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  1. E. coli Risk Prompts Beef Recall

    May 19, 2008 -- JSM Meat Holdings Company of Chicago is recalling certain beef products because of risk of E. coli contamination. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the voluntary recall, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). E. coli bacteria can cause diarrhea, which ma

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  2. Listeria Risk Spurs Meat, Poultry Recall

    May 5, 2008 -- Gourmet Boutique, a company based in Jamaica, N.Y., is recalling about 286,320 pounds of fresh and frozen meat and poultry products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses linked to the recalled foods have been reported, according to the U.S. Depart

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  3. Salmonella Sickens at Least 23

    April 14, 2008 -- Cereal recalled last week may have sickened at least 23 people in 14 states. Malt-O-Meal voluntarily recalled its unsweetened puffed rice and puffed wheat cereals with "Best If Used By" dates ranging from April 8, 2008 (coded as "APR0808") to March 18, 2009 (coded as "MAR1809"). Th

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  4. U.S. Hasn't Put Lid on Food Poisonings

    April 10, 2008 -- Efforts to improve U.S. food safety have not yet borne fruit, a new CDC report shows. The CDC's Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, called FoodNet, began tracking cases of food-borne illnesses in 1996 in 10 U.S. states. The idea is to track infection trends for the 10 m

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  5. Salmonella Risk Spurs Cereal Recall

    April 8, 2008 -- Because of salmonella risk, Malt-O-Meal is recalling its unsweetened puffed rice and puffed wheat cereals with "Best If Used By" dates ranging from April 8, 2008 (coded as "APR0808")  to March 18, 2009 (coded as "MAR1809"). Salmonella bacteria can cause symptoms including diarrhea,

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  6. FDA Warning for Honduran Cantaloupes

    March 24, 2008 -- Got any cantaloupes in your kitchen? Due to salmonella risk, the FDA wants you to call the store where you bought the cantaloupe and ask if it came from Agropecuaria Montelibano, a Honduran growing and packing company. If the cantaloupe came from that company, the FDA says to throw

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  7. Pass the Veggies; Hold the Viruses

    March 18, 2008 -- Contamination of fresh, leafy green vegetables with disease-causing bacteria and viruses is definitely on the rise, a CDC study shows. Why? That's not clear, says study leader Michael Lynch, MD, a medical epidemiologist at the CDC. But the study, which looks back to 1973, shows tha

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  8. Food Companies Pledge Safety Crackdown

    Feb. 26, 2008 -- CEOs from some of the nation's biggest food companies tried to allay safety fears Tuesday, telling lawmakers on Capitol Hill that they're cracking down on violations that have lead to dozens of food recalls. The latest recall was a record halt on sales of 143 million pounds of beef

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  9. Beef Recall Largest in U.S. History

    Feb. 18, 2008 -- It's the largest beef recall in U.S. history: 143 million pounds of beef "voluntarily" recalled by Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Company of Chino, Calif. The beef, produced from February 2006 until the U.S. Department of Agriculture suspended operations at the meat plant on Feb. 2,

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  10. Beef Recall FAQ

    Feb. 18, 2008 -- Americans already have eaten most of the 143.4 million pounds of beef involved in this week's biggest-ever U.S. meat recall. Yet the U.S. Department of Agriculture says consumers are at little risk -- even if they did eat the meat. It's a confusing issue. Here's WebMD's guide to wha

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