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  1. Food Poisoning Costs U.S. $152 Billion a Year

    March 3, 2010 -- Food poisoning costs the U.S. $152 billion, kills 5,000 people, and sends 325,000 to the hospital each year, new calculations suggest. The figures come from a new study by former FDA economist Robert L. Scharff, PhD, JD, now an assistant professor at Ohio State University. "This stu

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  2. 'Prewashed' Salads May Need Another Rinse

    Feb. 3, 2010 -- Those "prewashed" and "triple-washed" bagged salad greens in the produce section of the supermarket may not be as clean as you think. In a new investigation from the Consumers Union, which publishes Consumer Reports, high levels of bacteria commonly linked to poor sanitation and feca

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  3. Salami Recall: Pepper to Blame?

    Jan. 25, 2010 - Salmonella in salami, possibly due to tainted black pepper, has led to the recall of 1.24 million pounds of salami products by Daniele International Inc. The salami may be linked to the ongoing salmonella outbreak that since July 2009 has sickened at least 184 people in 38 states. A

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  4. Food Recall Hits Big Chain Stores

    Jan. 12, 2010 -- Listeria contamination has led Parkers Farm Inc. to recall peanut butter, cheese, salsa, and other foods from a long list of major food retailers. Listeria is a bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in small children and older people. The contami

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  5. Hazelnuts Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

    Dec. 22, 2009 -- The FDA says an Oregon company is recalling 114,350 pounds of shelled hazelnuts that have "the potential" to be contaminated with salmonella, an organism that can cause serious illness, even death. The nuts, also known as filberts, have been distributed across the U.S. and Canada, a

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  6. Ground Beef Recalled Because of E. coli Risk

    Nov. 2, 2009 -- Fairbank Farms of Ashville, N.Y., is recalling more than half a million pounds of fresh ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service has found an association b

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  7. Two Eggo Products Recalled

    Sept. 2, 2009 - Kellogg's has recalled two Eggo products due to bacterial contamination at its Atlanta plant. The recalled products are: Kellogg's Eggo Cinnamon Toast waffles, 10-count package, UPC code 3800040440 with "Best If Used Before" dates beginning with: NOV22 10 EA, NOV23 10 EA and NOV24 10

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  8. New Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough Safe

    July 16, 2009 -- It's safe to use new batches of Nestle Toll House cookie dough, according to the FDA and Nestle. Nestle voluntarily recalled all of its Nestle Toll House cookie dough products on June 19 because of possible E. coli contamination. E. coli bacteria can cause abdominal cramping, vomiti

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  9. Salmonella Risk Spurs Nature Valley Recall

    July 10, 2009 -- Due to salmonella risk, General Mills is recalling a limited quantity of its "Nut Lovers" flavor Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters product containing pecans. Pecans received from a supplier and used in the product may be tainted with salmonella, but no illnesses have been reported,

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  10. FDA Warns of E. coli Risk From Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough

    June 19, 2009 -- The FDA and CDC today warned people not to eat any varieties of prepackaged Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough products because of possible E. coli contamination. If you have any of those products, don't eat them. The FDA advises consumers to throw the products out -- and n

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