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  1. Serve Bacteria-Free Turkey and Leftovers

    -->Nov. 21, 2002 -- Ah, Thanksgiving. The turkey, the pumpkin pie, the piles and piles of food. The traditional toast with glasses held high. The days following Thanksgiving and Christmas turkey dinners are filled with their own traditions: turkey and stuffing sandwiches, dishes of cranberry sauce,

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  2. Food Poisoning, Deaths Reported

    Sept. 18, 2002 -- Food-related infections recently have killed at least 13 people in five states, by some estimates. Health officials say contaminated food is the likely cause, but they haven't been able to track down the source yet. The CDC's estimates are lower: "Currently, we have 24 confirmed ca

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  3. E. coli Worries Prompt Ground Beef Recall

    July 19, 2002 -- Food giant ConAgra is launching the country's second-largest ground beef recall after more than 19 people have become ill from eating meat contaminated with a potentially deadly bacteria. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the recall today. ConAgra will recall 18.6 million

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  4. Mexican-style restaurant sauces may contain E. coli

    June 17, 2002 -- Dipping your tortilla chips in the guacamole or salsa at your table at Mexican restaurants may be tempting. But sampling these sauces may also tempt fate and make you a target for Montezuma's revenge. A new report shows many tabletop sauces collected from popular restaurants in Guad

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  5. Now in Grocery Stores: Drug-Resistant Bugs

    Oct. 17, 2001 -- One in five tested ground meats carried salmonella , a major cause of food poisoning. And due to the way antibiotics are used in the livestock industry, most of these bugs are drug-resistant. Doctors from the University of Maryland and the FDA went shopping at three major supermarke

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  6. Doubts About Sprouts

    -->Aug. 20, 2001 -- Say the words "health food," and many people immediately think of tofu and sprouts. Yet sprouts could be anything but healthy if they're served raw. Left uncooked, that tangled pile of seeds and stemmy greens could be crawling with bacteria, which can cause serious or even fatal

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  7. FDA Warns Airlines on Food Safety

    Aug. 3, 2001 (Washington) -- Many people already consider the phrase "airline food" an oxymoron. But now the FDA has added some unsavory information that may cause new safety concerns about in-flight meals. During the past year, the agency has sent out warning letters to a number of major carriers a

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  8. The Case of the Dead Composer: Did Tainted Pork Fell Mozart?

    June 12, 2001 -- I was working the day shift out of Medical News when the boss dumped an unsolved case in my lap -- this was one was so cold you could chill martinis with it. A musician named Wolfgang A. Mozart bought the farm in '91 -- 1791, that is. Word on the street back then was that he was don

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  9. Meet the Food Police

    May 23, 2001 -- A Tennessee family of seven visits a favorite fish house. Returning home, all seven members experience vomiting and diarrhea. They call their doctor, who then alerts the local health department, triggering an investigation of food safety standards at the local fish house. Nothing is

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  10. Food Safety: Something to Chew On

    May 21, 2001 -- From the time you wake up until you fall into bed, you engage in activities that can enhance your health or increase your risk for disease. But there is one activity so universally indulged in, so intimately tied to sustenance, and so directly related to health and illness, and it ha

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