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  1. New Strain of Norovirus Spreading Quickly in U.S.

    Jan. 24, 2013 -- The flu is not the only highly contagious disease raging this winter. A new strain of norovirus is causing intestinal illness outbreaks across the country, the CDC confirmed today.   Norovirus is often to blame when large numbers of people get sick on cruise ships or in schools, nur

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  2. Veggie Burgers Recalled Over Listeria Risk

    Dec. 3, 2012 -- Veggie Patch is recalling two of its products -- "The Ultimate Meatless Burger" and "Falafel" -- because of possible contamination with listeria. No illnesses have been reported. Veggie Patch states that it discovered the issue during routine testing of its products. The recall inclu

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  3. Harmful Bacteria Found in Samples of U.S. Pork

    Nov. 28, 2012 -- Many pork chops and ground pork products in the U.S. may be tainted with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, including one that the USDA does not look for, a Consumer Reports study shows.   The new report also found traces of a drug that is banned in several countries. But trade groups r

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  4. Recall: Salmonella in Nesquik Chocolate Powder?

    Nov. 9, 2012 -- Nestle USA has recalled some of its Nesquik chocolate powder, which may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reported so far. Nesquik contains calcium carbonate made by Omya Inc. Omya has recalled the calcium carbonate "due to possible presence of Salmonel

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  5. Peanut Butter Recall Expands

    Sept. 26, 2012 -- The nationwide recall of peanut butter has vastly expanded to include dozens of peanut butter, tahini, and other nut butter products, many sold under popular brand names. All of the products use nuts from Sunland Farms. The New Mexico nut company is the likely source of a salmonell

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  6. Peanut, Almond Butter Recalled Nationwide

    Sept. 24, 2012 -- An ongoing salmonella outbreak first traced to peanut butter sold at Trader Joe's stores now has expanded to include peanut and almond butters sold at Target and other stores. Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter comes from Sunland Inc. in Portales, N.M. Sunland now ha

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  7. Recall: Target Dog Treats

    Sept. 24, 2012 - Kasel Associated Industries is recalling its Boots & Barkley 6-Count 5-Inch American Beef Bully Sticks dog treats because of a possible salmonella contamination. The product comes in a clear plastic bag, containing six bully sticks, marked with bar code number 647263899189.It has be

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  8. Kroger Recalls Spinach in 15 States

    Sept. 20, 2012 -- Kroger stores are recalling listeria-tainted spinach sold in 15 states. The recalled product is Kroger Fresh Selections Tender Spinach 10-ounce packages with the UPC code 0001111091649 and a best-by date of Sept. 16. The product was sold in Kroger stores in Ohio, Kentucky, West Vir

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  9. 3 Dead in Listeria Outbreak From Ricotta Cheese

    Sept. 12, 2012 -- Three people have died and 11 others are hospitalized after eating recalled Frescolina brand ricotta salata cheese contaminated with listeria bacteria. The Sept. 10 recall by Forever Cheese Inc. included one lot of the imported Italian cheese. It was sold to restaurants and retaile

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  10. Salmonella Outbreak Traced to Mexican Mangoes

    Aug. 31, 2012 -- An ongoing salmonella outbreak traced to mangoes has sickened at least 105 people in 16 states across the U.S. There have been 25 hospitalizations but no deaths. People who fell ill after Aug. 6 may not have been reported. In Canada, where health authorities first identified the out

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