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Hoping to eliminate a problem before it spreads rather than fighting an outbreak once it's discovered, the USDA announced Wednesday a new tracing method it hopes will protect consumers from eating contaminated meat and poultry.

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Officials seek source of salmonella outbreakupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 18:54:00

Federal and state health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak in 19 states and the District of Columbia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More than 700 suffer food poisoning after Mexican political rallyupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 07:21:00

Authorities treated more than 700 people for food poisoning after a political rally in southern Mexico this week, officials said.

North Carolina poultry company recalls cooked chickenupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 17:36:00

A North Carolina poultry company is recalling approximately 4,000 pounds of cooked chicken breasts that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Not safe to eat: Three foods to avoid updated: Wed Oct 12 2011 07:22:00

Recent headlines about contaminated foods, from peanut butter and salad to turkey and eggs, are enough to make even the most intrepid eater a little bit paranoid.

Deaths from tainted cantaloupes rise to 15updated: Fri Sep 30 2011 17:31:00

Fifteen people have now died after consuming cantaloupe contaminated with the listeria monocytogenes bacteria, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

Victims' families tell how tainted fruit turned to tragedyupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 15:41:00

William Beach was one of those people who fixated on certain foods. He would eat the same thing voraciously for a few days, and then, when he tired of the same tastes, he moved onto something else.

Federal officials expand efforts as cantaloupe warnings continue updated: Thu Sep 29 2011 11:43:00

Federal health officials are expanding efforts to ensure no additional bacteria-tainted cantaloupes get to consumers in what has become the deadliest U.S. outbreak of a food-borne illness in more than a decade.

New E. coli contamination scareupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 11:43:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta gives details on the cantaloupe E. coli outbreak and describes the latest USDA regulations.

Is cantaloupe safe to eat?updated: Thu Sep 29 2011 10:35:00

In the wake of a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis linked to bacteria-tainted cantaloupe, authorities assured the public that cantaloupe grown in places other than Colorado's Jensen Farms is safe.

CDC: Salmonella outbreak more resistant to antibiotics than usualupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 19:15:00

Federal health officials said Thursday that a recent salmonella outbreak may be more resistant than usual to antibiotics, leading to higher hospitalization rates.

Salmonella outbreak linked to death in Californiaupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 19:28:00

A multistate outbreak of salmonella poisoning blamed for scores of illnesses that may be linked to eating ground turkey has resulted in a death, a spokesman for the California Department of Public Health said Tuesday.

Will killer bacteria 'smoking gun' be found?updated: Tue Jun 07 2011 10:47:00

Hopes of drawing a line under the E. coli outbreak in Europe fell Tuesday as scientists said they had yet to trace the source of the bacteria that has killed at least 23 people mainly in Germany and infected more than 2,200 people in at least 12 countries.

Jennie-O recalls turkey burgers over Salmonella concernsupdated: Sun Apr 03 2011 00:37:00

Jennie-O Turkey Store is recalling nearly 55,000 pounds of frozen, raw turkey burgers that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Saturday.

Salmonella outbreak linked to sprouts has sickened nearly 100 peopleupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 22:59:00

A salmonella outbreak linked to alfalfa sprouts has sickened some 94 people in 16 states and the District of Columbia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday.

Salmonella outbreak linked to alfalfa sproutsupdated: Fri Dec 24 2010 05:35:00

A salmonella outbreak linked to alfalfa sprouts has sickened 89 people in 15 states and the District of Columbia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.

Advocates: Food safety bill doesn't have teethupdated: Fri Dec 03 2010 16:45:00

Turkey breasts, eggs, cilantro, and deli meat are just some of the foods that you may have avoided this year because of recalls associated with foodborne illness.

Egg company allowed to resume shipping from two barnsupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 22:22:00

Wright County Egg, one of two Iowa farms at the center of this past summer's salmonella outbreak and massive egg recall, won federal approval Tuesday to sell to consumers eggs produced at two henhouses.

