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  1. Food Handlers Cause Most Food-Poisoning Cases

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Norovirus, the so-called "cruise ship virus," is more often caused by infected restaurant workers than outbreaks on the high seas, U.S. health officials said Tuesday. Just 1 percent of more than 1,000 food-borne outbreak

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  2. More Salmonella Cases Tied to Foster Farms Chicken

    May 28, 2014 -- Salmonella poisoning linked to Foster Farms chicken has been confirmed in 50 more people, bringing the total to 574 cases in 27 states since March 2013, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. Since the last agency update in April, there have been an average

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  3. Recalled Hummus and Dip Could Pose Listeria Risk

    May 23, 2014 -- Nearly 15,000 pounds of hummus and dip products are being recalled by Lansal, Inc. due to possible contamination with listeria bacteria, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young, frail and elderly people. The company has told wholesalers and retailers to halt s

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  4. Yelp Can Help Spot Food Poisonings at Restaurants

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Foodies, take heed -- your online complaint about that spring roll that made you queasy may not fall on deaf ears. Restaurant review websites like Yelp can help health inspectors track down unreported outbreaks of food

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  5. Kitchen Cutting Boards and Drug-Resistant Germs

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kitchen cutting boards can become contaminated with drug-resistant germs, a new study shows. Swiss researchers analyzed 154 cutting boards from University Hospital in Basel and 144 cutting boards from private homes afte

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  6. Restaurants Pose Double the Risk of Food Poisoning?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Restaurant dining may be less bother than a home-cooked meal, but a new study finds that you're twice as likely to get food poisoning dining out compared to eating in. Researchers from the consumer watchdog group Center

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  7. 'Five-Second' Food Rule May Be Real, Study Finds

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The five-second rule -- pick up that dropped food on the floor fast if you want to safely eat it -- may have some basis in reality, researchers report. "Consuming food dropped on the floor still carries an infection ris

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  8. Hot Pockets Pastries Recalled

    Feb. 19, 2014 -- About 238,000 cases of Hot Pockets pastries are being recalled because the products may contain recalled meat, Nestle USA says. The voluntary recall by Nestle includes three different sizes of Philly Steak and Cheese Hot Pockets and Hot Pockets Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Chees

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  9. Study Finds Widespread Contamination in Chicken

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially harmful bacteria was found on 97 percent of chicken breasts bought at stores across the United States and tested, according to a new study. And about half of the chicken samples had at least one type of bacte

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  10. Colorado Meat Company Expands Recall

    A Colorado meat company is expanding a recall of meat and poultry products that were produced in unsanitary conditions that included rodent activity, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday. The products in the expanded recall have the establishment number "Est. 20309" inside the USDA Mark of

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