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Jul 01, 2013

Jul 01, 2013
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CDC: Leafy green, dairy outbreaks up slightly

A 10-year CDC study found an uptick in outbreaks linked to leafy vegetables and dairy products.

Apr 18, 2013

Apr 18, 2013

CDC cites increases in Campylobacter, Vibrio infections

(CIDRAP News) – The overall US incidence of major foodborne diseases was about the same in 2012 as it was about 5 years earlier, but Campylobacter infections were significantly more common, for unclear reasons, federal officials announced today.

Mar 04, 2013

Mar 04, 2013

FDA finds field contamination links in cantaloupe Salmonella probe

(CIDRAP News) – Salmonella contamination in an Indiana grower's melons linked to a 2012 outbreak likely occurred in the growing fields and was likely spread during various handling stages, according to an environmental assessment by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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 25, 2013

Jan 25, 2013

Norovirus, Salmonella top list of outbreak-causing pathogens

(CIDRAP News) – Norovirus and Salmonella continued to top the list of pathogens responsible for US outbreaks of foodborne disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

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