaths.

E. Coli Contaminated Beef Recall
Davis Creek Meats and Seafood of Kalamazoo, Michigan has voluntarily recalled nearly 129,000 pounds of beef products that were produced between March 1st and April 30th, 2007.

Listeria: What You Need to Know About
Listeria is a serious infection caused by eating food contained with listeria bacteria.

Salmonella Infections: What You Need to Know About
Salmonellosis is an infection caused by the bacteria salmonella, which are spread through contaminated food.

E. Coli: What You Need to Know About
E.coli 0157:H7, a food borne bacteria found in food or water, is one of hundreds of strains of Escherichia coli and produces a toxin that causes serious illness.

Foodborne Noroviruses: What You Need to Know About
Known as the Norwalk virus, noroviruses cause gastroenteritis and are generally spread through contaminated foods.

Are We Taking Food Recalls Seriously?
Food recalls by FDA include red yeast rice products, French green beans, and a variety of canned goods manufactured by Castleberry's Foods.

California Baby Carrots May Be Contaminated With Shigella
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume Los Angeles Salad Company Baby Carrots as they may be contaminated with Shigella.

Bagged Spinach Recalled Due to Salmonella Poisoning
In the latest of series of food recalls in the United States, Metz Fresh, LLC has voluntarily recalled bagged spinach that tested positive for Salmonella. The spinach was distributed in 10 -16 oz. bags, as well as 4-2.5 lb. and 4 lb. cartons, to retail a

“Northwest Finest” Bad Beef Sickens Eight People – Recall Issued
The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service has recalled extra lean ground beef that was sold in late July and early August in supermarkets in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska. The beef contains the e-coli virus and has caused eight people to become

Dole Recalls Salads for E. Coli Virus
Dole Fresh Vegetables, a division of food giant Dole Food Company, Inc. is recalling all salads with “Dole Hearts Delight” on the label after one of the bags tested positive for the E. coli O157:H7 virus.

Which Foods Sickened Americans Most In 2008?
There were hundreds, if not thousands, of food recalls last year due to unsanitary conditions at food processing plants in the United States and other countries from which we import food. So, which foods sickened Americans most in 2008?