Trader Joe's recalls products with cilantroupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 16:47:00

Trader Joe's has alerted its customers about the recall of products with a cilantro ingredient that may cause a serious foodborne illness.

FDA: Texas food plant tests positive for listeriaupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 22:15:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday a closed Texas food processing plant tested positive for a bacteria that has been linked to the deaths of four people.

4 deaths tied to bacteria at food processing plant, Texas saysupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 11:54:00

Authorities have shut down a Texas food processing plant, saying it was contaminated by bacteria linked to the deaths of four people, state health officials said.

Farm in egg recall hit by salmonella before outbreak, lawmakers sayupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 17:38:00

Lab tests found hundreds of cases of salmonella contamination at an Iowa farm in a nearly two-year period before the outbreak that prompted a massive recall of eggs this summer, congressional investigators said Tuesday.

Rodents, frogs, maggots at egg farmsupdated: Tue Aug 31 2010 11:06:00

Inspectors find rodents, birds and manure piles at egg farms linked to the salmonella outbreak. CNN's Josh Levs reports.

Update on salmonella cases by stateupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 14:26:00

Federal and state agencies are tracking reported cases of Salmonella enteritidis, which has been linked to the current egg recall. Here's what officials have told CNN this week during a canvass of state health departments nationwide.

Feed one likely source of salmonella in eggs, federal officials sayupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 21:30:00

Federal investigators have found salmonella bacteria in chicken feed and in barn and walkway areas at Iowa farms at the center of the nationwide outbreak, officials said.

Salmonella linked to feed given to hensupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 16:24:00

Feed given to hens -- used at both Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms -- is the likely source of contamination that led to a nationwide salmonella outbreak, federal officials said Thursday.

E. coli victim struggles a year laterupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 12:02:00

A woman who became sickened after eating raw cookie dough is still trying to recover. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

A year later, 'heroic' E. coli survivor still battlingupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 12:02:00

It was prom night, May 2009, and Linda Rivera of Las Vegas, Nevada, was making goodies for her twin sons' party.

Safe from salmonella?updated: Thu Aug 26 2010 06:31:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains how you can reduce your chances of getting salmonella poisoning.

California traces salmonella infections back to May promupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 06:31:00

As public health officials across the country look into the salmonella outbreak that began in the spring, the state of California believes it has identified its earliest cases -- and says its investigation helped tip off the rest of the country to the source of the problem.

Fortune: Egg recall is a golden opportunity to whip food safety into shapeupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 11:03:00

More than 500 million eggs have been recalled in recent weeks because of salmonella poisoning, an outbreak that originated at a pair of Iowa farms and has spread to at least ten states. Nearly 2000 people reported that they got sick from the bacteria between May and July. Experts say the outbreak is a national crisis-but it could also be a boon for advocates of a food safety bill that's slated for a probable Senate vote in September.

Farmer: 'Should have been more inspections' before salmonella outbreakupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 08:50:00

As the federal government investigates the recent egg recall and the related salmonella outbreak that it says has sickened about 1,300 Americans, the regulatory process is coming under scrutiny from the agencies responsible and people affected by the food safety crisis.

Nationwide meat recall announcedupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 14:06:00

Zemco Industries in Buffalo, New York, has recalled approximately 380,000 pounds of deli meat that may be contaminated with bacteria that can cause a potentially fatal disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday.

Egg recall expandingupdated: Sat Aug 21 2010 08:21:00

The company at the center its expanding its voluntary recall of eggs due to salmonella fears. KCTV reports.

Egg recall vindicates, but damage doneupdated: Fri Aug 20 2010 08:49:00

A Wisconsin restaurant is being sued for serving eggs allegedly contaminated with salmonella. WISN reports.

Update on salmonella cases by stateupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 22:07:00

Federal and state agencies are tracking the rising number of reported cases of Salmonella enteritidis, which has been linked to the current egg recall. Here's the latest information provided by some state health departments:

Romaine lettuce recall expandsupdated: Tue May 11 2010 15:56:00

More romaine lettuce has been recalled amid an investigation into an outbreak of food-borne illness that has sickened at least 19 people in three states.

