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Feb 15, 2013

Feb 15, 2013

Multistate Salmonella outbreak tied to chicken sickens 124

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced yesterday that it is investigating a Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak simmering since last June that has sickened at least 124 people in 12 states.

Feb 07, 2013

Feb 07, 2013

Bacteria in meat show growing drug resistance, FDA says

(CIDRAP News) – An annual report released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week shows that antibiotic resistance in bacteria found in retail meat and poultry samples is continuing to increase, though not uniformly.

Jan 29, 2013

Jan 29, 2013

CDC: Produce leads list of food vehicles for illness

(CIDRAP News) – After scrutinizing a decade's worth of data on foodborne disease outbreaks, federal health officials estimate that produce was the vehicle in close to half of all illnesses and that poultry was the culprit in 19% of all deaths.

Jan 28, 2013

Jan 28, 2013

Tainted ground beef linked to illnesses in five states

(CIDRAP News) – A second Michigan company has recalled ground beef in connection with a Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak, which has expanded to 16 illnesses in five states, according to federal officials.

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