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Feb 24, 2011

Feb 24, 2011

FDA approves preliminary test for norovirus

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced approval of what it calls the first test for preliminary identification of norovirus, intended for use in outbreaks in which there is a likely transmission pathway.

Feb 14, 2011

Feb 14, 2011

Proposed budget trims preparedness funds, boosts FDA

(CIDRAP News) – The Obama administration's proposed budget for fiscal year 2012, released today, would reduce funds for public health and hospital emergency preparedness while giving the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a boost for food safety.

Feb 10, 2011

Feb 10, 2011

FDA to add director for foodborne outbreak efforts

(CIDRAP News) – US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials announced this week that they are planning to create a new position that will put one person in charge of dealing with foodborne disease outbreaks and leading a permanent team dedicated to that purpose.

Feb 07, 2011

Feb 07, 2011

FDA details hazards at Illinois sprout producer

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it found a variety of possible contamination sources, such as biofilms on surfaces and questionable antimicrobial treatment for seeds, at an Illinois firm whose sprouts have been implicated in a Salmonella outbreak.

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