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Apr 20, 2018

Apr 20, 2018
Dairy cow

Investigators trace 2016-17 Salmonella outbreak to dairy cows

Officials did not have specific enough data to issue an alert during the outbreak.

Apr 20, 2018
Raw pork chops

GAO asks USDA to further cut pathogens in meat, poultry

Some common products like turkey breasts and pork chops don't even have standards, the report says.

Mar 23, 2018

Mar 23, 2018
E coli testing

CDC says some FoodNet Salmonella infections rising

Illnesses from Salmonella Javiana, Thompson, and Infantis have risen about 50% in 10 years.

Mar 06, 2018

Mar 06, 2018
turkey farm

Low-path H7N1 detected at Missouri turkey farm

The low-path H7 detection is the first in the US this year, and more tests will be done to characterize the H7N1 virus.

Dec 21, 2017

Dec 21, 2017
Farm duck

As 2 nations report more avian flu, USDA alters reimbursement

The USDA proposes moving away from a per-bird payment for outbreak response efforts.

Nov 01, 2017

Nov 01, 2017
BSL-3 laboratory

GAO calls for better oversight of high-containment labs

Gaps the GAO identified include instances of agencies overseeing their own labs, a need for more focus on the highest-risk activities, and understaffing.

Oct 23, 2017

Oct 23, 2017
retail chicken

NARMS report shows some improvements in resistant Salmonella but a few red flags

The annual reports describe resistance patterns in samples from humans, retail meat, and animals at slaughter.

Oct 05, 2017

Oct 05, 2017
Veterinarian with pigs

Report highlights non-federal efforts to cut antibiotics in food

Varied efforts involve states, cities, food buyers, and hospital groups.

Jul 19, 2017

Jul 19, 2017
Cow

USDA tests find atypical BSE in Alabama cow

Officials say atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy ("mad cow") was detected in an 11-year-old cow.

Jun 23, 2017

Jun 23, 2017
Broiler Chickens

USDA: Environmental spread, multiple entries likely fueled US H7N9 outbreaks

The virus may have been introduced multiple times, and environmental spread seems to have played a bigger role than did farming.

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