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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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Salmonella outbreak from cucumbers hits 73 people in 18 states

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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%

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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

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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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