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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,...

2008-08-09 00:00:22

By Martin Hickman Consumer Affairs Correspondent A fatal salmonella outbreak across the British Isles that has infected 90 people may be linked to sandwiches sold by Subway. Laboratory tests have shown a link between cases of illness and one of the US sandwich chain's ingredient suppliers. Cooked beef, chicken and bacon have been impounded at Dawn Farm Foods in Co Kildare, Ireland. As a precaution, Subway has removed batches of its Philly Style Steak and Chicken Fajita sandwiches from...

2008-08-05 09:00:57

By Deseret News editorial The Food and Drug Administration has a difficult job. On the one hand, if it suspects a certain crop is tainted, making American consumers sick, it needs to act post-haste. But it must act in a way that fosters public confidence. Take the FDA's recent alert about a salmonella outbreak associated with the consumption of three types of raw tomatoes grown in the United States. No tainted tomatoes have been found. Authorities have since linked the illnesses to...


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