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USDA bolsters procedures for detecting and removing unsafe ground beef

By Jeremy Gerrard
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USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) launched new expedited tracing procedures that will allow the agency to trace contaminated ground beef back to its source more quickly, remove it from commerce and find the root cause of the incident.


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Results of Campylobacter survey published

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The first results of a new survey testing for the presence of Campylobacter on fresh, store-bought chickens revealed 59 percent of birds tested positive for the bacteria.


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Research on Campylobacter reveals vaccine potential

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USDA researchers have identified a potential vaccine for Campylobacter in poultry through a study funded by the US Poultry and Egg Association and the association’s foundation.


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FSA revises E. coli O157 control of cross-contamination guidance

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The UK’s Food Standards Agency has issued an update to the E. coli O157 control of cross-contamination guidance to take into account research on the effectiveness of disinfecting complex equipment and the views of industry and local authority stakeholders.


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FSA publishes food poisoning facts

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The UK’s Food Standards Agency released the results of its food poisoning research which studied the rate of occurrence in the UK and how food poisoning can be attributed to different foods.


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Massive ground beef recall feared to have shipped nationwide

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The Wolverine Packing Company of Detroit recalled about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products on Monday because of a potential E. coli contamination.


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CDC, IDFA take a stand against raw milk

Both the CDC and IDFA urge public officials to support pasteurization
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With a number of consumers flocking to farmers markets and reaching for natural products at the grocery store, the CDC is urging public officials and consumers to consider the dangers of consuming raw milk or unpasteurized dairy products.


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Tennessee E. coli outbreak linked to a raw milk dairy

Five cases have required hospitalization so far.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The outbreak has been linked to a cow share program, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.


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Foster Farms facilities linked to Salmonella outbreak to stay open, says USDA

The agency's statement refers to "immediate substantive changes to their slaughter and processing" that allowed the operations to remain up.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The agency's statement refers to "immediate substantive changes to their slaughter and processing" that allowed the operations to remain up.
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As Salmonella outbreak continues, CDC recalls furloughed workers

There have been 278 reported cases in 17 states, with an unusually high hospitalization rate.
By Shane O'Halloran
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There have been 278 reported cases in 17 states, with an unusually high hospitalization rate.
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