Staphylococcus aureus

Staphylococcus aureus is a foodborne pathogen that produces toxins capable of causing rapid gastrointestinal illness.  The bacteria alone can but do not typically cause illness.  S. aureus is naturally found on the skin and in the nasal passages of about a quarter of … Continued

Listeria Monocytogenes

E. coli and Salmonella strains can be very dangerous foodborne illnesses as they can both result in lasting health issues, severe illness, or even death.  Listeria monocytogenes is not in the top 5 for foodborne pathogens causing illness and hospitalization, but does … Continued

Non-Zoonotic Food Animal Diseases

In addition to the many diseases livestock are subject to that are transmissible to humans, there are also a plethora of non-zoonotic diseases that pose threats to the health and production of food animals.  Like the zoonotic diseases, these also … Continued