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Dec 28, 2010

Dec 28, 2010

Pastries blamed for 100 staph cases in 2 states

(CIDRAP News) – An outbreak of about 100 illness cases in Illinois and Wisconsin has been attributed to pastries from an Illinois bakery that were tainted with Staphylococcus aureus, state and federal officials revealed recently.

Dec 23, 2010

Dec 23, 2010

Implementing food safety law to pose big challenges

(CIDRAP News) – The big food safety bill passed this week hands a heavy bundle of new responsibilities to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and most of the changes specified in the legislation are unlikely to come swiftly or easily.

Dec 23, 2010

Dec 23, 2010

Sprouts suspected in multistate Salmonella outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – Federal officials announced today they are collaborating on an investigation into a multistate Salmonella serotype I 4,[5],12:i:-  outbreak, possibly linked to sprouts served on sandwiches at Jimmy Johns restaurants, that have sickened 89 people in 15 states and the District of Columbia.

Dec 21, 2010

Dec 21, 2010

House sends food safety bill to president

(CIDRAP News) – A major food safety bill designed to boost contamination-prevention efforts all along the food chain cleared the last of many legislative hurdles today with a 215-144 vote in the House, sending it to President Obama for his promised signature.

Dec 20, 2010

Dec 20, 2010

Senate gives food safety bill new life

(CIDRAP News) – A landmark food safety bill that had been regarded as nearly dead 3 days ago was abruptly passed by the Senate late yesterday, following weeks of efforts to overcome a technical problem that invalidated an earlier version of it.

Dec 20, 2010

Expert group reconsiders cholera vaccine for Haiti

(CIDRAP News) – An expert group convened by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) at its headquarters in Washington, DC, on Dec 17 discussed a possible cholera vaccine for Haiti and suggested developing a global vaccine stockpile.

Dec 17, 2010

Dec 17, 2010

Food safety bill in serious trouble

(CIDRAP News) – A broad food safety bill that in an earlier version had overwhelming support in the Senate was in serious trouble and running out of time today, after Senate Democratic leaders gave up on a huge omnibus spending bill to which the food measure was attached.

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