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Aug 11, 2011

Aug 11, 2011

Cases in turkey Salmonella outbreak rise to 107

(CIDRAP News) – The case count in the outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella linked to ground turkey has risen to 107, up 29 from a week ago, following the identification of a second Salmonella DNA fingerprint in the outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

Aug 04, 2011

Aug 04, 2011

US officials defend Salmonella outbreak response

(CIDRAP News) – Federal officials reported today that ground turkey products belonging to two patients in the current multistate Salmonella outbreak were traced to a Cargill Inc. facility on Jul 20, 2 weeks before investigators presented all their evidence to the company, prompting yesterday's Cargill recall of 36 million pounds of ground turkey.

Aug 03, 2011

Aug 03, 2011

Emerging resistant Salmonella strain sparks concern

(CIDRAP News) – An international team of researchers reports that a strain of Salmonella that is resistant to important antibiotics has spread from Africa to Europe in recent years and has been spotted in a few samples of imported spices in the United States.

May 26, 2011

May 26, 2011

Petition asks USDA to classify drug-resistant Salmonella as meat adulterant

(CIDRAP News) – A food safety watchdog group yesterday filed a regulatory petition asking the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to declare four antibiotic-resistant Salmonella strains as adulterants in ground meat and poultry.

Apr 05, 2011

Apr 05, 2011

Outbreak probe finds drug resistance, Salmonella in turkey samples

(CIDRAP News) – Laboratory investigation of the Salmonella Hadar strain linked to a ground turkey burger recall and 12 illnesses reveals that it is resistant to several antibiotics, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday.

In addition, two samples of Jennie-O ground turkey burgers collected from the homes of sick patients in Colorado and Wisconsin tested positive for the outbreak strain, the CDC said.

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