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Jan 10, 2013

Jan 10, 2013

E coli outbreak study shows antibiotic impact on shedding

(CIDRAP News) – A study involving a large group of patients hospitalized during Germany's 2011 outbreak of a rare type of Escherichia coli spread by contaminated sprouts found that some patients shed the pathogen for several weeks or months and that antibiotic use seemed to shorten the shedding time.

Jan 15, 2013

Jan 15, 2013

Leafy greens safety pact apparently failed in Canadian outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – Canadian authorities say all California lettuce shipped into Canada must be certified under the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA), a voluntary food safety program, which means the lettuce believed to be the source of a Canadian outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 would have carried the LGMA seal.

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.

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