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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Taco Bell E. coli Outbreak Probed

    Dec. 7, 2006 -- Taco Bell, the CDC, and the FDA are investigating an E. coli outbreak possibly linked to green onions at Taco Bell restaurants that may have sickened at least 47 people in four states. Taco Bell has removed green onions at all of its approximately 5,800 restaurants in the U.S. The mo

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  9. FDA Narrows Spinach Warning

    Oct. 2, 2006 -- The FDA's warning on fresh spinach has gotten narrower: It now applies only to products containing fresh spinach from Natural Selection Foods with a date code of Oct. 1 or earlier. The warning is due to the current outbreak of E. coli infections, which has caused at least one death a

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  10. Spinach & E. coli: Questions & Answers

    Sept. 22, 2006 -- Fresh spinach and products containing fresh spinach should remain off U.S. plates, following a multistate E. coli outbreak linked to at least one death and scores of illnesses. The FDA's investigation is centering on spinach grown in three California counties -- Monterey, San Benit

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