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May 28, 2010

May 28, 2010

Sprout-linked Salmonella outbreak sickens 6 more

(CIDRAP News) – The number of people sickened in a 10-state Salmonella Newport outbreak linked to alfalfa sprouts has risen to 28, and officials are continuing their probe at a California processor identified earlier in the traceback investigation, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday.

May 25, 2010

May 25, 2010

GAO report flags FDA science gaps

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has progressed with strengthening known weaknesses in food safety research, but significant gaps are hampering the agency's oversight of food labels, fresh produce, and dietary supplements, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

May 21, 2010

May 21, 2010

Sprouts blamed in 10-state Salmonella outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – Twenty-three people in 10 states have had Salmonella infections in an outbreak linked to alfalfa sprouts produced by a California company, Oregon public health officials announced today.

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