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Jun 19, 2018

Jun 19, 2018
Brussels sprouts on conveyer

FDA releases new guidance on food defense

The rule is meant to lower the risk of exposing food facilities to intentional adulteration, such as acts of terrorism.

Jun 15, 2018

Jun 15, 2018
Honey Smacks cereal

Honey Smacks cereal suspected in 31-state Salmonella outbreak

The outbreak has sickened 73 people, hospitalizing at least 23, and led to a cereal recall.

Jun 12, 2018

Jun 12, 2018
Antibiotics and petri dishes

FDA head looks to boost antibiotic development

Commissioner suggests changing the model for reimbursement of new antibiotics.

Jun 06, 2018

Jun 06, 2018
Large pig farm

Report: US pigs consume nearly as many antibiotics as people do

The report says 6.9 million pounds of critical antibiotics are sold for pig use in a year.

Jun 01, 2018

Jun 01, 2018
Yuma Arizona lettuce field

CDC: 25 more ill, 4 new deaths in E coli outbreak tied to lettuce

At least 89 people have been hospitalized, 26 with a serious kidney complication.

May 09, 2018

May 09, 2018
Blood specimens and units

Study: Zika blood donation screening costly, finds few cases

The extra testing cost about $42 million and identified only 9 positive donations.

May 02, 2018

May 02, 2018
Romaine lettuce in field

First death reported in romaine-linked E coli outbreak

The first outbreak-related death occurred in California, and cases have now reached 121.

May 01, 2018

May 01, 2018
Raw oysters

Raw oysters from BC tied to norovirus outbreaks in Canada, US

Officials are investigating norovirus outbreaks involving dozens of cases linked to raw oysters from British Columbia.

Apr 27, 2018

Apr 27, 2018
Romaine heads

Romaine-linked E coli outbreak grows; Arizona farm named in Alaska cases

Officials are sorting out sources of chopped romaine as outbreak hospitalizaton levels rise.

Apr 23, 2018

Apr 23, 2018
Mass spectrometer

FDA approves rapid diagnostic test for Candida auris

The test can yield results in less than an hour, compared with 24 to 48 hours for conventional tests.

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