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Jan 11, 2012

Jan 11, 2012

Auditor gave cantaloupe farm high marks before Listeria outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – A private food-safety auditor gave Jensen Farms in Colorado a "superior" rating a few weeks before cantaloupes from the farm were linked to a deadly Listeria outbreak, according to a report from a US House committee.

Jan 04, 2012

Jan 04, 2012

FDA order limits cephalosporin use in food animals

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today ordered that certain uses of cephalosporin antibiotics be prohibited in animals, a move aimed at preventing antibiotic resistance and preserving the drug's effectiveness for treating human diseases.

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