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Oct 28, 2002

Oct 28, 2002

USDA approves irradiation of imported fruits and vegetables

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finished writing rules that open the door to the irradiation of fruits and vegetables imported into the United States.

Dec 05, 2003

Dec 05, 2003

Salmonella outbreak tied to mangoes treated to kill flies

(CIDRAP News) – A 1999 outbreak of Salmonella infections scattered over 13 states was traced to Brazilian mangoes, which may have been contaminated when they were treated to kill Mediterranean fruit flies, according to a new study.

Apr 04, 2012

Apr 04, 2012

IOM: FDA should work for better product-safety systems abroad

(CIDRAP News) – With the United States importing a vast river of foods and medicines from abroad, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other organizations need to increase their efforts to improve product safety monitoring in developing countries, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) said in a report released today.

Dec 15, 2014

Dec 15, 2014

News Scan for Dec 15, 2014

Chikungunya cases top 1 million
Food safety funding

Jul 13, 2015

Jul 13, 2015

News Scan for Jul 13, 2015

Saudi MERS cases
H5N6 case in China
Chicken entree recall expanded
New chikungunya cases

Aug 03, 2015

Aug 03, 2015

News Scan for Aug 03, 2015

MERS in Saudi Arabia
More chikungunya cases
CDC infectious disease funding
Salmonella from live poultry

Mar 22, 2017

Mar 22, 2017

News Scan for Mar 22, 2017

Heat-stable rotavirus vaccine
Zika attack rates
US boosts Brazilian beef inspection

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