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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Warning on Banquet Pot Pies

    Oct. 10, 2007 -- Check your freezer for Banquet or generic store-brand turkey or chicken not-ready-to-eat pot pies with "P-9" printed on the side of the package. If you have any those pot pie products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says to throw them out or don't eat them as health offic

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  6. Topps Expands Ground Beef Recall

    Oct. 1, 2007 -- For the second time in a week, health officials are urging consumers to check their freezers for recalled frozen ground beef products from Topps Meat Co. Topps on Saturday expanded its Sept. 25 ground beef recall. The Topps recall now includes 21.7 million pounds of frozen hamburgers

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  7. Ground Beef Recalled Due to E. coli

    Sept. 26, 2007 -- Topps Meat Co. has recalled more than 331,000 pounds of its frozen ground beef patties because of possible contamination with E. coli bacteria.  According to news reports, the CDC says that two people in New York and one in Florida have been confirmed to have fallen ill due to E. c

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  8. E. Coli Risk Spurs Dole Salad Recall

    Sept. 18, 2007 -- Get ready to check your refrigerator again for a recalled food product. Dole Fresh Vegetables is recalling all salad bearing the label "Dole Hearts Delight" sold in the U.S. and Canada with a "best if used by" date of Sept. 19, 2007, and a production code of "A24924A" or "A24924B"

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  9. Salmonella Spurs New Spinach Recall

    Aug. 29, 2007 -- The California-based company Metz Fresh is voluntarily recalling certain bags of its fresh spinach after finding salmonella in a batch of spinach during the company's routine testing. Salmonella bacteria can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps in people. Most people recover

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  10. Baby Carrots Recalled

    Aug. 23, 2007 -- Bags of baby carrots sold by King Sooper, Ralphs, Publix, and Trader Joe's have been recalled because of possible Shigella contamination. The recalled products are: 7-ounce and 8-ounce bags of baby carrots labeled "Los Angeles Salad Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots" with a sell-by date of

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