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Articles Tagged with ''foodborne illness''

Hepatitis A from pomegranate seeds sickens 162 people in 10 states

September 25, 2013
According to the latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hepatitis A outbreak linked to Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend has affected 162 people in 10 states.
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British FSA reviews poultry campylobacter strategy

September 6, 2013
Figures released by the agency reveal that campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the U.K., affecting about 460,000 people each year.
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FDA finds salmonella in imported spices

September 6, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has conducted a study into the prevalence of salmonella in imported spices, following widespread concerns that spices might be a source of foodborne diseases.
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Cyclosporiasis outbreak continues, number of infected reaches 600

August 28, 2013
Analyses of the outbreak have led investigators to the conclusion that the majority of cases were linked to a salad mix produced at Taylor Farms de Mexico.
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New evidence on salmonella in beef underlines safety challenge

August 26, 2013
Tackling Salmonella in ground beef could be the U.S. meat industry's most challenging task yet, according to James Marsden, professor of animal science at Kansas State University.
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Multistate cyclosporiasis outbreak infects 230 people

July 23, 2013
The source of the infection is still not known but investigators believe that vegetables, most likely imported, are to blame for the outbreak.
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Foodborne illnesses linked to leafy vegetables, dairy on the rise

July 15, 2013
Extensive research by the CDC has shown that outbreaks of foodborne illnesses linked to leafy vegetables and dairy products have increased over the past three years, while illnesses associated with eggs have declined.
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Research reveals Final Rule compliance costs for US egg industry

June 18, 2013
In 2010, a new Final Rule that applied to all flocks of over 30,000 hens came into effect. The average annual cost for compliance with the Final Rule is $122,000 per complex.
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CDC: Listeria kills one of five affected

June 7, 2013
As many as 90 percent of the people affected by the foodborne disease are elderly, pregnant women, newborns or have weakened immune systems, the CDC said.
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FDA launches software to boost food contamination protection

May 17, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is launching a new software tool that can help food production facilities prevent intentional food contamination.
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