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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Papaya

    July 26, 2011 -- The FDA has warned Americans not to eat papayas imported by a Texas company from Mexico because they have been linked to a salmonella outbreak in at least 23 states that has sickened nearly 100 people. The FDA says the papayas in question were imported by Agromod Produce Inc. in McA

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  9. Sprouts Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in U.S.

    June 28, 2011 -- The FDA is warning people not to eat alfalfa sprouts or spicy sprouts produced by Evergreen Produce because of a danger of salmonella contamination. The FDA says the sprouts have been linked to 20 reported cases, including one hospitalization, of Salmonella Enteritidis infection in

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  10. FDA Raises Concerns Over Arsenic in Chickens

    June 8, 2011 -- An FDA study has found "very low levels" of a cancer-causing form of arsenic in the livers of chickens given the widely used feed additive 3-Nitro or Roxarsone. Pfizer said today it would voluntarily suspend U.S. sales of the drug in 30 days. The FDA says sales will not resume until

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