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Nov 30, 2010

Nov 30, 2010

FDA clears Wright County Egg to resume retail sales

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today cleared Wright County Egg to resume shipping eggs directly to consumers, now that the company has corrected conditions in two of its egg-laying houses and addressed possible sources of Salmonella contamination.

Nov 30, 2010

Senate passes food safety overhaul by wide margin

(CIDRAP News) – Ending months of delay, a large bipartisan majority in the US Senate today passed a bill that aims to make the nation's food supply safer by giving the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more authority over food producers and requiring large producers and processors to develop detailed food safety plans.

Nov 18, 2010

Nov 18, 2010

Outlook unclear as Senate debates food safety bill

(CIDRAP News) – A debate on comprehensive food safety legislation continued in the US Senate today, but the bill's chances of passage remained murky as behind-the-scenes negotiations over amendments to the bill were sputtering, according to a Senate staff member.

Nov 05, 2010

Nov 05, 2010

Costco Gouda suspected in 5-state E coli outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials and the Costco wholesale chain warned consumers yesterday not to eat a California company's raw milk Gouda cheese after a preliminary investigation linked it to a five-state Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak.

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