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Dec 15, 2010

Dec 15, 2010

CDC revises decade-old foodborne illness estimates

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released newer, more precise estimates of the foodborne illness burden, suggesting 1 in 6 Americans get sick each year, a rate lower than previously thought.

Nov 29, 2010

Nov 04, 2010

Nov 04, 2010

FDA probe finds Listeria at Texas produce company

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday said it found Listeria monocytogenes and a long list of food safety infractions during an October inspection of a San Antonio produce plant linked to 10 illnesses, including 5 deaths.

Oct 21, 2010

Oct 21, 2010

Texas Listeria outbreak prompts produce recall

(CIDRAP News) – Texas authorities have ordered a San Antonio produce company to suspend business and recall all products shipped since January in connection with a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak involving 10 cases, 5 of them fatal.

Sep 21, 2010

Sep 21, 2010

CDC says state and local preparedness improving

(CIDRAP News) – State and local health departments have significantly improved their readiness for public health emergencies in the past few years, with laboratory capacity and emergency operations centers leading the list of improved areas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a major report released today.

Sep 08, 2010

Sep 08, 2010

Consumer groups push Senate for action on food safety bill

(CIDRAP News) – In a move designed to draw attention to languishing food safety legislation in the US Senate, three national consumer groups today reported that 85 food recalls have been issued in the 13 months since similar legislation passed in the House.

Jul 28, 2010

Jul 28, 2010

FDA reports good results for new food safety portal

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued its first assessment of a reportable food registry designed to speed response efforts when the first sign of a threat emerges, saying the system is already a valuable tool in preventing foodborne illness outbreaks.

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