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  1. Death Toll Rises From Listeria in Cantaloupes

    Sept. 20, 2011 -- Four people are confirmed dead -- with three more deaths under investigation -- in the ongoing outbreak of listeria food poisoning from contaminated cantaloupes. The CDC's official count has grown to 35 cases in 10 states. In every case where medical records are available, people i

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  2. Second Listeriosis Death From Contaminated Cantaloupes

    Sept. 15, 2011 -- A second person has died of listeriosis as the outbreak from contaminated cantaloupes has spread to seven states. Including the two deaths, 22 people have been sickened.  The CDC, FDA, and Colorado health authorities have traced the outbreak to Jensen Farms of Holly, Colo. It is no

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  3. CDC Warning: Deadly Listeria in Cantaloupe

    Sept. 13, 2011 -- Cantaloupe from the Rocky Ford region of Colorado may carry deadly listeria bacteria, the CDC warns. So far the outbreak has caused 15 hospitalizations -- including one death -- in four states: Colorado (11 cases), Nebraska (one case), Oklahoma (one case), and Texas (two cases). Th

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  4. More Ground Turkey Recalled Because of Salmonella Risk

    Sept. 12, 2011 -- About 185,000 more pounds of ground turkey have been recalled from the same Arkansas processing facility associated with last month's massive ground turkey recall. Cargill announced the voluntary recall of about 185,000 pounds of 85% lean fresh ground turkey after products produced

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  5. CDC: 1,000 Food-Borne Disease Outbreaks in a Year

    Sept. 8, 2011 -- The latest numbers from the CDC show the U.S. had more than 1,000 outbreaks of food-borne disease in a single year. The CDC study includes reports of illness from 2008, the most recent year that information is available. The outbreaks caused 23,152 cases of illness, nearly 1,300 hos

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  6. Ground Beef Recalled Due to E. coli

    Aug. 15, 2011 -- More than 60,000 pounds of ground beef sold at three major grocery store chains in the Southeast have been recalled because of potential E. coli contamination. The ground beef was supplied by National Beef Packaging Co. of Dodge City, Kan. and sold by Winn-Dixie Stores Inc, Publix S

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  7. 36 Million Pounds of Ground Turkey Recalled

    Aug. 4, 2011 -- Cargill has recalled 36 million pounds of ground turkey sold since Feb. 20, the third largest meat recall in history. Ground turkey processed by Cargill's Springdale, Ark., processing plant is the likely cause of a drug-resistant salmonella outbreak that has killed one person and sic

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  8. Salmonella-Tainted Ground Turkey Outbreak Hits 26 States

    Aug. 2, 2011 -- A salmonella outbreak apparently caused by contaminated ground turkey has killed one person and sickened at least 76 other people in 26 states, CDC officials say. No production source has been identified for the outbreak, and no recall has been put into effect, but the CDC is working

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  9. Food Recall From Listeria Threat Expands

    July 28, 2011 -- Yogurt, salads, and sandwiches have been added to the list of listeria-contaminated foods recalled from Starbucks, Race Trac, and convenience stores in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. Previously, the list included some 7,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken, turkey, beef, and pork prod

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  10. Listeria Forces Recalls of Ready-to-Eat Chicken, Meat

    July 27, 2011 -- Pilgrim's pride has recalled 18,312 pounds of chicken nuggets and chicken fillets sold at Dollar General stores in nine states. Contamination with potentially deadly listeria bacteria was detected in the fully cooked products. In a separate recall, also due to listeria contamination

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