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Jan 03, 2011

Jan 03, 2011

Federal, industry officials praise food safety law

(CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials teamed up with industry and consumer-group leaders today to talk up the importance of the new food safety law and expressed confidence that it will make a big difference in the long run, even if Congress is in no mood to pay for implementing it.

Jan 19, 2011

Jan 19, 2011

Group grades states for foodborne illness outbreak reporting

(CIDRAP News) – The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) today released its first report on how well states perform at reporting foodborne disease outbreaks, which they say varies greatly, with seven states earning A grades and 14 getting Fs.

Jan 21, 2011

Jan 21, 2011

Feds probe possible febrile seizure link to Sanofi flu vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials said yesterday they are exploring a possible link between febrile seizures in children younger than 2 after receiving Sanofi's Fluzone flu vaccine, based on a preliminary signal picked up by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) vaccine safety monitoring system.

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