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Nov 27, 2012

Nov 27, 2012

Consumers Union study stirs debate on bacteria in pork

(CIDRAP News) – Consumer Reports magazine has stirred debate about pathogens in pork by reporting a small study in which Yersinia enterocolitica was found in 69% of samples, while more common foodborne pathogens like Salmonella and Listeria were much less prevalent.

Jul 26, 2012

Jul 26, 2012

FDA cites mixed findings on resistance in foodborne bacteria

(CIDRAP News) – A US government report released this week on the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in major foodborne pathogens paints a mixed picture, with some markers down or stable but others in double digits or increasing.

Apr 11, 2012

Apr 11, 2012

FDA spells out voluntary plan for cutting ag antibiotic use

(CIDRAP News) – Saying a voluntary strategy is the best way to reduce the agricultural use of antibiotics and preserve the drugs' medical usefulness, the US Food and Drug Administration today released draft guidance designed to steer animal-drug producers, veterinarians, and farmers in that direction.

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