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Jul 23, 2012

Jul 23, 2012

Seven-state Salmonella outbreak sparks beef recall

(CIDRAP News) – A Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak involving 33 cases in seven eastern states has triggered the recall of 29,339 pounds of ground beef by Cargill Meat Solutions of Wyalusing, Pa., the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced yesterday.

Jul 12, 2012

Jul 12, 2012

FDA: Sequencing project will help solve foodborne outbreaks

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that a big genome sequencing project it is launching with private and public partners will help speed up the identification of bacteria that cause foodborne disease outbreaks.

May 29, 2012

May 29, 2012

USDA poised to start testing beef for non-O157 E coli

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA), poised to start testing beef trim for six non-O157 strains of pathogenic Escherichia coli next week, today released documents that spell out some expectations for the program and make clear that much remains to be learned about the risk.

May 02, 2012

May 02, 2012

USDA proposes quicker trace-back for tainted beef

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today proposed new guidance on trace-back investigations after evidence of contamination is found in ground beef during routine sampling, a move to more quickly protect consumers against foodborne illness.

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