Outdoor eating is one of the greatest joys of summertime. Unfortunately, the escalated temperatures and lack of access to clean water can significantly bump up picnickers' chances of contracting a foodborne illness like salmonella, campylobacter or listeria.
About 48 million people contract some form of food poisoning each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, so don't spoil your summer! Just take these four simple steps to stay safe and well-fed all season long.
The headmistress of the Indian school where poisoned lunches killed 22 students is on the run.
Local police chief Sujit Kumar said authorities are looking for the principal, who was not named, and her husband for questioning.
The students started vomiting soon after their first bite of rice and potatoes Tuesday at the school in the northeastern state of Bihar. Some fainted.
On Thursday, 25 people remained hospitalized - including 24 students and the school's cook, whose accounts of the incident are under scrutiny.
Bihar state Education Minister P.K. Shahi said the children were poisoned by an insecticide that was in the food.
While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Best paired with Champagne wishes, July 18 is National Caviar Day.
Once hailed for its medicinal qualities, caviar (fish eggs) has been enjoyed for centuries. There are a few reasons why caviar is so expensive. First, true caviar is the roe from one particular species of fish, the Acipenseriformes. Sturgeons are part of this species and for the longest time, they were only found in the Black and Caspian seas. Still, when caviar was first discovered, it was widely abundant and not that expensive. Russian Czar Nicholas II enjoyed it so much that he taxed fisherman for the stuff, and it became associated with royalty and wealth.
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