News & Perspective

Aug 10, 2004

Aug 10, 2004

USDA finding Salmonella less often in meat

(CIDRAP News) – The general trend for Salmonella in meat and poultry samples tested by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues to head downward, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Aug 5.

Jan 30, 2004

Jan 30, 2004

Salmonella cases trigger USDA alert on ground beef

(CIDRAP News) – A outbreak of 37 cases of Salmonella infection in the Northeast has prompted the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to issue an alert urging consumers to take care in handling raw ground beef.

Jan 29, 2004

Jan 29, 2004

Bush seeks to expand surveillance for bioterrorism

(CIDRAP News) – The Bush administration today proposed a $274 million program to improve the nation's alertness for bioterrorism by measures such as increasing environmental monitoring, analyzing health data, and inspecting crops and livestock.