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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. E. coli Down, Salmonella Up in U.S.

    June 7, 2011 -- Germ-filled food sickens one in six Americans every year, the CDC says in its annual report on food safety. The CDC's FoodNet system, which covers about 15% of the U.S. population, reported some 20,000 illnesses, 4,200 hospitalizations, and 68 deaths from nine different food-borne in

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  8. 6 Americans Sickened by Deadly E. coli in Germany

    June 3, 2011 -- Six Americans, two of them on a military base in Germany, have been sickened by the deadly new E. coli strain outbreak in northern Germany. Four of the Americans fell ill after separately visiting Germany. One became ill on the airplane while on the way back to the U.S. Two women and

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  9. E. coli Outbreak May Be New Strain

    June 2, 2011 -- The E. coli outbreak that has left several dead and hundreds ill across Europe -- and may now have caused two U.S. travelers to become ill -- is a new strain that has never been seen before, according to an official at the World Health Organization (WHO). According to a statement yes

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  10. Recalled Grape Tomatoes in Ready-to-Eat Salads

    May 3, 2011 – Grape tomatoes possibly contaminated with salmonella have found their way into ready-to-eat salads sold by Albertsons, Raley's, Safeway, Savemart, Sam's Club, and Walmart stores. The grape tomatoes had been recalled on April 29 by Six L's of Immokalee, Fla. The recalled lot of grape to

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