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Cyclosporiasis outbreak continues, number of infected reaches 600

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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FDA issues warning about Brooklyn-based juice manufacturer

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Carrot and beet juice products manufactured by the company may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can cause botulism.
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European hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen berries

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The outbreak started in Denmark and spread to Finland, Norway and Sweden. At least 71 people have been affected so far.
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CDC report reveals increase in some foodborne illnesses

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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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