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Dec 01, 2005

Dec 01, 2005

Produce linked to more disease cases than poultry

(CIDRAP News) – Contaminated vegetables and fruits caused more cases of disease in recent years than poultry, eggs, or other food groups did, according to a recent report by the consumer group Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).

Dec 01, 2005

Sprouts blamed in big Ontario Salmonella outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – Close to 400 people in Ontario have gotten sick in a Salmonella outbreak blamed on contaminated mung bean sprouts, according to Canadian news reports.

Toronto's health department ordered Toronto Sun Wah Trading on Nov 25 to stop distributing mung bean sprouts because of possible contamination with Salmonella, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care announced the same day.

Sep 02, 2005

Sep 02, 2005

Hurricane Katrina sparks fears of disease outbreaks

(CIDRAP News) – Amid the devastation left by hurricane Katrina on the US Gulf Coast, fears of infectious disease outbreaks have added to the distress. Some of those concerns are solidly grounded, while others are less so, disease experts say.

Jul 12, 2005

Jul 12, 2005

Salmonella cases spur FDA warnings on juice, ice cream

(CIDRAP News) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued two nationwide alerts this month over orange juice and ice cream that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Jun 13, 2005

Jun 13, 2005

Company recalls pet treats linked to human infections

(CIDRAP News) – A company is recalling its dog and cat treats because they contain bacteria linked to the illnesses of five people.

T.W. Enterprises of Ferndale, Wash., is recalling six different dog and cat treats in the wake of cases of Salmonella serotype Thompson infections identified in Canada and the United States, according to a press release on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Web site.

Jun 03, 2005

Jun 03, 2005

Turkey blamed in South Carolina Salmonella outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – South Carolina officials announced today that contaminated turkey is probably the main culprit in a restaurant-related outbreak of Salmonella infections that has sickened more than 300 people and caused one death.

May 06, 2005

May 06, 2005

Salmonella cases linked to pet rodents

(CIDRAP News) – Fifteen cases of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infection have been traced to contact with hamsters, mice, and rats, marking the first human salmonellosis outbreak linked to pet rodents, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced yesterday.

Apr 22, 2005

Apr 22, 2005

Salmonella cases linked to frozen chicken entrees

(CIDRAP News) – Health officials have warned consumers to make sure they fully cook frozen meat and poultry products, in the wake of several Salmonella infections linked to frozen chicken entrees sold in Minnesota and Michigan.

Four cases of salmonellosis have been linked with frozen, prebrowned stuffed chicken entrees in Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported in a news release yesterday.

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.

Apr 08, 2005

Apr 08, 2005

Salmonella sources in tomato-linked outbreaks still unclear

(CIDRAP News) – Follow-up investigation has failed to pinpoint how Roma tomatoes were contaminated with Salmonella last summer, sickening more than 500 people in the United States and Canada, according to federal health officials.

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