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Jun 10, 2016

Jun 10, 2016
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FDA drags its feet on food recalls, HHS audit says

At times consumers were at risk "for several weeks after FDA was aware of a potentially hazardous food," the report says.

Jun 22, 2011

Jun 22, 2011

Audit criticizes industry, FDA handling of food-import recalls

(CIDRAP News) – Food companies have often ignored federal guidelines for conducting recalls of potentially harmful imported foods, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been lax in following its own procedures for overseeing recalls, according to a government audit.

Apr 09, 2009

Apr 09, 2009

CDC says foodborne disease rates held steady in 2008

(CIDRAP News) – Foodborne disease rates in 2008 stayed about the same as in the previous 3 years, underlining the need for renewed efforts to improve food safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

Apr 15, 2005

Apr 15, 2005

CDC cites declines in major foodborne infections

(CIDRAP News) – The federal government yesterday announced reductions in the rates of several common foodborne bacterial infections in 2004, especially the potentially life-threatening Escherichia coli O157:H7.

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