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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Salmonella Tomato Outbreak Biggest Ever

    June 27, 2008 -- The salmonella outbreak in tomatoes isn't over and it's already the largest salmonella outbreak the CDC has ever tracked, in terms of lab-confirmed reported illness. Since the outbreak began in April, the CDC has gotten reports of  810 people in 36 states and Washington, D.C., sicke

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  9. E. coli Outbreak May Be Tied to Beef

    June 25, 2008 -- Ground beef may be to blame for an E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 32 people in Ohio and Michigan, prompting Kroger stores in Michigan and in central and northern Ohio to recall all ground beef products sold at Kroger between May 21 and June 8. E. coli bacteria can cause

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  10. Salmonella Tomato Warning Expanded

    June 9, 2008 -- The number of people sickened by a salmonella outbreak linked to tomatoes has grown, and the suspect tomatoes are coming off restaurant menus and store shelves. The FDA and CDC first warned last week of dozens of people in nine states who had gotten sick after eating certain types of

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