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Jun 13, 2005

Jun 13, 2005

Company recalls pet treats linked to human infections

(CIDRAP News) – A company is recalling its dog and cat treats because they contain bacteria linked to the illnesses of five people.

T.W. Enterprises of Ferndale, Wash., is recalling six different dog and cat treats in the wake of cases of Salmonella serotype Thompson infections identified in Canada and the United States, according to a press release on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Web site.

Jun 10, 2005

Jun 10, 2005

USDA, industry urge ending BSE-related ban on Canadian cattle

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and several beef industry officials at a St. Paul meeting yesterday made the case for resuming importation of live Canadian cattle, which have been banned since Canada's first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) turned up in May 2003.

Jun 06, 2005

Jun 06, 2005

Basil suspected in Florida cyclosporiasis outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is trying to uncover the source of basil believed to be responsible for nearly 300 cases of intestinal illness earlier this spring in Florida.

Jun 03, 2005

Jun 03, 2005

Turkey blamed in South Carolina Salmonella outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – South Carolina officials announced today that contaminated turkey is probably the main culprit in a restaurant-related outbreak of Salmonella infections that has sickened more than 300 people and caused one death.