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Apr 28, 2015

Apr 28, 2015

Food Safety Scan for Apr 28, 2015

Likely botulism source found
USDA food safety gaps

Apr 27, 2015

Apr 27, 2015

Food Safety Scan for Apr 27, 2015

More Ohio botulism cases
Bacteria in frozen shrimp

Apr 22, 2015

Apr 22, 2015

Foodborne Disease Scan for Apr 22, 2015

Ohio botulism outbreak
Possible sushi-linked Salmonella
Norovirus in hospital air

Jul 03, 2013

Jul 03, 2013

News Scan for Jul 03, 2013

Poultry-related Salmonella
Botulism from fermented tofu
New tick-borne disease

Jan 03, 2012

Jan 03, 2012

New study puts cost of US foodborne illness at $77 billion

(CIDRAP News) – Although the estimated annual toll of foodborne illnesses and deaths in the United States was revised sharply downward by federal officials in 2010, foodborne disease still costs the nation up to $77.7 billion a year, according to a new study in the Journal of Food Protection.

Jun 10, 2011

Jun 10, 2011

Germans target sprouts in E coli outbreak, clear other foods

(CIDRAP News) – German government officials today lifted their recommendation against eating cucumbers, tomatoes, and lettuce, and showcased evidence that puts sprouts front and center in their investigation of a massive Escherichia coli outbreak, though the outbreak strain has not yet been found in sprouts.

Jul 02, 2008

Jul 02, 2008

FDA claims progress on food protection plan

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today released a 6-month status report on its progress in implementing a food safety plan launched in November in response to high-profile contamination incidents involving domestic and imported foods over the past few years.

Jul 20, 2007

Jul 20, 2007

FDA warns of possible link between botulism and chili sauce

(CIDRAP News) – Four people from Texas and Indiana were recently hospitalized with suspected botulism poisoning after they consumed hot dog chili sauce that may have been contaminated, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced yesterday.

Mar 19, 2002

Mar 19, 2002

US is vulnerable to foodborne bioterrorism, CDC report says

A recent Lancet report says the US needs to strengthen its public health system to minimize the danger.

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