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2011-08-26 05:45:50

  The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned papaya´s from all of Mexico´s growing regions from entering the US due to an outbreak of salmonella. According to MSNBC's JoNel Aleccia, an FDA investigation found more than 15 percent of fresh papayas entering the US from Mexico were contaminated with the bacteria. The investigation occurred between May 12 and August 18 and was instigated because of an outbreak that sickened over 100 people in 23 states, sending...

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2011-07-26 05:00:00

Agromod Produce Inc. said it is voluntarily recalling papayas imported from Mexico due to possible salmonella contamination. The McAllen, Texas-based company said its Blondie, Yaya, Mananita and Tastylicious brand papayas sold prior to July 23 could be linked to a salmonella outbreak that resulted in 97 reported cases of illness, including 10 hospitalizations, in 23 states. Texas and Illinois saw the most reported cases, which particularly affected children less than 5 years old and women,...

2011-07-25 09:57:00

The papaya may contain Salmonella SILVER SPRING, Md., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Fast Facts The FDA is warning consumers not to eat papayas from Agromod Produce, Inc., a distributor in McAllen, Texas. FDA and CDC are investigating 97 reported cases of Salmonella Agona, including 10 hospitalizations, in 23 states related to the consumption...

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2011-06-28 05:25:00

The FDA advises consumers not to eat alfalfa sprouts or spicy sprouts from the Evergreen Produce brand, which is labeled as Evergreen Produce or Evergreen Produce Inc. Twenty reported cases, including one hospitalization, of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported in Idaho, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota and Washington State, according to the FDA. Reuters reports that on Monday, Dutch and British health officials also issued a similar warning about sprouts after an outbreak of E. coli in...

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2011-06-10 12:30:00

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 39 people have been sickened from a salmonella outbreak spread through handling baby chicks or ducklings. The CDC said the cases occurred from late February to late May and are spread through 15 states.  Ohio had the most cases, with eight. Ohio officials said the two businesses have been working with state and federal investigators looking into the outbreak. No deaths have been reported but at least nine were...

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2011-06-08 05:20:00

Even with the current outbreak of an unusual strain of E. coli bacteria in Europe, which claimed about a dozen lives, the Centers for Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report Tuesday revealing that food-borne illnesses caused by E. coli have dramatically declined in the United States; however, cases of salmonella poisoning have increased by at least 10 percent in recent years. Overall, the rate of food-borne illnesses in the United States has declined by 23 percent within the past 15...

2011-05-27 19:48:59

Molecular mechanism of selected autophagy elucidated Salmonella is widely prevalent in the animal kingdom. The reason we do not suffer from severe intestinal infections very often is due to our body's defense system, which manages to digest invading bacteria. This is why, generally speaking, a healthy human being will only fall ill if he consumes more than 100.000 salmonella bacteria via a contaminated food source, such as eggs or meat. An international team of researchers, led by Prof. Ivan...

2011-05-17 15:30:00

MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boss Pet Products, Inc. announced that it is recalling its Diggers Natural Treat Pig Ear pet treats because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Boss Pet has been notified by one of its suppliers, Keys Manufacturing Company, Inc., that a batch of Keys' pig ear treats tested positive for Salmonella. Keys Manufacturing has initiated a voluntary product recall in cooperation with the FDA and has identified...

2011-04-05 15:48:00

SALINAS, Calif., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling 2,939 cases of 9 oz. Bag Spinach with Product Codes starting with H081 and H082, UPC Code of 7127913204 and Use-by Dates of April 6 and 7 out of an abundance of caution due to a positive result for Salmonella from random sample testing. The company is not aware of any illnesses reported in connection with the recall and no other Fresh Express products are included in the recall. Consumers who have...

2011-02-24 08:37:00

Next-generation sequencing provides important clues to traceback investigation SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FDA scientists successfully used a new genome sequencing test to retrospectively examine a 2009-10 foodborne illness outbreak to help trace the source of the infection. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) A Salmonella Montevideo outbreak that began early in 2010 was linked to spice rubs on certain salamis and sickened...


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