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  1. Deaths in Salmonella Outbreak Traced to Cantaloupe

    Aug. 20, 2012 -- Two people from Kentucky have died in an ongoing 20-state salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 141 people. CDC officials say cantaloupe from "a farm in southwestern Indiana" is responsible for the outbreak. These cantaloupes were shipped to other states. Neither the CDC, t

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  2. Onion Recalls Continue

    Aug. 2, 2012 -- Tons of ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook foods have been recalled because of listeria contamination at a California onion plant. Gills Onions of Oxnard, Calif., processes more than 90,000 tons of red and yellow onions per year. A wide variety of products use the plant's chopped, sliver

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  3. Dole Recalls Bagged Salad Because of Listeria Risk

    July 2, 2012 -- Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling 2,598 cases of "Dole Hearts of Romaine" bagged salad because of possible Listeria contamination. The company is recalling salads that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause foodborne illness. The salads

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  4. Salmonella Outbreak Again Tied to Ohio Hatchery

    May 31, 2012 -- Live chicks and ducklings from an Ohio mail-order hatchery have been linked to salmonella poisoning in 93 people in 23 states, according to the CDC. The agency has joined state and federal health and agriculture officials in the investigation of the salmonella outbreak. So far, 18 pe

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  5. Nationwide Recall of Bagged Salads Expands

    May 21, 2012 -- Various bagged salads, some sold nationwide, are being recalled because of possible contamination with listeria bacteria. The salads range from iceberg lettuce to slaw mix. They are sold under various brand names, including River Ranch, Farm Stand, Hy-Vee, Shurfresh, and The Farmer's

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  6. USDA Unveils Plans to Stem Food-borne Illness

    May 2, 2012 -- As grilling season fast approaches, the USDA today announced initiatives to better protect consumers from contaminants that can turn meat deadly. Officials told reporters that the new efforts will allow the agency to focus on the prevention of outbreaks rather than simply responding t

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  7. Tuna Source of 20-State Salmonella Outbreak

    April 16, 2012 -- Tainted tuna appears to be the source of a 20-state salmonella outbreak, according to the CDC and FDA. Nearly 30 tons of tuna have been recalled by Moon Marine USA Corp., also known as MMI, of Cupertino, Calif. The frozen product is made up of raw tuna "backmeat" scraped from the b

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  8. Imported Foods Causing More Disease

    March 14, 2012 -- Foodborne disease from imported foods is on the rise, with more foods from more countries causing more outbreaks, the CDC says. The most common culprits are fish and spices, particularly peppers, the CDC's Hannah Gould, PhD, said in a report to this week's International Conference

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  9. Hard-Boiled Egg Recall Hits 34 States

    Feb. 6, 2012 -- Listeria contamination of hard-cooked eggs has led to recalls of prepared salads, sandwiches, and other products in 34 states. So far, no illnesses have been reported. The listeria contamination was detected in lab tests run on hard-cooked eggs from Michael Foods' Wakefield, Neb., pl

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  10. USDA Issues New Safety Rules for Beef

    Dec. 21, 2011 -- The USDA today announced two new rules to make U.S. beef safer. The announcement accompanied the first report of the two-year-old Food Safety Working Group, led by the White House and staffed by agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Departmen

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