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Jan 25, 2010

Jan 25, 2010

Salami implicated in 38-state Salmonella outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – An epidemiologic investigation has implicated pepper-coated salami products from a Rhode Island company as the source of a multistate Salmonella outbreak that dates back to July, prompting a recall of 1.2 million pounds of sausage products.

Jan 27, 2010

Jan 27, 2010

Salmonella found in pepper used in recalled salami

(CIDRAP News) – Daniele Inc., the Rhode Island company whose salami products have been linked to a Salmonella outbreak that has grown to 40 states, has reported finding the pathogen in black pepper used in the products.

Jan 28, 2010

Jan 28, 2010

Tests strengthen pepper link in Salmonella outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – A Rhode Island official said today the strain of Salmonella blamed for a multistate outbreak associated with salami products has been found in a container of ground pepper from the salami producer, linking the outbreak more strongly to contaminated black pepper.

Jan 29, 2010

Jan 29, 2010

Salmonella outbreak may spark interest in irradiated spices

(CIDRAP News) – When people think of food irradiation, they probably think about irradiation of ground beef to kill E coli. So when a company whose pepper-coated salami has been linked to a 40-state Salmonella outbreak pledged this week to use irradiated pepper from now on, it may have raised some eyebrows and sparked new interest.

Mar 03, 2010

Mar 03, 2010

Study says foodborne illness costs US $152 billion a year

(CIDRAP News) – A new estimate on the annual health burden of foodborne illnesses in the United States puts the cost at $152 billion, an amount much higher than previous estimates, but one that the author of today's report hopes will spur action from policymakers.

May 21, 2010

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