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  1. FDA Warns of E. coli Risk From Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough

    June 19, 2009 -- The FDA and CDC today warned people not to eat any varieties of prepackaged Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough products because of possible E. coli contamination. If you have any of those products, don't eat them. The FDA advises consumers to throw the products out -- and n

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  2. CDC: Food-borne Illnesses Underreported

    June 11, 2009 -- Most food-borne illnesses that sicken millions of people in the U.S. annually and kill thousands are preventable, and the toll could be reduced with better reporting and analysis by health officials, the CDC says. The agency reports in its June 12 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Repo

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  3. FDA, CDC: Don't Eat Raw Alfalfa Sprouts

    April 27, 2009 -- The FDA and the CDC are advising people not to eat raw alfalfa sprouts after at least 31 people were sickened by Salmonella Saintpaul infection. Those cases have occurred in six states: Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, and West Virginia. Most of the patients r

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  4. CDC: Food Poisoning Rates Persist

    April 9, 2009 -- The CDC today reported that nine food-borne illnesses, including salmonella and E. coli, were about as common in 2008 as they've been since 2004. Progress at cubing those illnesses has "plateaued," Robert Tauxe, MD, MPH, deputy director of the CDC's Division of Foodborne, Bacterial,

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  5. FDA: Stop Eating Pistachios, Salmonella Feared

    March 30, 2009 -- Stop eating pistachio nuts, the FDA says. They may carry food-poisoning salmonella bacteria. The new salmonella scare -- this time in pistachio nuts -- has led Kroger Co. to recall pistachios sold in 31 states. Because the nuts came from a large shipment of 1 million pounds of pist

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  6. Pistachios Recalled on Salmonella Fears

    March 25, 2009 -- Two U.S. companies recalled pistachio products today because of the risk of contamination with salmonella bacteria. Those companies are the Georgia Nut Company, which is based in Skokie, Ill., and Back to Nature Foods Company of Madison, Wis. No illnesses have been reported from an

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  7. Peanut Products Still Sicken Americans

    March 11, 2009 --Salmonella-contaminated peanut products are still sickening Americans, the CDC warns. The reason: People continue to eat recalled, salmonella-contaminated products stored in their homes. Another possible problem: New, potentially contaminated products are added to the recall list al

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  8. Potato Products Recalled for Listeria Risk

    Feb. 23, 2009 -- Northern Star Co. is recalling certain packages of its Simply Potatoes, Diners Choice, and Farm Fresh cut-and-bagged potato products sold in stores because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The recall includes the following products, sold in stores incl

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  9. Peanut Product Recalls Top 1,800

    Feb. 10, 2009 -- More than 1,800 peanut products have been recalled in the wake of the salmonella outbreak linked to the Peanut Corporation of America's Blakely, Ga., plant. The FDA is maintaining a searchable list of peanut product recalls. Major national brands of jarred peanut butter found in gro

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  10. Salmonella Peanut Recalls: Expect More

    Jan. 30, 2009 -- More recalls and a criminal investigation are the latest news in the salmonella outbreak linked to the Peanut Corporation of America's processing plant in Blakely, Ga. More than 400 peanut products have been recalled in the wake of the outbreak. Those items are listed in the FDA's s

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