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Dec 21, 2011

Dec 21, 2011

White House claims progress in food safety efforts

(CIDRAP News) – Federal officials today released a progress report on the work of President Barack Obama's Food Safety Working Group, which has been buoyed by legislation passed earlier this year but faces challenges in implementing the law.

Nov 16, 2011

Nov 16, 2011

EU calls on sprouts producers to increase safety steps

(CIDRAP News) – Producers of sprouts should add more food safety steps throughout the production chain to lower the risk of the kind of contamination that triggered a widespread Escherichia coli outbreak in Europe earlier this year, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said in a report released yesterday.

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 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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