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Apr 26, 2019

Apr 26, 2019
microbiological testing

Annual snapshot of foodborne illnesses shows Cyclospora spike

One of the notable developments for 2018 was a spike in Cyclospora cases, likely the result of multiple factors, the CDC said.

Apr 24, 2019

Apr 24, 2019
Ground beef meat grinder

E coli outbreak hits 10 states; ground beef recalled

The outbreak has reached 156 cases, as 113,000 pounds of ground beef are recalled.

Apr 18, 2019

Apr 18, 2019
Deli meat and cheese

Listeria linked to deli-sliced products sickens 8, kills 1

All 8 patients required hospitalization, and the earliest case dates back to 2016.

Apr 17, 2019

Apr 17, 2019
Tuna sushi

Multistate Salmonella outbreak tied to tainted tuna

Thirteen people in 7 states have been sickened, and the manufacturer has issued a recall.

Apr 12, 2019

Apr 12, 2019
Sloppy joe

CDC ties ground beef to E coli outbreak, but source still unknown

Case counts climb to 109, making it the 3rd-largest E coli outbeak in 20 years.

Apr 05, 2019

Apr 05, 2019
E coli bacteria up close

Source still unknown in 72-case, 5-state E coli outbreak

Patients range in age from 1 to 74 years, but at least half are children.

Feb 25, 2019

Feb 25, 2019
bakery box inspection

FDA unveils new imported food safety strategy

The strategy is geared toward using newer data tools and focusing on higher-risk foods.

Jan 15, 2019

Jan 15, 2019
FDA food inspector

FDA restarts food inspections, mainly with furloughed workers

About 400 staffers have returned from furlough, 150 of them for food inspections.

Dec 13, 2018

Dec 13, 2018
Romaine lettuce in a bowl

Romaine E coli probe leads to Santa Barbara County farm

As the outbreak grows to 59 cases, officials puzzle over why romaine and not other lettuce was tainted.

Nov 27, 2018

Nov 27, 2018
Farmers market romaine lettuce

FDA narrows romaine E coli source to Central Coast growing area

The CDC notes 11 more illnesses, raising the outbreak total to 43 cases in 12 states.

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