Author: D.E. Lafontaine

Food Irradiation

New types of harmful bacteria or evolving forms of older ones that can cause serious illness have led scientists to develop technologies that can help safeguard the nation’s food supply. A...

E. coli O157:H7

Quick Facts about E. coli O157:H7 Name—Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7 Disease—Hemorrhagic Colitis Onset—Usually 3 to 4 days (may be 1 to 10 days) Symptoms: Severe abdominal cramping and...

BSE: “Mad Cow Disease”

What is “Mad Cow Disease” (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy/BSE)? Mad Cow Disease is the commonly used name for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), a slowly progressive,...

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