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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...

2008-08-04 12:01:03

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has banned the importation of Mexican jalapeno and Serrano peppers pending lab testing for salmonella. The CFIA said it took the action to prevent the implicated source of a Salmonella Saintpaul outbreak in the United States from entering Canada. The federal agency said shipments found to be contaminated won't be allowed into the Canadian marketplace. This action is based on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recent advice to Americans to avoid...

2008-08-01 12:00:05

By Reed Fujii, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Aug. 1--WASHINGTON -- U.S. tomato producers, including the president of Ace Tomato Co. in Manteca, testified Thursday before Congress that the salmonella outbreak -- initially linked to tomatoes but now most directly blamed on Mexican-grown peppers -- cost them hundreds of millions of dollars. They also called on Congress to investigate why the Food and Drug Administration probe took so long -- nearly six weeks expired between the agency's...

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2008-08-01 09:25:00

Mexican agriculture officials have a bad taste in their mouths, after the U.S. traced a nationwide salmonella outbreak to a Mexican pepper farm. On Wednesday, Dr. David Acheson, the food safety chief for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said the discovery of a salmonella strain at a farm in the northern state of Nuevo Leon was a key breakthrough. But the director of Mexico's Farm Food Quality Service, Enrique Sanchez, said the water tank where the salmonella was found had not been used...

2008-07-31 18:00:17

WASHINGTON _ Turf struggles, bad communication and weak leadership undermined the federal response to a recent salmonella outbreak that cost the tomato industry a bundle, witnesses told a House of Representatives subcommittee Thursday. Lawmakers joined farmers in a wholesale attack on the Food and Drug Administration's performance, potentially laying the political foundation for a regulatory overhaul and multimillion-dollar compensation package. "We have been the primary injured party,"...

2008-07-31 09:00:59

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to eat raw serrano or jalapeno peppers grown in Mexico, as well as any foods containing them. The FDA said laboratory testing has confirmed both serrano peppers and irrigation water from a Mexican farm in the state of Nuevo Leon contain Salmonella saintpaul with the same genetic makeup as the strain that has caused a salmonella outbreak in the United States. The FDA is still analyzing many of the samples taken at various farms...

2008-07-30 21:00:15

The source of a salmonella outbreak initially linked to tomatoes has been narrowed to a pepper farm in Mexico, officials said Wednesday. The Washington Post reported the federal investigators found the Salmonella saintpaul strain in irrigation water and serrano peppers on a Mexican farm where jalapeno peppers are also grown. We have a smoking gun it appears, said Lonnie King, a director at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. David Acheson, a senior FDA food safety...

2008-07-30 21:00:11

WASHINGTON _ Food-safety investigators said Wednesday that they'd found a contaminated pepper sample on a Mexican ranch, further pinpointing at least one of the sources for a salmonella outbreak that's poisoned consumers across the nation and roiled the produce industry. In what the Food and Drug Administration termed "a key breakthrough," officials told a House of Representatives subcommittee that they'd found salmonella traces on serrano peppers and irrigation water at a ranch in Nuevo...

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2008-07-30 15:56:33

Health officials in Colorado have found a jalapeno tainted with salmonella in the home of someone sickened during a recent outbreak of the food poisoning. They believe this could be a vital clue in tracking down the source of the illness. The state health department said the pepper carried bacteria with the same unusual strain of Salmonella saintpaul that has made 1,307 people sick in the United States. "The pepper was purchased at a local Wal-Mart, likely on June 24, and the individual...


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