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Sep 20, 2011

Sep 20, 2011

CDC sees steady progress on state, local preparedness

(CIDRAP News) – State and local public health laboratories have improved their ability to identify and report infectious disease and chemical threats, and health departments are making steady progress in readiness planning, such as deploying medicines and other supplies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a report today.

Sep 13, 2011

Sep 13, 2011

USDA testing for non-O157 E coli to start with beef trim

Sep 13 (CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) move to ban the most common non-O157 strains of Escherichia coli from ground beef will start with testing of beef trim destined to become ground beef, followed sometime later by testing of actual ground beef, the agency said today.

Sep 12, 2011

Sep 12, 2011

USDA to ban six non-O157 E coli strains in ground beef

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has decided to ban six non-O157 strains of Escherichia coli in ground beef starting next March, according to unofficial reports, a move that pleases food safety groups but frustrates some in the meat industry.

Sep 08, 2011

Sep 08, 2011

Norovirus, Salmonella hold lead roles in US foodborne outbreaks

(CIDRAP News) – In its annual report on foodborne disease outbreaks, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today that in 2008, norovirus was the most common confirmed cause and that poultry topped the list of implicated food commodities.

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