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  1. Veggie Booty Recalled Due to Salmonella

    June 29, 2007 -- The FDA is warning consumers not to eat Veggie Booty snack food because of possible contamination with Salmonella wandsworth, bacterium that causes gastrointestinal illness. Veggie Booty is a snack of puffed rice and corn with a vegetable coating. Its marketer is recalling all poten

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  2. FDA: Don't Eat Monkfish

    May 25, 2007 -- The FDA today warned consumers not to buy or eat monkfish because it may actually be puffer fish containing a potentially lethal toxin called tetrodotoxin. The FDA's warning comes after two people in the Chicago area became ill after eating homemade soup containing the mislabeled mon

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  3. FDA Sets Fresh-Produce Safety Rules

    March 12, 2007 -- The FDA today advised the fresh-cut produce industry on ways to improve food safety from farm to table. Fresh-cut produce are packaged, minimally processed fresh fruits and vegetables including shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes, salad mixes, peeled baby carrots, broccoli florets, c

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  4. Peanut Butter Food Poisoning Warning

    Feb. 15, 2007 -- The FDA is warning people not to eat certain jars of Peter Pan or Great Value peanut butter. The peanut butter may be contaminated with salmonella, bacteria that cause food poisoning. Suspect jars bear a number on the lid beginning with the digits "2111." Any peanut butter carrying

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  5. Microwave Kills Germs in Kitchen Sponges

    Jan. 24, 2007 -- Your microwave may be a powerful weapon in protecting your family against disease-causing germs. A new study shows zapping sponges and plastic scrubbing pads in the microwave can kill bacteria, such as E. coli, that can cause illness. "Basically, what we find is that we could knock

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  6. Microwave Kills Germs in Sponges

    Jan. 24, 2007 -- Your microwave may be a powerful weapon in protecting your family against disease-causing germs. A new study shows zapping sponges and plastic scrubbing pads in the microwave can kill bacteria, such as E. coli, that can cause illness. "Basically, what we find is that we could knock

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  7. Food Safety Gets Americans' Attention

    Dec. 15, 2006 -- Americans are increasingly paying attention to food warnings and nutritional recommendations, a new Gallup poll shows. Gallup polled about 1,000 U.S. adults by telephone from Dec. 8-10. Food safety has been in the headlines a lot this year, with E. coli outbreaks in fresh spinach an

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  8. Taco Bell E. coli Outbreak Is Over

    Dec. 15, 2006 -- The E. coli outbreak linked to Taco Bell restaurants in four Northeastern states "appears to be over," says the CDC. Health experts haven't yet identified the source of the E. coli outbreak, but the FDA is focusing its investigation on shredded iceberg lettuce. E. coli are bacteria.

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  9. Lettuce Suspected in Taco Bell E. coli

    Dec. 14, 2006 -- Lettuce is the leading suspect in the investigation of E. coli cases linked to Taco Bell restaurants in Northeastern states. The investigation is still under way. Health experts haven't proven that lettuce was to blame. "I want to reassure our customers that our food is perfectly sa

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  10. Taco Bell E. coli Outbreak Probed

    Dec. 8, 2006 -- The outbreak of diarrhea -causing E. coli among people who ate at Taco Bell restaurants is widening, CDC and FDA officials say. As of noon today, the outbreak -- focused in the Northeast -- had infected 63 people in six states. Nearly 80% of those have been hospitalized. Seven of the

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