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Category: Illness

Did you know you can help disease detectives detect and solve foodborne disease outbreaks? Learn some ways you can help detect and solve foodborne disease outbreaks, and maybe help protect others from getting sick.


Cyclosporiasis, an intestinal illness caused by a parasite, is acquired through food or drinking water contaminated with human feces. Outbreaks are more common in the warmer months. Learn how to lower your risk.

Everyone loves a good summertime cookout. It’s a great time to have a little fun in the sun with friends and family.  But do you know who else loves the hot weather? Bacteria that causes food poisoning.  Here are some food safe guidelines to help you and your family stay food safe this grilling ...

Posted in: At-Risk | Events | Food Safety | Illness

Deciding what to do with food before, during, and after the storm can be very confusing. If your power goes out, you should know how to keep the food in your refrigerator and freezer safe. Use this blog to learn the steps to keeping your food safe and preventing foodborne illness if the power ...

Posted in: At-Risk | Events | Food Safety | Illness

“Back to nature” – that’s what many Americans are trying to do with the foods that we buy and eat. We are shopping at farmer’s markets, purchasing organic food, participating in food cooperatives (or co-ops), and even growing our own food. In addition, many people are eating food with minimal ...