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Dec 21, 2011

Dec 21, 2011

White House claims progress in food safety efforts

(CIDRAP News) – Federal officials today released a progress report on the work of President Barack Obama's Food Safety Working Group, which has been buoyed by legislation passed earlier this year but faces challenges in implementing the law.

Sep 14, 2011

Sep 14, 2011

FDA unveils foodborne illness outbreak response network

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it has established a new streamlined system to respond more efficiently and quickly to human and animal foodborne illness outbreaks.

Sep 08, 2011

Sep 08, 2011

Norovirus, Salmonella hold lead roles in US foodborne outbreaks

(CIDRAP News) – In its annual report on foodborne disease outbreaks, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today that in 2008, norovirus was the most common confirmed cause and that poultry topped the list of implicated food commodities.

Aug 02, 2011

Aug 02, 2011

Turkey source still unclear in Salmonella outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) yesterday released more details about an investigation into a Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak linked to ground turkey, which since March has led to one death and sickened 76 others in 26 states.

Jun 27, 2011

Jun 27, 2011

Sprouts eyed in US Salmonella outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – Sprouts are the suspected cause of 20 Salmonella infections in five states, while an earlier Salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupes is probably over, according to federal officials.

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