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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. What Are the Riskiest Food-Bacteria Combos?

    April 28, 2011 -- Poultry contaminated with campylobacter bacteria is the leading cause of food-borne illness in the U.S, according to a new report that ranks the top 10 riskiest food-bacteria combinations. Poultry with campylobacter bacteria sickens more than 600,000 people a year, leading to costs

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  10. Study: Drug-Resistant Bacteria in U.S. Meat

    April 15, 2011 -- There’s a new reason to be careful when handling raw meat at mealtimes. Researchers testing raw turkey, pork, beef, and chicken purchased at grocery stores in five different cities across the U.S. say that roughly one in four of those samples tested positive for a multidrug antibio

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