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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.

Jul 25, 2011

Jul 25, 2011

Papayas cited in 23-state Salmonella outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – Papayas imported from Mexico are the likely source of a Salmonella outbreak involving 97 cases in 23 states, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today.

Jul 12, 2011

Jul 12, 2011

USDA offers incentives for trying new Salmonella controls

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced plans to expand a program that relaxes certain regulations for meat and poultry processors that want to try out new ways to reduce Salmonella in their products.

Jun 10, 2011

Jun 10, 2011

Germans target sprouts in E coli outbreak, clear other foods

(CIDRAP News) – German government officials today lifted their recommendation against eating cucumbers, tomatoes, and lettuce, and showcased evidence that puts sprouts front and center in their investigation of a massive Escherichia coli outbreak, though the outbreak strain has not yet been found in sprouts.

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.

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