Health Facts Plus: Food Contamination and Poisoning

Health Facts Plus: Food Contamination and Poisoning

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More News on Food Contamination and Poisoning

From the National Institutes of Health

Bacteria and Foodborne Illness (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Foodborne Diseases (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

Bad Bug Book: Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins Handbook (Food and Drug Administration) Foodborne Illness (National Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases) Also available in Spanish

Stool Culture (American Association for Clinical Chemistry) Stool Tests (Nemours Foundation)

8 Ways to Prevent Food Poisoning at Home (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Consumer Advice (Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition) Food Irradiation (National Center for Infectious Diseases) Food Poisoning: Prevention Includes Safe Cooking Temperatures (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Unwelcome Dinner Guest: Preventing Foodborne Illness (Food and Drug Administration)

Least Wanted Foodborne Pathogens (Partnership for Food Safety Education) Also available in Spanish

Brainerd Diarrhea (National Center for Infectious Diseases) Campylobacter Infections (National Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases) Also available in Spanish Campylobacteriosis (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Food Poisoning from Eating Fish (American Academy of Family Physicians) Also available in Spanish Furan in Food (Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition) Gastritis (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Marine and Freshwater Toxins (Marine and Freshwater Biomedical Sciences Center) Marine Toxins (National Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases) Norovirus: Questions & Answers (National Center for Infectious Diseases) Also available in Spanish Parasites and Foodborne Illness (Dept. of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service) Parasitic Roundworm Diseases (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Preventing Health Risks Associated with Drinking Unpasteurized or Untreated Juice (National Center for Infectious Diseases) Prions and Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition) Red Tide (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Shigellosis (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Trichinellosis (National Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Parasitic Diseases) Vibrio Parahaemolyticus (National Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases) Vibrio Vulnificus (National Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases) Yersinia Enterocolitica (National Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases)

Food Poisoning: Common Causes and Likely Symptoms (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Foodborne Illness Peaks In Summer -- Why? (Dept. of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service) Also available in Spanish Handling Food Safely on the Road (Food and Drug Administration) Keeping Food Safe during an Emergency (Dept. of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service) Also available in Spanish Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts (Food and Drug Administration)

ClinicalTrials.gov: Food Poisoning (National Institutes of Health) ClinicalTrials.gov: Yersinia Infections (National Institutes of Health)

Glossary of Food Safety Terms (Iowa State University, University Extension)

Fish Advisories Directory (Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water) Problems with Food Products (Dept. of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service) USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline (Dept. of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service)

Dept. of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service Food and Drug Administration National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases www.FoodSafety.gov (Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition)

Annual Listing of Foodborne Disease Outbreaks, United States, 1990-2004 (National Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases)

Amebiasis (Nemours Foundation) Campylobacter Infections (Nemours Foundation) Also available in Spanish Clostridial Infections (Nemours Foundation) Also available in Spanish Food Poisoning (Nemours Foundation) Shigella Infections (Nemours Foundation) Also available in Spanish Yersiniosis (Nemours Foundation)

Food-Borne Risks in Pregnancy (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation) Also available in Spanish

To Your Health! Food Safety for Seniors (Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Dept. of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service)

Food Safety: Other Languages Documents (Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition)

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The primary NIH organization for research on Food Contamination and Poisoning is the

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Date last updated: 29 December 2006 Topic last reviewed: 27 September 2006