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  1. CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. and state health officials are investigating a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples that has killed at least four people and sickened 28 others in 10 states. Consumers should not eat any commercially produced, p

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  2. E. Coli Germs Found on Farmers Market Herbs

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially illness-causing E. coli bacteria were found on nearly one-quarter of herbs bought at farmers markets, according to a new study. Researchers checked cilantro, basil and parsley from almost 50 vendors from 13 far

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  3. 31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled

    Oct. 27, 2014 -- More than 31,000 pounds of frozen chicken products have been recalled by a Pennsylvania company because of concerns about contamination with staph bacteria. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the contamination was discovered during a sampling program conducted b

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  4. Peanut Butter Recalled by NSpired Natural Foods

    Aug. 21, 2014 -- Possible salmonella contamination has led NSpired Natural Foods to recall peanut butter, almond butter and other nut butter products. The recalled products include Arrowhead Mills peanut butters, Maranatha almond butters and peanut butters, and nut butters sold under the Kroger, Saf

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  5. Plums, Peaches Recall Expanded by Calif. Company

    Aug. 4, 2014 -- A recall of fresh, whole peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots is being expanded by Wawona Packing Company of California due to possible listeria contamination. Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, seniors, and people with weak im

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  6. Fruit Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

    July 22, 2014 -- Packaged fresh fruit sold at Costco, BJ's, Trader Joe's and other retailers has been recalled because of concerns of possible contamination with the life-threatening bacteria listeria, according to published reports. The voluntary recall includes peaches, plums, nectarines and pluot

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  7. Drug Resistance Among Food-borne Germs a Mixed Bag

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news and bad news about antibiotic resistance among the germs that cause foodborne illnesses, a new U.S. government report released Tuesday shows. "Our latest data show some progress in reducing resistance amo

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  8. Velveeta Recalled From Walmart Stores

    FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay) -- Velveeta cheese products are being recalled from Walmart stores in as many as a dozen states because they don't have an adequate amount of preservatives, Kraft Foods Group Inc. says. The company said insufficient levels of sorbic acid in the 260 recalled cases of

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  9. Beef Products Recalled Over Mad Cow Concerns

    June 13, 2014 -- More than 4,000 pounds of beef products are being recalled by a Missouri company due to the slight chance that they may expose people to mad cow disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says. The products were produced by Fruitland American Meat and distributed to restaurants in

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  10. Sprouted Chia Seeds and Clover Linked to Outbreaks

    June 13, 2014 -- Two outbreaks involving foods made from either sprouted chia seeds or clover have sickened more than 70 people in the United States and Canada, and more than 10 of them have been hospitalized. A salmonella outbreak has been linked to a powder made from sprouted, ground chia seeds an

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