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Dec 19, 2013

Dec 19, 2013
Raw chicken breasts

Consumer Reports finds bacteria common on chicken breasts

Most US samples had bacterial contamination, and a good many had pathogenic varieties.

Dec 18, 2013

Dec 18, 2013
Milk fresh from cow

Study: Raw milk outbreaks only tip of iceberg

Non-outbreak raw-milk cases may outnumber outbreak cases 25 to 1—and knowing the farmer might not help.

Dec 04, 2013

Dec 04, 2013
Poultry plant conveyer

USDA unveils plan to cut Salmonella in meat and poultry

Plan aims to streamline inspections and give inspectors more flexibility.

Oct 31, 2013

Oct 31, 2013
Spices at open-air market

FDA report says 12% of imported spices tainted

Risk study finds 12% of spices were tainted by pathogens like Salmonella or by filth.

Oct 21, 2013

Oct 21, 2013
Baby bottle feeding

Survey shows human milk bought online often tainted

Study says online-obtained human milk often harbors high levels of pathogenic bacteria.

Oct 14, 2013

Oct 14, 2013
Rotisserie chicken

317-case Salmonella outbreak prompts recall of rotisserie chicken

A San Francisco Costco store has recalled 39,755 pounds of chicken linked to a Salmonella outbreak.

Oct 10, 2013

Oct 10, 2013
Chicken inspection line

USDA may pull inspectors from Salmonella outbreak plants

The USDA told Foster Farms it will block plant operations if the company doesn't take quick action.

Oct 09, 2013

Oct 09, 2013
artist rendering of salmonella

CDC details chicken-linked Salmonella outbreak probe

More on the current outbreak, including that DNA footprints match those of Salmonella outbreak earlier this year.

Oct 08, 2013

Oct 08, 2013
person cutting up raw chicken

Chicken-linked Salmonella outbreak tests federal response amid furloughs

Multistate outbreak affecting hundreds highlights public health consequences of fed shutdown.

Sep 04, 2013

Sep 04, 2013
USDA poultry inspector

GAO: USDA took shortcuts in poultry inspection plan

Government watchdog group says agency cut corners in assessing pilot inspection projects.

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