E. coli cases down in 2009, CDC saysupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 18:33:00

Cases of E. coli 0157, a strain of bacteria in the E. coli family that can cause severe food poisoning, dropped significantly in 2009, according to surveillance data for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Rhode Island agency says salami tests positive for salmonellaupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 09:28:00

The Rhode Island Department of Health said Thursday that pepper-coated salami manufactured by Italian sausage company Daniele Inc. has tested positive for the strain of salmonella associated with a recent national outbreak.

Beef sold in two states recalled over salmonella concernsupdated: Sun Dec 06 2009 22:45:00

More than 20,000 pounds of beef have been recalled by a California company amid worries the meat is linked to two cases of salmonella, a federal food safety agency said.

CNNMoney: Lettuce and eggs top risky food listupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 11:52:00

Leafy greens -- including lettuce and spinach -- top the list of the 10 riskiest foods, according to a study from a nutrition advocacy group released Tuesday.

Feds outline new food-safety initiativesupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 21:39:00

Top Obama administration officials outlined several new initiatives to safeguard the country's food supply Tuesday, saying the recent spate of food-borne illnesses is unacceptable.

Thailand tourist's lung tissue 'gone' after mysterious deathupdated: Sat May 30 2009 18:29:00

A pathologist hired by the family of one of two women whose mysterious deaths in Thailand drew worldwide attention says her "lungs were 100 percent congested," Jill St. Onge's fiancee and brother said.

Food safety progress 'has plateaued,' CDC saysupdated: Thu Apr 09 2009 16:06:00

In January, salmonella was linked to peanut products; last week, pistachio products. And on Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said overall infection rates for salmonella and other foodborne pathogens have not changed significantly over the last four years.

Pistachio recallupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 09:24:00

CNN's Dan Simon has the latest on the California pistachio recall.

FDA: Hang on to your pistachiosupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 09:24:00

If you have a stash of pistachios in your house, pistachio ice cream in your freezer or trail mix in your backpack, don't eat any of it.

California plant recalls 1 million pounds of pistachio productsupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 23:05:00

A California food processing plant is voluntarily recalling up to 1 million pounds of roasted pistachio products that may have been contaminated with salmonella, the Food and Drug Administration announced Monday.

Peanut company files bankruptcyupdated: Sun Feb 15 2009 07:31:00

The company at the center of a deadly salmonella outbreak is filing for bankruptcy. CNN's Louise Schiavone reports.

Tests show 'possible' salmonella at Texas plantupdated: Tue Feb 10 2009 15:13:00

Tests show products at a Peanut Corporation of America subsidiary in Texas may be tainted with salmonella, state health authorities said on Tuesday.

Poor oversight fueled salmonella outbreak, critics sayupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 21:06:00

The deadly outbreak of salmonella traced to a Georgia peanut plant was fueled by poor oversight by food safety regulators and a slow response by federal agencies, state health officials and outside experts say.

Senator 'outraged' by food-borne illness casesupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 16:19:00

The chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee is "outraged" at the growing number of food-borne illnesses nationwide, he said Thursday.

FDA: Criminal probe begun in salmonella outbreakupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 16:15:00

The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that a criminal investigation has begun into the Georgia plant linked to a salmonella outbreak.

Salmonella outbreak violationsupdated: Wed Jan 28 2009 22:51:00

Special Investigations Unit reporter Abbie Boudreau found the peanut plant in salmonella case had several violations.

Inspectors found mildew in peanut butter plantupdated: Tue Jan 27 2009 09:57:00

Inspectors found mildew on a ceiling and other problems last year at a peanut butter producing plant in Georgia that has been linked to a salmonella outbreak, according to reports released Monday by the state Department of Agriculture.

Peanut popularity complicates salmonella probeupdated: Sat Jan 24 2009 14:32:00

It's not just slathered on crackers and bagels.

Salmonella outbreakupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 10:29:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on the salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds.

