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2008-10-28 12:30:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of Special Kitty-brand gourmet blend dry cat food due to potential salmonella contamination. The FDA said Mars Petcare US Inc. initiated the voluntary recall of the cat food that's sold at Wal-Mart stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia. Pets with salmonella infections may be lethargic...

2008-10-15 08:00:00

By Elizabeth Weise The U.S. Department of Agriculture once again is warning consumers to read the label when cooking frozen chicken entrees amid thefourth salmonella outbreak in three years linked to raw frozen entrees. There have been 34 cases this year of salmonella food poisoning in at least 12 states from eating undercooked chicken . In each case, consumers thought breaded or pre-browned frozen chicken entrees were cooked, but they were raw. In March, the USDA issued a public health...

2008-10-06 18:00:08

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Media Relations, +1-404-639-3286 ATLANTA, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CDC experts caution parents, pediatricians, and veterinarians to be aware of the risks that exotic animals and pets can pose to children. A study released in Pediatrics'October issue outlined the diseases that can be transmitted to children when they come in contact with reptiles, rodents, mammals, birds, amphibians, non-human...

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2008-10-04 14:35:00

Consumers were urged by the U.S. government on Friday to follow package cooking instructions after 32 people in 12 states got Salmonella poisoning after eating frozen stuffed chicken entrees that were raw but breaded. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a statement that many of the chicken dishes had instructions identifying the product as uncooked, people who got sick did not follow those instructions and reportedly used microwaves to prepare the...

2008-09-30 09:00:39

By Jungk, J Baumbach, J; Landen, M; Gaul, L K; Alaniz, L; Dang, T; Miller, E A; Weiss, J; Hedican, E; Smith, K; Grant, F; Beauregard, T; Bergmire-Sweat, D; Griffin, D; Engel, J; Cosgrove, S; Gossack, S; Roanhorse, A; Shorty, H; Cheek, J; Redd, J; Vigil, I On May 22, 2008, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) notified CDC about four persons infected with Salmonella Saintpaul strains that were indistinguishable from each other by pulsed- field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and 15 other...

2008-09-05 21:00:22

Sprouters Northwest Inc. has recalled alfalfa sprouts after an outbreak of Salmonellosis in Oregon and Washington state. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the sprouts may be linked to 13 cases of Salmonella Typhimirium infection. Nine of the illnesses were reported in Washington and four were in Oregon. At least two people were hospitalized, the Washington State Health Department said The sprouts were sold in a variety of package sizes labeled "Alfalfa Sprouts," or as mixed...

2008-09-03 21:00:15

The increased uptake in salads in particular, but also in fruit and vegetables, is likely to be reflected in a future rise in food poisoning, they said.They also warned that while scientists had a role to play in developing technology to protect food from contamination, consumers should be aware of the risks.The comments were made before food contamination was discussed at a conference in Aberdeen today.Led by Imperial College London, the research details how salmonella bacteria are able to...

2008-08-29 18:00:12

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar WASHINGTON - The government said Thursday the salmonella outbreak that sickened at least 1,440 people appears to be over, but its source might never be known, partly because of shortcomings in the nation's food safety system. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they found strong evidence to implicate jalapeno and serrano peppers, and a farm in Mexico, in the largest outbreak of foodborne illness in a decade....

2008-08-18 00:00:29

By Madeleine Brindley EIGHT people in Wales have been diagnosed with a rare form of food poisoning linked to a nationwide outbreak. The salmonella outbreak, associated with cooked bacon from Ireland but sold in the UK, has infected 119 people, killing one person in England. Several types of ready-to-use sandwich fillings containing cooked bacon have now been recalled. And the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), which is leading the investigation into the outbreak, has also...

2008-08-09 18:00:25

LIVERPOOL'S main hospital is investigating the death of an elderly patient after she contracted salmonella. The 70-year-old died after being discharged from the Royal Liverpool. The trust has confirmed that salmonella infection was a contributory factor in her death and are investigating the source of the infection. The focus is on trying to identify what food the patient consumed while in hospital and where that food was sourced from. Since the salmonella infection was reported,...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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