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Mar 16, 2017

Mar 16, 2017
NIH researcher

Trump's budget cuts 20% of NIH; groups express outrage

The budget supports earlier commitment to Gavi vaccine initiatives but dials back funds for other global health efforts.

Dec 14, 2015

Dec 14, 2015
Chicken inspection

USDA lists steps to improve poultry, ground beef safety

Guidance involves steps to curb Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry and better trace ground beef.

Aug 03, 2015

Aug 03, 2015
Pig roast

Washington Salmonella clusters trigger pig-roast health alert

Roasting a pig is a complex process, with several food safety steps to keep in mind.

May 14, 2015

May 14, 2015
USDA poultry inspector checking chickens

Foodborne illness report shows successes, challenges

E coli and some Salmonella infections dropped, but Campylobacter and Vibrio cases increased.

Feb 24, 2015

Feb 24, 2015
Runny egg yolk

Feds roll out new way to analyze food outbreak data

US agencies reported on what they billed as an improved method for sifting food outbreak data.

Feb 03, 2015

Feb 03, 2015
Pills and money

Infectious-disease programs fare well in Obama's 2016 budget

Highlights include funds for antibiotic resistance, bioterrorism preparedness, and a unified food safety agency.

Aug 14, 2014

Aug 14, 2014
Ground beef

USDA vows to speed tracing of tainted ground beef

The plan will speed up the hunt for the source when ground beef is tainted with E coli O157:H7.

Aug 01, 2014

Aug 01, 2014
USDA poultry inspectors

USDA launches long-debated poultry inspection changes

The agency also establishes new steps to control Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry.

May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014
Ground beef

E coli cases in 4 states prompt ground beef recall

Reports of 11 E coli cases in 4 states have prompted a recall of 1.8 million pounds of ground beef.

Apr 18, 2014

Apr 18, 2014
Plate of oysters

CDC sees little overall progress on foodborne infections

Overall foodborne disease rates held steady in 2013, but Salmonella cases were lower than in the previous 3 years.

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