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  1. What Are the Riskiest Food-Bacteria Combos?

    April 28, 2011 -- Poultry contaminated with campylobacter bacteria is the leading cause of food-borne illness in the U.S, according to a new report that ranks the top 10 riskiest food-bacteria combinations. Poultry with campylobacter bacteria sickens more than 600,000 people a year, leading to costs

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  2. Study: Drug-Resistant Bacteria in U.S. Meat

    April 15, 2011 -- There’s a new reason to be careful when handling raw meat at mealtimes. Researchers testing raw turkey, pork, beef, and chicken purchased at grocery stores in five different cities across the U.S. say that roughly one in four of those samples tested positive for a multidrug antibio

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  3. 27 Tons of Turkey Burgers Recalled

    April 4, 2011 - Jennie-O Turkey Store has issued a nationwide recall of 54,960 pounds of frozen turkey burgers because of salmonella contamination. So far, 12 people in 10 states have been sickened by the Hadar strain of salmonella. At least three of these people, in three different states, ate the

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  4. Ground Beef Recalled in 10 States

    March 11, 2011 -- Potentially deadly contamination with E. coli bacteria has led to the recall of 14,158 pounds of ground beef in 10 states. The ground beef came from Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, located in Arkansas City, Kansas. It was distributed in large 40- and 60-lb. cases to wholesalers in A

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  5. Skippy Peanut Butter Recall: Salmonella Risk

    March 7, 2011 -- Unilever on Saturday recalled two brands of its reduced-fat Skippy peanut butter. Routine tests by the company suggest that the products may be contaminated with salmonella bacteria. Salmonella is a frequent cause of food poisoning and can cause severe infections. The recalled produ

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  6. 1 in 6 Americans Gets Food-borne Illness

    Dec. 15, 2010 -- The first government estimates of food-borne illnesses in a decade find that one in six Americans gets sick, 128,000 people are hospitalized, and 3,000 people die each year after eating tainted food. “These illnesses are associated with billions in health care costs and also have a

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  7. New Egg Recall Due to Salmonella

    Nov. 9, 2010 -- A new egg recall has been issued for some 290,000 eggs after salmonella was detected at the Ohio facility where the eggs originated. That number includes about 120 dozen eggs today added to the recall, first announced late Friday, Nov. 5. The eggs were distributed to wholesalers and

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  8. FDA: Filthy Conditions at Egg Recall Farms

    Aug. 30, 2010 -- Filthy conditions at henhouses linked to the egg recall include infestations by rodents, flies, maggots, and wild birds, FDA inspectors report. Some of the egg-producing hens were caged above manure pits four to eight feet deep. The weight of these vast manure pits had burst open ou

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  9. Egg Recall: FDA Finds Salmonella on Suspect Farms

    Aug. 26, 2010 -- The farms implicated in the nationwide egg recall are indeed contaminated with salmonella, FDA investigators find. Fortunately, the FDA earlier this month pressured Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms -- two Iowa facilities that are part of the same company -- into voluntarily re

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  10. Recall of Deli Meat Sold at Walmart Stores

    Aug. 24, 2010 -- Zemco Industries of Buffalo, N.Y., has voluntarily recalled about 380,000 pounds of deli meat products distributed nationwide to Walmart stores because of possible contamination with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. Such bacteria can cause listeriosis, a rare but potentially de

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