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Can You Get a UTI From Eating Chicken?

Urinary tract infections (UTI) are considered to be one of the most common bacterial infections worldwide.(1) The most common uropathogen
January 30, 2023 Comments are off
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Food Safety

A Caffeinated Conundrum

Coffee drinkers beware… Does coffee lead to increased risk of dementia and stroke? Moderation is best! Coffee, with over 22
September 16, 2022 Comments are off
Food Safety, Micro Musings

What’s Behind the Baby Formula Shortage?

Many parents in the United States are reeling from the effects of an outbreak of Cronobacter sakazakii in powdered infant
Food Safety

Sushi and Sashimi – Are They Safe to Consume?

Sushi and sashimi are a complex meal to prepare and distribute due to the nature of multiple lightly prepared vegetables
Food Safety

You Are What You Eat: The Importance of Environmental Monitoring in Food Processing

Why We Inspect Food Before Consumption, From Contamination to Cause We have all heard the phrase, “The way to a
Food Safety

Antibiotic Resistance in Food Items

In the United States, approximately 2.8 million people are infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) every year resulting in billions
Food Safety

Under the microscope with Kombucha

Kombucha, an effervescent beverage originating in Asia, has received much attention lately in the neutraceutical and alternative health industries as
Food Safety

Are bananas, as we know them, becoming extinct?

Bananas are the world’s most exported fruit and have become a dietary staple for many people and cultures. Of the
Food Safety, Micro Musings

Let’s Taco ’bout Botulism.

In late April of this year, there was an outbreak of botulism due to contaminated nacho cheese at a gas
Food Safety, Micro Musings

When Fast Food & Microbiology Make News, It’s Rarely a Good Thing.

Since 1947, when the first drive-through restaurant was opened by Sheldon “Red” Chaney in Springfield, Missouri[1], the term “fast food”
Food Safety, Micro Musings

From Peanuts to Prison

In 2008, a deadly Salmonella outbreak in peanut butter ran unbridled across 46 states. Its deadly rampage was responsible for
Food Safety, Micro Musings

Cucumber Conundrum

There are a few things you definitely want with your cucumbers. Ranch (obviously), Hummus (alternatively awesome), a cheesy artichoke dip