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Dec 19, 2013

Dec 19, 2013
Raw chicken breasts

Consumer Reports finds bacteria common on chicken breasts

Most US samples had bacterial contamination, and a good many had pathogenic varieties.

Dec 18, 2013

Dec 18, 2013
Milk fresh from cow

Study: Raw milk outbreaks only tip of iceberg

Non-outbreak raw-milk cases may outnumber outbreak cases 25 to 1—and knowing the farmer might not help.

Dec 04, 2013

Dec 04, 2013
Poultry plant conveyer

USDA unveils plan to cut Salmonella in meat and poultry

Plan aims to streamline inspections and give inspectors more flexibility.

Nov 20, 2013

Nov 20, 2013

News Scan for Nov 20, 2013

Chicken-linked Salmonella update
Climate change and disease
MERS vaccine trial in mice
Virus-harboring African bats
Polio progress in Afghanistan

Oct 31, 2013

Oct 31, 2013
Spices at open-air market

FDA report says 12% of imported spices tainted

Risk study finds 12% of spices were tainted by pathogens like Salmonella or by filth.

Oct 31, 2013

News Scan for Oct 31, 2013

WHO confirms 4 MERS cases
More chicken Salmonella cases
RSV candidate vaccine

Oct 21, 2013

Oct 21, 2013
Baby bottle feeding

Survey shows human milk bought online often tainted

Study says online-obtained human milk often harbors high levels of pathogenic bacteria.

Oct 18, 2013

Oct 18, 2013

News Scan for Oct 18, 2013

MERS patient owns camels
More Salmonella cases
Polio vaccination in Sudan
Gene-silencing antibacterial

Oct 14, 2013

Oct 14, 2013
Rotisserie chicken

317-case Salmonella outbreak prompts recall of rotisserie chicken

A San Francisco Costco store has recalled 39,755 pounds of chicken linked to a Salmonella outbreak.

Oct 11, 2013

Oct 11, 2013

News Scan for Oct 11, 2013

Feds: Poultry plants can stay open
New flu strain in bats
Cell-based flu vaccine availability

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