Pet treats recalled in salmonella outbreakupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 10:29:00

PetSmart is recalling seven of its Grreat Choice dog biscuit products because they contain peanut products made by a company that has been linked to a salmonella outbreak in 43 states and Canada, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

Kellogg to recall products over salmonella concernsupdated: Sat Jan 17 2009 00:57:00

Kellogg officials said Friday they are voluntarily recalling 16 products that contain peanut butter that could be connected to a recent salmonella outbreak.

Peanut butter linked to salmonella outbreak is recalledupdated: Wed Jan 14 2009 19:23:00

The company that produced the peanut butter linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak said late Tuesday that it was voluntarily recalling all products made in its Blakely, Georgia, plant.

Minnesota case may offer clue to U.S. salmonella outbreakupdated: Tue Jan 13 2009 13:27:00

Federal and state health officials said Monday that salmonella linked last week in Minnesota to King Nut peanut butter was caused by the same strain of bacteria responsible for an ongoing outbreak of 410 salmonella cases in 43 states.

Time.com: Salmonella Outbreak Spreads to 12 Statesupdated: Sun Oct 05 2008 03:00:00

The government is urging consumers to thoroughly cook frozen chicken dinners after 32 people in 12 states were sickened with salmonella poisoning

Time.com: The Holes in America's Food Safety Netupdated: Tue Sep 30 2008 19:00:00

In a new report, the GAO blows the whistle on Food and Drug Administration's inability to protect us from our produce

CDC: Salmonella outbreak appears to be overupdated: Thu Aug 28 2008 18:15:00

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that the salmonella outbreak that sickened about1,400 people across the country appears to be over.

Time.com: Salmonella Outbreak Over, CDC Saysupdated: Thu Aug 28 2008 16:20:00

The government said Thursday that the salmonella outbreak that sickened at least 1,440 people appears to be over, but its ultimate source may never be known

Time.com: 12 Deaths Linked to Tainted Meat in Canadaupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 16:00:00

Meat tainted with a deadly bacteria in a Toronto processing plant is likely to sicken more people in the coming months, a Canadian health expert said Tuesday, a day after the government announced the death toll from the outbreak had risen to 12

Canada links Toronto plant to deadly listeriosis outbreakupdated: Sun Aug 24 2008 12:52:00

Canadian health officials have linked a deadly listeriosis outbreak to a Maple Leaf Foods plant in Toronto, prompting the company to expand of its recall of meat products.

Salmonella 'smoking gun'updated: Thu Jul 31 2008 09:07:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about new evidence linking Mexican serrano peppers to a salmonella outbreak.

Time.com: Food Industry Hurt by Success updated: Fri Jul 25 2008 07:00:00

One of the worst outbreaks of foodborne illness in the US is teaching the food industry to be cautious of its success

FDA: Eat your tomatoes!updated: Fri Jul 18 2008 14:47:00

Louise Schiavone reports despite not knowing the source of a salmonella outbreak, the FDA says tomatoes are OK to eat.

FDA lifts warning on tomatoesupdated: Fri Jul 18 2008 14:47:00

Tomatoes are again safe to eat, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday, weeks after the food was blamed as a source of a salmonella outbreak in the United States and Canada.

Time.com: Food Safety Worries Change Buying Habitsupdated: Fri Jul 18 2008 14:00:00

Troubled by the tainted tomato scare, nearly half of Americans are concerned they may get sick from eating contaminated food and are avoiding items they normally would buy, an Associated Press-Ipsos poll has found

Investigators look for fingerprints in salmonella outbreakupdated: Thu Jul 17 2008 22:04:00

Four months into a nationwide Salmonella Saintpaul outbreak, investigators Thursday still couldn't say where it originated.

If you had salmonella poisoning, would you know?updated: Fri Jul 11 2008 12:22:00

Dan Kruse started to feel weak one day while hanging out with his friends in a park. The next day, the eighth-grader woke up completely jaundiced -- the whites of his eyes were yellow -- and he urinated blood.

