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  1. E. coli Outbreak: Questions & Answers

    Sept. 15, 2006 -- The FDA is warning consumers not to eat bagged fresh spinach as it probes a multistate outbreak of E. coli linked to at least one death and scores of illnesses. The warning currently applies to all bagged fresh spinach, regardless of whether it was conventionally or organically gro

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  2. Food Infection Rates Hold Steady

    April 13, 2006 -- Rates for many food-borne diseases have changed little, according to federal figures released Thursday. While the CDC reported significant drops in infection rates caused by several common pathogens, but most of the reductions occurred by 2001, after which rates for most food-borne

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  3. Chives May Fight Food Poisoning

    March 28, 2006 -- Salmonella, a common bacterial cause of food poisoning, may have met its match in chives, a common herb. Scientists in Greensboro, N.C., bought chives at a local store. Back at their lab, the researchers pulverized and purified the chives into an extract. In lab tests, the chive ex

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  4. 7 'Risky' Foods Fall Off Menu

    March 21, 2006 -- Fewer Americans are eating seven "risky" foods that could carry infections, new research shows. The researchers -- who included Erica Weis, MPH, of California's health services department -- aren't talking about creepy-crawly critters served up on Fear Factor or other TV shows. Ins

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  5. Bacteria Found in Bottled Mineral Water

    Nov. 4, 2004 -- Choosing bottled mineral water over tap may not offer more protection against potentially hazardous bacteria, according to new research. Dutch researchers sampled bottled mineral water from 16 countries, not including the U.S., and found about 40% of the samples showed evidence of co

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  6. A Vaccine to Prevent Food Poisoning?

    May 24, 2004 -- Imagine taking a pill or eating a piece of fruit and not having to worry about food poisoning for weeks at a time. Researchers say they're making strides toward developing a number of vaccines that may offer protection against some of the most common causes of food-borne illness. Pre

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  7. Food Safety During and After a Disaster

    Aug. 18, 2003 (New York) -- Three days after the power went out in the Blackout of 2003, New York City health officials have reported a surge in diarrhea and other suspected food-poisoning cases in emergency rooms throughout the city. Experts say people shouldn't take chances with their health by ta

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  8. Salmonella Infections Still Rising

    April 17, 2003 - About 76 million Americans are forced to retreat to their beds and bathrooms each year due to food poisoning. But a new report shows that while some types of food poisoning are falling, some of the most common culprits like salmonella show no signs of retreating. The CDC study compa

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  9. 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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  10. 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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