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Nov 27, 2012

Nov 27, 2012

Consumers Union study stirs debate on bacteria in pork

(CIDRAP News) – Consumer Reports magazine has stirred debate about pathogens in pork by reporting a small study in which Yersinia enterocolitica was found in 69% of samples, while more common foodborne pathogens like Salmonella and Listeria were much less prevalent.

Jul 30, 2012

Jul 30, 2012

2011 brought little change in foodborne disease incidence

(CIDRAP News) – The incidence of illnesses caused by the most common foodborne pathogens, with the exception of Escherichia coli O157:H7, has stayed about the same or increased a bit over the past few years, according to 2011 data released by the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC).

Jul 26, 2012

Jul 26, 2012

FDA cites mixed findings on resistance in foodborne bacteria

(CIDRAP News) – A US government report released this week on the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in major foodborne pathogens paints a mixed picture, with some markers down or stable but others in double digits or increasing.

May 10, 2012

May 10, 2012

Journal supplement drills down into FoodNet data

(CIDRAP News) – In a special journal supplement today, federal officials reported that progress is slowing in the battle against the six most common foodborne diseases, among a raft of other findings.

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