Day: August 31, 2018

US: What Sparked An E. Coli Outbreak In Lettuce? Scientists Trace A Surprising Source

National Public Radio: The illnesses started appearing in late March. Here and there, across the country, people were checking themselves in to hospitals, sick from toxic E. coli bacteria. At least 200 people got sick. Five of them died. Investigators quickly identified romaine lettuce as the source of the outbreak, but have had trouble pinpointing the cause for months. Now, the Food and Drug Administration has a theory for how E. coli ended up on that lettuce.

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Day: August 31, 2018

US: This Device Tracks How Well You Wash Your Hands

Smithsonian: Today, the epitome of foodborne illness prevention technology in commercial kitchens is a sign in the restroom that says “employees must wash their hands before returning to work.” To Christine Schindler and Dutch Waanders, that didn’t seem like the optimal solution.

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