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USDA proposes measures to reduce Salmonella, Campylobacter

The new standards will apply to ground chicken and turkey products as well as raw chicken breasts, legs and wings.

 FSIS estimates an average of 50,000 illnesses will be prevented annually in the US after the standards are implemented. 


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Nebraska firm recalls macadamia nuts for possible food safety risk

Marathon Ventures, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a number of retail and bulk packages of raw macadamia nuts as a precautionary measure because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.


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Defense technology now applied in the food industry

MIT-Lincoln Laboratory research into rapid screening for anthrax and other dangerous pathogens has found its way into the food industry to detect both airborne and surface pathogens.
Remember the anthrax-tainted letters soon after 9/11?


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Consumer advocate group urges USDA to address antibiotic-resistant Salmonella

After the White House issued its recent statements regarding action on antibiotic-resistant Salmonella, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is asking USDA to declare four antibiotic-resistant strains of the pathogen to be classified as adulterants under federal law.


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FDA revises four proposed FSMA rules

When finalized, the rules will implement portions of FSMA to help prevent foodborne illness
The revisions seek to be more flexible, practical and targeted.


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FDA launches food safety competition to spark breakthrough technology

In order to win the fight against foodborne illness, FDA has issued a challenge to food safety experts and innovators by offering a prize for technological breakthroughs on how to detect disease-causing organisms in food – especially Salmonella in fresh produce.


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Ground black pepper recalled for Salmonella risk

Gel Spice Company, Inc. of Bayonne, NJ has issued a voluntary recall of 16,443 cases of Fresh Finds-Ground Black Pepper because of a possibility the product was contaminated with Salmonella.


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Peanut and nut butters recalled for potential Salmonella contamination

nSPIRED Natural Foods, Inc., a branch of the Hain Celestial Group Inc., is issuing a voluntary recall of 43 retail lots of Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, Maranatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and other private label nut butters because of a possible health risk.


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McCormick issues voluntary recall of ground oregano

McCormick & Company, Incorporated issued a voluntary recall of its ground oregano 0.75 oz. bottles because of a possible Salmonella contamination.


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USDA unveils new poultry inspection system

Under the modernized rule, poultry companies will have to meet new requirements to control Salmonella and Campylobacter while an updated inspection system aims to better position inspectors on the line

New USDA food safety and inspection requirements draw both ire and praise.


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