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Listeria from cheese kills one, sickens seven

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

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

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

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

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

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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Salmonella rates on raw chicken decline

Official figures indicate that in the second quarter of this year, the overall rates of prevalence of Salmonella on raw chicken carcasses in the United States fell by 34 percent compared to rates from the first quarter of 2013.
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Cantaloupe farm owners plead guilty in listeriosis outbreak case

The owners of a cantaloupe farm in Colorado, which was linked to a food poisoning outbreak in 2011, have pleaded guilty to selling adulterated production.
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Colorado farmers to enter guilty plea in listeria case

Two cantaloupe farmers linked to one of the worst foodborne illness outbreaks in U.S. history will plead guilty to charges specified in the agreement they have struck with prosecutors.
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Salmonella strain linked to Foster Farms found in stores

A strain of Salmonella matching the one associated with the current multi-state Salmonella outbreak has been found in samples of raw chicken manufactured by California-based Foster Farms.
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