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  1. 'Five-Second' Food Rule May Be Real, Study Finds

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The five-second rule -- pick up that dropped food on the floor fast if you want to safely eat it -- may have some basis in reality, researchers report. "Consuming food dropped on the floor still carries an infection ris

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  2. Hot Pockets Pastries Recalled

    Feb. 19, 2014 -- About 238,000 cases of Hot Pockets pastries are being recalled because the products may contain recalled meat, Nestle USA says. The voluntary recall by Nestle includes three different sizes of Philly Steak and Cheese Hot Pockets and Hot Pockets Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Chees

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  3. Study Finds Widespread Contamination in Chicken

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially harmful bacteria was found on 97 percent of chicken breasts bought at stores across the United States and tested, according to a new study. And about half of the chicken samples had at least one type of bacte

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  4. Colorado Meat Company Expands Recall

    A Colorado meat company is expanding a recall of meat and poultry products that were produced in unsanitary conditions that included rodent activity, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday. The products in the expanded recall have the establishment number "Est. 20309" inside the USDA Mark of

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  5. Prepared Sandwiches, Salads Recalled

    A California catering company is recalling more than 90 tons of ready-to-eat sandwiches and salads after 26 people in three states were sickened by E. coli, the USDA's Food and Safety Inspection Service says. Glass Onion Catering is recalling nearly 182,000 pounds of salads and sandwich wraps that c

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  6. Broccoli Salad Kits Recalled by Taylor Farms

    More than 5,000 pounds of broccoli salad kit products are being recalled by Taylor Farms because they contain salad dressing that may be contaminated with Listeria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says. The kits were shipped to distributors and delis for sale to consumers in Connecticut, Delaware

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  7. Salmonella Outbreak Traced to Chicken

    Raw chicken packaged at three Foster Farms facilities in California has been identified as the cause of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 278 people in 18 states since March, according to federal officials. Consumers need to cook chicken thoroughly and take other precautions in order to preven

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  8. 'Cruise Ship Virus' Vaccine a First-Class Idea?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- The dreaded "cruise ship virus" could sink into history some day, if a promising vaccine trial pans out. Researchers report that an early test of an experimental vaccine for norovirus -- the cause of a stomach sickness that fel

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  9. Lessons Learned From Cantaloupe-Listeria Outbreak

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Of all the dangerous bacteria lurking in foods, perhaps the most deadly is listeria, and the lesson from a 2011 outbreak is to always handle food safely, U.S. health officials say. In the summer and fall of 2011, cantaloupes

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  10. Chobani Recalls Greek Yogurt Cups

    Sept. 5, 2013 -- Chobani has voluntarily recalled some of its Greek yogurt cups and tubs affected by mold. The yogurt cups in question were expanding and the lids bulging. The majority have already been removed from store shelves, according to a Chobani news release. The containers are labeled with

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