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Nov 11, 2013

Nov 11, 2013
Chicken salad wrap

Packaged salads suspected in multistate E coli outbreak

Federal and state health officials are investigating a three-state, 26-case E coli outbreak.

Jul 01, 2013

Jul 01, 2013
Tossed chicken salad

CDC: Leafy green, dairy outbreaks up slightly

A 10-year CDC study found an uptick in outbreaks linked to leafy vegetables and dairy products.

Jun 06, 2013

Jun 06, 2013

USDA proposes new labeling for mechanically tenderized beef

Federal food safety officials today proposed new labeling requirements for mechanically tenderized beef products, a step designed to reduce the foodborne illness risk related to the products.

May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013

CDC finds evidence of frequent fecal contamination in pools

(CIDRAP News) – A study of water filter samples collected from swimming pools in Atlanta last summer found markers for Escherichia coli in more than half, a finding that suggests fecal contamination, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

Apr 18, 2013

Apr 18, 2013

CDC cites increases in Campylobacter, Vibrio infections

(CIDRAP News) – The overall US incidence of major foodborne diseases was about the same in 2012 as it was about 5 years earlier, but Campylobacter infections were significantly more common, for unclear reasons, federal officials announced today.

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