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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Raw Cookie Dough Ready to Bake, Not Ready to Eat

    Dec. 9, 2011 -- Raw cookie dough, whether it's homemade or store-bought, should be destined for your oven, not your mouth. That's one of the CDC's top lessons from the 2009 E. coli  O157:H7 outbreak in refrigerated Nestle Toll House cookie dough products. During the outbreak, 77 people in 30 states

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  7. Smucker's Chunky Peanut Butter Recalled

    Nov. 17, 2011 -- Smucker's is recalling some 16-ounce jars of Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter Chunky because of possible salmonella contamination. The recall affects only Smucker's chunky style peanut butter. It does not involve Smucker's creamy peanut butter or other Smucker's products. No illnesse

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  8. Listeria Outbreak From Cantaloupes Sets Death Toll Record

    Editor’s note: On Dec. 8, the CDC issued its final update for the listeria outbreak. There were 30 deaths, and a woman pregnant at the time of illness had a miscarriage. A total of 146 people in 28 states were infected.     Nov. 4, 2011 --  With 29 adult deaths, the ongoing outbreak of listeria food

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  9. Dirty Equipment Likely Led to Listeria Outbreak

    Oct. 19, 2011 -- Results of an investigation by state and federal health officials have shed light on how cantaloupes grown by a Colorado farm became contaminated with deadly listeria bacteria. Investigators say dirty, corroded equipment, unsanitary conditions, and unsafe food handling practices at

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  10. 2 More Deaths in Listeria/Cantaloupe Outbreak

    Oct. 12, 2011 -- Two more deaths have been reported in the ongoing outbreak of listeria food poisoning from Colorado cantaloupes. As of Oct. 11, the CDC received reports of 23 deaths among 116 people infected with one of the four outbreak-related strains of Listeria monocytogenes. The bacteria can c

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