By NICK PERRY and LOUISE WATTAssociated Press
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - A botulism scare has prompted China and Russia to stop importing some New Zealand dairy products, New Zealand officials said Monday, denting the country's reputation as a supplier of safe, high quality food.
By NICK PERRYAssociated Press
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand authorities have triggered a global recall of up to 1,000 tons of dairy products across seven countries after dairy giant Fonterra announced tests had turned up a type of bacteria that could cause botulism.
By DAVID PITTAssociated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The outbreak of a stomach bug two states have linked to bagged salad came as little surprise to food safety experts, who say the process of harvesting, washing and packaging leafy greens provides numerous opportunities for contamination.
NBCNEWS.COM - A large Kansas beef processor is recalling more than 50,000 pounds of ground beef after a sample of its product tested positive for potentially harmful E. coli bacteria, federal food officials say.
No one has been reported sick – the bacteria were discovered in a routine
URBANA, Ill. (AP) - Afraid there may be peanuts or other allergens hiding in that cookie? Thanks to a cradle and app that turn your smartphone into a handheld biosensor, you may soon be able to run on-the-spot tests for food safety, environmental toxins, medical diagnostics and more.
By STACEY PLAISANCEAssociated Press
NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - Scientists from several universities are working to learn whether a gas well that blew wild last week off the Louisiana coast is polluting the Gulf of Mexico.
Joseph Montoya, a biology professor with Georgia Tech, was performing
By MARIA CHENGAP Medical Writer
LONDON (AP) - Surgeons may have a new way to smoke out cancer.
An experimental surgical knife can help surgeons make sure they've removed all the cancerous tissue, doctors reported Wednesday. Surgeons typically use knives that heat tissue as they cut, producing a
By KEVIN FREKINGAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan group of lawmakers is going public with its frustration over the Veterans Affairs Department's failure to comply with nearly 100 requests for information.
The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, which oversees programs
By LINDSEY TANNERAP Medical Writer
CHICAGO (AP) - The emotional pain and practical demands facing Nelson Mandela's family are universal: confronting the final days of an elderly loved one. There are no rules for how or when the end may arrive. Some choose to let go with little medical
By SETH BORENSTEIN and MALCOLM RITTERAP Science Writers
HELSINKI (AP) - From a tiny fossil bone found in the frozen Yukon, scientists have deciphered the genetic code of an ancient horse about 700,000 years old - nearly 10 times older than any other animal that has had its genome mapped.