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  1. Salmonella Worry Prompts Potato Chip Recall

    April 1, 2010 - All Tom's Barbecue Potato Chips have been recalled, Lance Inc. and the FDA today announced. The chips contain salmonella-contaminated hydrolyzed vegetable protein, a flavoring agent that's now led to the recall of 177 U.S. products -- and counting. Tom's Barbecue Potato Chips are sol

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  2. Retail Spices Recalled in Salmonella Scare

    March 11, 2010 - Some Whole Foods and Frontier Natural Products spices have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination of pepper included in the products. Salmonella contamination of salami products that sickened over 249 people in 44 states has been traced to red and black pepper used i

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  3. Salmonella Risk Prompts Wider Food Recall

    March 10, 2010 -- Nearly 2 million pounds of ready-to-eat beef taquito and chicken quesadilla products that may be contaminated with salmonella have been recalled, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspective Service said Windsor Foods, which operates in Lamp

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  4. Salmonella in Flavoring Triggers Recall

    March 4, 2010 - Thousands of processed food products may have been contaminated with salmonella, the FDA today announced. Fifty-six products have been recalled. The list is expected to grow, Jeffrey Farrar, the FDA's associate commissioner for food protection, said at a news conference. "We don't kn

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  5. Food Poisoning Costs U.S. $152 Billion a Year

    March 3, 2010 -- Food poisoning costs the U.S. $152 billion, kills 5,000 people, and sends 325,000 to the hospital each year, new calculations suggest. The figures come from a new study by former FDA economist Robert L. Scharff, PhD, JD, now an assistant professor at Ohio State University. "This stu

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  6. 'Prewashed' Salads May Need Another Rinse

    Feb. 3, 2010 -- Those "prewashed" and "triple-washed" bagged salad greens in the produce section of the supermarket may not be as clean as you think. In a new investigation from the Consumers Union, which publishes Consumer Reports, high levels of bacteria commonly linked to poor sanitation and feca

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  7. Salami Recall: Pepper to Blame?

    Jan. 25, 2010 - Salmonella in salami, possibly due to tainted black pepper, has led to the recall of 1.24 million pounds of salami products by Daniele International Inc. The salami may be linked to the ongoing salmonella outbreak that since July 2009 has sickened at least 184 people in 38 states. A

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  8. Food Recall Hits Big Chain Stores

    Jan. 12, 2010 -- Listeria contamination has led Parkers Farm Inc. to recall peanut butter, cheese, salsa, and other foods from a long list of major food retailers. Listeria is a bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in small children and older people. The contami

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  9. Hazelnuts Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

    Dec. 22, 2009 -- The FDA says an Oregon company is recalling 114,350 pounds of shelled hazelnuts that have "the potential" to be contaminated with salmonella, an organism that can cause serious illness, even death. The nuts, also known as filberts, have been distributed across the U.S. and Canada, a

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  10. Ground Beef Recalled Because of E. coli Risk

    Nov. 2, 2009 -- Fairbank Farms of Ashville, N.Y., is recalling more than half a million pounds of fresh ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service has found an association b

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