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  1. Whole Foods Market Recalls Ground Beef

    Aug. 11, 2008 -- Whole Foods Market is recalling fresh ground beef sold between June 2 and Aug. 6 in certain states because of possible contamination with E. coli bacteria. E. coli bacteria can cause diarrhea, which may be bloody, as well as stomach cramps and vomiting. Most people recover within fi

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  2. FDA: Don't Eat Mexican Serrano Peppers

    July 30, 2008 -- The FDA today warned against eating raw Mexican serrano peppers, raw Mexican jalapeno peppers, and any foods that contain them because of an ongoing salmonella outbreak. The FDA issued that advice today after finding Salmonella saintpaul, the salmonella outbreak strain that has sick

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  3. FDA: Don't Eat Maine Lobster Tomalley

    July 28, 2008 -- The FDA today warned consumers to avoid eating tomalley in American lobster (also called Maine lobster) because of a potential contamination of dangerous levels of toxins that can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning, which can be fatal. The warning only applies to tomalley, the soft

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  4. Salmonella: Frequently Asked Questions

    Health officials are investigating the source of the Salmonella Saintpaul outbreak. While tomatoes were the No. 1 suspect when the outbreak began, the FDA announced on July 17, 2008, that all tomatoes -- from every source -- are safe to eat. The FDA advises consumers to avoid raw jalapeno and serran

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  5. FDA: Don't Eat Jalapeno Peppers

    July 21, 2008 -- The FDA is warning consumers not to eat jalapeno peppers after finding one that tested positive for the strain of salmonella linked to an ongoing national outbreak. That pepper was grown in Mexico and processed at a distribution center in Texas. David Acheson, MD, the FDA's associat

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  6. FDA: Tomatoes Safe to Eat

    July 17, 2008 -- All tomatoes are safe to eat without worry about contracting salmonella, FDA officials announced today. "We are lifting the tomato warning and we believe consumers can enjoy all types of fresh tomatoes that are on the domestic market in the United States," David Acheson, MD, the FDA

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  7. Salmonella: 1,017 Sick; Peppers Suspected

    July 9, 2008 -- The CDC today warned that people at high risk of severe cases of salmonella infection -- infants, the elderly, and people with weak immune systems -- should not eat raw jalapeno peppers or raw serrano peppers because of the ongoing salmonella outbreak. "Other persons who want to redu

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  8. FDA Tests Cilantro, Peppers for Salmonella

    July 7, 2008 -- The FDA is testing cilantro, jalapeno peppers, and Serrano peppers, as well as tomatoes, to find the source of the salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 943 people in 40 states and Washington, D.C. The FDA began testing cilantro, jalapeno peppers, and Serrano peppers within

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  9. Kroger Beef Recall Expands

    July 3, 2008 -- The Kroger Co. has expanded its ground beef recall to include several supermarket chains in multiple states. The reason for the recall: possible contamination with E. coli. E. coli bacteria can cause diarrhea, which may be bloody, as well as stomach cramps and vomiting. Most people r

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  10. Beef Recalled Because of E. coli Risk

    July 1, 2008 -- Nebraska Beef Ltd. of Omaha, Neb., is recalling about 531,700 pounds of beef used to make ground beef because of the risk of E. coli. The recalled beef was included in the Kroger brand ground beef samples collected by Michigan and Ohio health officials from patients who came down wit

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