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  1. Salsa, Guacamole Transmit Food-borne Illnesses

    July 12, 2010 -- The CDC has identified salsa and guacamole as two significant sources of food-borne illnesses, according to a new report released today. The rate of food-borne illnesses has more than doubled for salsa and guacamole served at restaurants, researchers say. Nearly one out of every 25

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  2. Chicken of the Sea Tuna Recalled

    July 1, 2010 -- More than 1,100 cases of Chicken of the Sea brand solid white tuna in water have been recalled in 10 states by Tri-Union Seafoods. The company says it is recalling a limited number of 12-ounce cans of the popular tuna brand because they were not sealed tightly enough. "Loose seals, o

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  3. Frozen Meals Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

    June 18, 2010 – Marie Callender's brand Cheesy Chicken and Rice appears to have caused a salmonella outbreak that so far has sickened 29 people in 14 states. ConAgra Foods has recalled the product: 13-ounce packages of "Marie Callender's Cheesy Chicken & Rice White Meat Chicken and Broccoli over Ric

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  4. E. coli Outbreak From Romaine Lettuce Widens

    May 12, 2010 -- At least 30 people in four states have been sickened by a rare, virulent strain of E. coli in pre-shredded Romaine lettuce. Twelve of the victims have been hospitalized, three with kidney failure. There have been no deaths to date. Some cases may have gone unreported because many lab

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  5. Romaine Lettuce Recalled Over E. coli

    May 6, 2010 -- Romaine lettuce sold in 23 states and the District of Columbia may be contaminated with dangerous E. coli O145 bacteria and has been recalled. So far, 19 cases of E. coli O145 illness have been reported in Michigan, Ohio, and New York. Twelve people have been hospitalized, including t

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  6. CDC: Illness From E. coli Is Declining

    April 15, 2010 -- Illnesses caused by a potentially deadly strain of E. coli have been cut in half since the mid-1990s, meeting a target set following a particularly serious outbreak of the food-borne pathogen, CDC officials say. In 1993, hundreds of people became ill and four children died followin

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  7. Salmonella Worry Prompts Potato Chip Recall

    April 1, 2010 - All Tom's Barbecue Potato Chips have been recalled, Lance Inc. and the FDA today announced. The chips contain salmonella-contaminated hydrolyzed vegetable protein, a flavoring agent that's now led to the recall of 177 U.S. products -- and counting. Tom's Barbecue Potato Chips are sol

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  8. Retail Spices Recalled in Salmonella Scare

    March 11, 2010 - Some Whole Foods and Frontier Natural Products spices have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination of pepper included in the products. Salmonella contamination of salami products that sickened over 249 people in 44 states has been traced to red and black pepper used i

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  9. Salmonella Risk Prompts Wider Food Recall

    March 10, 2010 -- Nearly 2 million pounds of ready-to-eat beef taquito and chicken quesadilla products that may be contaminated with salmonella have been recalled, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspective Service said Windsor Foods, which operates in Lamp

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  10. Salmonella in Flavoring Triggers Recall

    March 4, 2010 - Thousands of processed food products may have been contaminated with salmonella, the FDA today announced. Fifty-six products have been recalled. The list is expected to grow, Jeffrey Farrar, the FDA's associate commissioner for food protection, said at a news conference. "We don't kn

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