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Articles Tagged with ''foodborne illness''

CDC report reveals increase in some foodborne illnesses

May 3, 2013
The Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) report said that in comparison to a base period between 2006 and 2008, there was a 14 percent increase in the incidence of infections caused by campylobacter -- bacteria linked to many food products, including raw milk, poultry and produce.
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Salmonella outbreak from cucumbers hits 73 people in 18 states

May 1, 2013
The outbreak is linked to cucumbers imported from Mexico, the CDC said. So far, 14 people have been hospitalized.
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US foodborne illness outbreaks plummet 40%

April 15, 2013
Food safety has always been a top priority for the U.S. food manufacturing and processing industry and over the past decade many measures to improve standards and to implement best practices have been taken.
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Report calls for quicker response to Salmonella outbreaks

April 8, 2013
If the U.S. government had acted faster in the Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak in 2011, which was linked to ground turkey, there could have been fewer people affected by the illness, concludes a newly published report by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
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Researchers develop method to eliminate bacteria in food products

April 4, 2013
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, N.Y., have developed a new method to eliminate deadly pathogenic bacteria in food products and packaging, without the need for antibiotics or chemicals.
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FDA takes action against Chicago-based sprout producer

February 27, 2013
The U.S. Food And Drug Administration has entered into a consent decree of permanent injunction with U Joo Foods, headquartered in Chicago, Ill., a sprout processor whose production had failed to meet sanitary standards.
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Foodborne illnesses from poultry most deadly, report finds

January 31, 2013
Poultry meat is the cause of the most fatalities occurring as a result of foodborne illnesses, according to figures released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Food processing companies face stricter regulations under Food Safety Modernization Act

January 31, 2013
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which aims to improve food safety regulations and prevent foodborne illnesses, applies both to domestic and imported production and covers farmers and food processing companies.
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