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Oct 05, 2018

Oct 05, 2018
veggie platter

CDC details summer spike in Cyclospora cases

The CDC said only one third of the cases were linked to two major outbreaks and that it is exploring if a change in testing practices contributed to more detections.

Oct 04, 2018

Oct 04, 2018
Raw burger and ham

FSIS recalls beef, ham in Salmonella, Listeria outbreaks

Fifty-seven people have fallen ill with salmonellosis, while Listeria has caused 1 death.

Sep 19, 2018

Sep 19, 2018
Cilantro and basil

US officials probe Cyclospora spike, tainted US produce

Some illnesses reflect restaurant clusters linked to contaminated basil, cilantro.

Aug 31, 2018

Aug 31, 2018
Burgers on grill

E coli cases prompt ground chuck recall from Publix stores

Of 18 cases, 15 are in Florida; the meat producer has not been named.

Aug 28, 2018

Aug 28, 2018
Raw turkey breast

Analysis ties resistant E coli from poultry meat to human UTIs

The resistant E coli sublineage ST131-H22 has become established in poultry.

Jul 19, 2018

Jul 19, 2018
Ground turkey

Multidrug-resistant raw turkey Salmonella outbreak: 90 ill in 26 states

Officials warn the strain might be widespread in the industry.

Jul 18, 2018

Jul 18, 2018
Pasta salad

Salmonella prompts recall of pasta salads from Hy-Vee

So far 21 people in 5 states have been sickened in the outbreak, and 5 patients have been hospitalized.

Jul 13, 2018

Jul 13, 2018
McDonald's salad

Cyclospora outbreaks grow in Midwest, Texas

More cases have been reported in 2 outbreaks, one linked to Del Monte veggie trays and the other to McDonald's salads.

Jun 28, 2018

Jun 28, 2018
Child splashing in lake

CDC profiles outbreaks linked to untreated recreational water

Lessons learned from 140 outbreaks involving nearly 5,000 people and steps to minimize the risk of getting sick from swimming.

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.

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