Foodborne Illness

You'll Get Sick Less If You Spend More Time in the Great Outdoors

Jason Tetro | Posted 08.01.2014 | Canada
Jason Tetro

Our efforts to stay clean have hampered us, leaving us with no opportunity for continual exposure to those lower levels of bacteria. As a result, when we do come into contact with them -- such as eating contaminated food -- we tend to have an increased chance of becoming ill.

You're Most Likely to Get Food Poisoned at a Restaurant

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 06.13.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Each year, nearly 50 million Americans fall ill from contaminated food, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH). Harmful bacteria are the most common cause of foodborne illness. Symptoms can range from mild irritation to severe reactions, including stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and dehydration.

The Riskiest Meats For Foodborne Illness

CP | Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Living

WASHINGTON - An analysis of more than 33,000 cases of foodborne illness shows that ground beef and chicken have caused more hospitalizations than othe...

Quick Study: 10 Foods With Pathogen Risks

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.04.2012 | Canada Living

Your juicy burger may look tasty, but what's actually in it? This year alone, there have been over 477 food recalls in Canada, including one the bi...

The Top Five Food Germs Battle it Out

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Researchers took a selection of 14 foodborne pathogens and compared them based on the number of illness caused, the number of hospitalizations, the cost of illness and what's known as the cost to a person's quality of life. One by one, the pathogens demonstrated their abilities and slowly, several started to emerge from the rest of the pack, leaving a top five.