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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.

May 31, 2011

May 31, 2011

Puzzles persist as European E coli outbreak grows

(CIDRAP News) – Reported severe illnesses caused by Escherichia coli in Germany and neighboring countries continued to pile up in recent days, while mysteries about the source of the infection, why it's so severe, and why it seems to strike mainly women remained unresolved.

Mar 24, 2011

Mar 24, 2011

CDC: Two foodborne outbreaks sicken 26 in 8 states

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday said the total number of cases has risen to 26 in a pair of foodborne disease outbreaks, one involving Salmonella possibly tied to cantaloupe and the other involving Escherichia coli O157:H7 thought to come from bologna.

Mar 07, 2011

Mar 07, 2011

Suspected pathogens spark peanut butter, hazelnut recalls

(CIDRAP News) – The maker of Skippy peanut butter on Mar 4 recalled two types of its reduced-fat products distributed in 16 states after routine tests suggested they may contain Salmonella, the same day a California company recalled in-shell hazelnuts as part of an Escherichia coli illness investigation.

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