Food Safety News - July 12, 2017 Viruses and parasites that should keep you up at night

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Viruses and parasites that should keep you up at night

By Dan Flynn

TAMPA, FL — Foodborne Hepatitis A, once accounting for only about 4 percent of cases, reached 20 percent by 2016 Cyclosporiasis, the intestinal illness caused by the microscopic parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis, recognized only in 1979 and after that only among travelers, has become commonplace in the United States. And other emerging virus and parasites are leaving... Continue Reading

E. coli outbreak sparks warning about raw milk, ground beef

By News Desk

The E. coli outbreak in southwest Utah that has already killed two is growing, and public health officials there have warned people to avoid consuming raw milk or recently purchased ground beef. Officials with the Southwest Utah Public Health Department initially reported six victims in a July 3 health alert. As of Tuesday, 11 victims... Continue Reading

IAFP director marks a quarter century on his summer job

By Coral Beach

TAMPA, FL — When the conference of the International Association for Food Protection wraps up tonight with the its awards banquet, Director David Tharp will have 25 of the annual events under his belt, despite the fact that he thought he would only be with the organization for a few months. Tharp, a CPA, joined... Continue Reading

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