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Dec 19, 2013

Dec 19, 2013
Raw chicken breasts

Consumer Reports finds bacteria common on chicken breasts

Most US samples had bacterial contamination, and a good many had pathogenic varieties.

Dec 04, 2013

Dec 04, 2013
Poultry plant conveyer

USDA unveils plan to cut Salmonella in meat and poultry

Plan aims to streamline inspections and give inspectors more flexibility.

Nov 11, 2013

Nov 11, 2013
Chicken salad wrap

Packaged salads suspected in multistate E coli outbreak

Federal and state health officials are investigating a three-state, 26-case E coli outbreak.

Oct 14, 2013

Oct 14, 2013
Rotisserie chicken

317-case Salmonella outbreak prompts recall of rotisserie chicken

A San Francisco Costco store has recalled 39,755 pounds of chicken linked to a Salmonella outbreak.

Oct 11, 2013

Oct 11, 2013
US Capitol building

Public health groups oppose 'mini' House bills to fund agencies

Public health groups are lining up to oppose 'piecemeal' efforts to fund federal agencies.

Oct 10, 2013

Oct 10, 2013
Chicken inspection line

USDA may pull inspectors from Salmonella outbreak plants

The USDA told Foster Farms it will block plant operations if the company doesn't take quick action.

Oct 09, 2013

Oct 09, 2013
artist rendering of salmonella

CDC details chicken-linked Salmonella outbreak probe

More on the current outbreak, including that DNA footprints match those of Salmonella outbreak earlier this year.

Oct 08, 2013

Oct 08, 2013
person cutting up raw chicken

Chicken-linked Salmonella outbreak tests federal response amid furloughs

Multistate outbreak affecting hundreds highlights public health consequences of fed shutdown.

Oct 01, 2013

Oct 01, 2013
US Capitol building

Fed shutdown affects disease detection, food safety

Response to seasonal flu, H7N9, MERS, and other threats could be markedly diminished.

Sep 16, 2013

Sep 16, 2013
Clostridium difficile on agar plate

CDC: Antibiotic-resistant bugs sicken 2 million a year

Agency says the most urgent threats are drug-resistant C diff, Enterobacteriaceae, and gonorrhea.

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