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Nov 15, 2010

Nov 15, 2010

NRC sees gaps in DHS risk study for ag biosecurity lab

(CIDRAP News) – A federal assessment of the proposed National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF), a biosafety-level (BSL) 4 lab to be built on the Kansas State University (KSU) campus in Manhattan, Kan., is incomplete and should be expanded and updated, the National Research Council (NRC) said in a report today.

Nov 09, 2010

Nov 09, 2010

GAO: US needs better program to keep animal diseases out

(CIDRAP News) – The safeguards designed to keep diseased animals from being imported into the United States have sizable holes, and the federal agencies that oversee those safeguards need to coordinate better to improve them, says a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Oct 19, 2010

Oct 19, 2010

One egg farm to resume production; Salmonella case count grows

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized one Iowa company tied to a recent nationwide Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) outbreak to resume egg production for the retail market, while officially warning the other company of possible enforcement action if it doesn't correct problems inspectors found in August.

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