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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Spinach E. coli Outbreak Still Growing

    Sept. 19, 2006 -- The FDA is advising consumers not to eat any fresh spinach or products containing fresh spinach until further notice, due to a multistate E. coli outbreak tied to at least one death and more than 100 cases of illness. The warning includes loose fresh spinach, as well as packaged it

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  7. E. coli Outbreak -- Spinach off Table

    Sept. 18, 2006 -- The FDA is advising consumers not to eat any fresh spinach or products containing fresh spinach until further notice, due to a multistate E. coli outbreak tied to at least one death and more than 100 cases of illness. The warning includes loose fresh spinach, as well as packaged it

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  8. E. coli Outbreak: Questions & Answers

    Sept. 15, 2006 -- The FDA is warning consumers not to eat bagged fresh spinach as it probes a multistate outbreak of E. coli linked to at least one death and scores of illnesses. The warning currently applies to all bagged fresh spinach, regardless of whether it was conventionally or organically gro

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  9. Food Infection Rates Hold Steady

    April 13, 2006 -- Rates for many food-borne diseases have changed little, according to federal figures released Thursday. While the CDC reported significant drops in infection rates caused by several common pathogens, but most of the reductions occurred by 2001, after which rates for most food-borne

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  10. Chives May Fight Food Poisoning

    March 28, 2006 -- Salmonella, a common bacterial cause of food poisoning, may have met its match in chives, a common herb. Scientists in Greensboro, N.C., bought chives at a local store. Back at their lab, the researchers pulverized and purified the chives into an extract. In lab tests, the chive ex

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