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California packing company recalls fresh fruit over suspected listeria contamination

July 28, 2014
California-based Wawona Packing Co. has started a recall of several lots of fresh fruit distributed across the United States, citing concerns of possible listeria contamination as the reason for the move.
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UK FSA investigates poultry plant safety practices

July 28, 2014
The UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) is launching an investigation into safety standards at chicken processing facilities, following reports of unsanitary conditions at several plants.
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More than 500,000 Britons suffer food poisoning each year

July 14, 2014
According to figures, campylobacter is still the most common cause of food poisoning, accounting for about 280,000 cases per year.
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Foster Farms recalls chicken products after new Salmonella case

July 8, 2014
Californian poultry company Foster Farms has agreed to start a voluntary recall of unspecified amounts of chicken products, after months of investigation and reported illnesses linked to products manufactured by the company.
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Study suggests link between socioeconomic status, Campylobacter infections

June 25, 2014
A new study by the Emerging Infections Program at Yale School of Public Health has revealed that there is a link between socioeconomic status and the risk of falling ill with campylobacteriosis.
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Norovirus most common culprit of foodborne illness outbreaks

June 17, 2014
Many consider cruise ships to be the most common places where norovirus outbreaks occur, but a new analysis from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that foodborne outbreaks in restaurants are more frequent.
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US, Canadian authorities recall chia seed powder after Salmonella outbreak

June 6, 2014
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (FIA) has announced a recall of a range of products containing sprouted chia seed powder over concerns about a possible Salmonella contamination.
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Egg company execs face criminal charges over Salmonella outbreak

May 27, 2014
Two executives of egg producer Quality Egg LLC have been charged with a misdemeanor and the company is facing two counts of felony in relation to a 2010 Salmonella outbreak.
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Michigan company recalls 1.8 million pounds of ground beef due to E. coli contamination

May 21, 2014
Detroit-based Wolverine Packing Co. is recalling about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products believed to be contaminated with E. coli.
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Wal-Mart reaches out-of-court agreement with 23 claimants in listeria outbreak cases

May 19, 2014
Supermarket chain Wal-Mart has settled 23 civil cases linked to the 2011 listeria outbreak that killed 33 people who consumed contaminated cantaloupe sold by the company.
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