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Foodborne disease affects 4 million Canadians every year

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Every year one in eight Canadians suffers from a foodborne infection, according to the Canadian Public Health Agency.
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Minnesota company recalls peanut butter, spreads over Listeria concerns

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Minnesota food manufacturer Parkers Farm Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of a series of products, including cheese, peanut butter, salsa, dips and spreads, over concerns of possible Listeria contamination.
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FDA inspection at cheese processing facility results in suspended registration

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The U.S. FDA has ordered the suspension of the food facility registration of Delaware food manufacturer Roos Foods, which has been identified as the source of the recent listeria outbreak.
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UK works on plans to tackle campylobacter in poultry

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Regulators, processors, manufacturers and retailers in the United Kingdom have joined forces to reduce the cases of campylobacter contamination of raw poultry meat across the entire supply chain.
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Listeria from cheese kills one, sickens seven

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A listeria outbreak, most likely linked with "Hispanic-style" cheese, has killed one person in California and has sickened seven people in Maryland.
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Diseases linked to Salmonella, Campylobacter decrease in Europe

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The number of people suffering from campylobacteriosis in the European Union dropped for the first time in five years in 2012 but it remains the most common foodborne disease.


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New Zealand to adopt improved food safety practices

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New Zealand is moving to adopt a tougher approach to food safety, following the high-profile Fonterra dairy contamination case that sparked a public debate on regulation and enforcement issues earlier this year.
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USDA launches new action plan for tackling Salmonella

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The Salmonella Action Plan is intended to deal with the disease in an aggressive and comprehensive way and will help to make meat and poultry safer for American consumers.
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E. coli in raw milk sickens nine children in Tennessee

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The strain of E. coli that caused nine children to become ill in Tennessee has been traced to raw milk from the McBee Dairy Farm near Knoxville and samples from the milk matched samples of animal waste taken at the farm.
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Listeria developing resistance to disinfectants, researchers find

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One of the most common causes of foodborne diseases, listeria, is developing resistance to some of the most frequently used disinfectants that dairy processors use to get rid of the bacterium.
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