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Jul 06, 2010

Jul 06, 2010

Illness cluster triggers bison meat recall

(CIDRAP News) – A cluster of Escherichia coli infections prompted a Colorado company on Jul 2 to recall its ground and tenderized steak bison products, the US Department of Agriculture announced.

Jul 02, 2010

Jul 02, 2010

USDA stiffens standards for ground beef sent to schools

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has formally adopted tougher safety standards for ground beef used in the National School Lunch program, a move that was first proposed in May and was originally spurred by a newspaper investigative report last December.

Jun 18, 2010

Jun 18, 2010

Salmonella outbreak sparks recall of frozen dinners

(CIDRAP News) – An outbreak of 29 Salmonella serotype Chester cases in 14 states has prompted the recall of frozen chicken-and-rice dinners by ConAgra Foods, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced yesterday.

Apr 15, 2010

Apr 15, 2010

CDC: E coli down, most other foodborne illnesses level

(CIDRAP News) – E coli O157:H7 was the comparative bright spot today in a federal report that showed little change in the incidence of most foodborne illnesses in 2009.

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