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Dec 08, 2003

Dec 08, 2003

Signs of flu vaccine shortage grow

(CIDRAP News) – Signs of a shortage of influenza vaccine increased over the weekend with the announcement that the two leading manufacturers had shipped all the doses they had made.

Nov 19, 2003

Nov 19, 2003

Vaccines might have contributed to death of Army reservist

(CIDRAP News) – A combination of vaccines that included smallpox and anthrax might have contributed to the death of a young Army reservist last April, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced today.

Aug 22, 2003

Aug 22, 2003

Irradiation proponents object to Consumer Reports article

(CIDRAP News) – Supporters of irradiation as a tool for preventing foodborne disease are dismayed by a generally negative evaluation of irradiated meat in the August issue of Consumer Reports.

Jun 30, 2003

Jun 30, 2003

Frozen steaks recalled in E coli outbreak investigation

(CIDRAP News) – Stampede Meat, Inc., Chicago, is recalling about 739,000 pounds of frozen beef products because of a possible link to five Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections in Minnesota, Kansas, and Michigan, the US Department of Agriculture announced yesterday.

May 29, 2003

May 29, 2003

Food irradiation education project in schools progresses despite snags

(CIDRAP News) – A federally funded pilot project to inform people in three Minnesota school districts about food irradiation is moving toward completion despite a few rough spots, including the withdrawal of one district and outspoken opposition from some parents in another.

Jan 16, 2003

Jan 16, 2003

Minnesota to test irradiation education program in school districts

(CIDRAP News) – As the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) prepares to offer irradiated ground beef to schools for their lunch programs, Minnesota state officials are planning a USDA-financed pilot project in three school districts to assess attitudes and test educational materials about irradiated beef.

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