Search for salmonella sourceupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 23:26:00

Louise Schiavone reports on the continued search by the CDC and FDA to determine the cause of a salmonella outbreak.

Time.com: Salmonella Illnesses Top 1,000updated: Wed Jul 09 2008 16:00:00

The toll in the salmonella outbreak linked to tomatoes has passed 1,000 confirmed ill, making it the worst food outbreak in years

Salmonella outbreakupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 13:22:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports that tomatoes may not be the source of a salmonella outbreak in the U.S.

Time.com: The Salmonella Culprit: Cold Water?updated: Mon Jun 23 2008 17:00:00

Too big of a temperature difference can make a tomato literally suck water inside the fruit through the scar where its stem used to be. If salmonella happens to be lurking on the skin, that's one way it can penetrate

Time.com: FDA Closes in on Salmonella Sourceupdated: Fri Jun 20 2008 19:15:00

There may be a break in the salmonella case: Food and Drug Administration inspectors headed for farms in Florida and Mexico on Friday, as new clues emerge to the possible source of salmonella-tainted tomatoes

Salmonella outbreak expandsupdated: Fri Jun 13 2008 09:34:00

Lawmakers and FDA officials discuss the safety of the U.S. food supply, including the salmonella-tainted tomato scare.

Time.com: Rooting Out the Rotten Tomatoesupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 18:00:00

What Americans need to know about the outbreak of salmonella in their salad fruit of choice, and why it's so hard to determine the source of all the trouble

Keeping kids healthy in the summerupdated: Wed Jun 04 2008 10:25:00

School's out and the kids are playing outside. How much do you have to worry about them getting sick? Here are some concerns you may have, and some you may not know about.

Time.com: Colo. Salmonella Source Confirmedupdated: Fri Mar 21 2008 19:00:00

It could be three more weeks before residents of a southern Colorado town can drink water straight from the tap after dozens of cases of salmonella poisoning were linked to municipal water, putting seven people in the hospital

Closing China's Starbucksupdated: Thu Nov 15 2007 18:17:00

Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz talks about the reasons for closing the Starbucks store in Beijing's Forbidden City.

Frozen pot pies suspected in salmonella outbreakupdated: Wed Oct 10 2007 11:39:00

Federal authorities are warning consumers not to eat Banquet frozen turkey and chicken pot pies or similar generic store-brand products because they may have caused an outbreak of salmonella poisoning.

CNN Classroom Edition: Danger - Poisoned Foodupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 19:48:00

Record the CNN Special Investigations Unit Classroom Edition: Danger: Poisoned Food when it airs commercial-free on Monday, September 17, 2007, from 4:00 -- 5:00 a.m. ET on CNN. (A short feature begins at 4:00 a.m. and precedes the program.)

Expert tips help you avoid the ill in grill updated: Tue Jul 03 2007 00:58:00

You've lit the grill, marinated the meat, and gathered your family and friends for a savory feast -- summer tradition at its best. But beware: You may have invited more guests than you thought.

Lawmakers push for change in food safety oversightupdated: Thu May 17 2007 10:25:00

Spurred by deadly outbreaks of E. coli and other food-borne pathogens, a group of U.S. lawmakers is pushing to put all food safety oversight under a single federal agency.

The kitchen comes clean: How to keep your food (and yourself) safeupdated: Wed Jan 31 2007 09:50:00

The wooden spoon was my undoing.

Gunners bow out with Henry trebleupdated: Sun May 07 2006 13:42:00

Thierry Henry gave Arsenal a perfect send-off from their Highbury Stadium with a hat-trick in a 4-2 Premiership win over Wigan Athletic which ended the Gunners' 93-year stay at the ground.

Fortune: Would You Like Cheese With That? You may have to settle for Kraft. Nicholas Stein questions the FDA's investigation into whetherupdated: Mon Apr 02 2001 00:01:00

The cheese course at Manhattan's Picholine restaurant is a theatrical experience. The cart glides toward you like a gondola on wheels, arousing looks of envy as it passes. With appropriate aplomb, ...

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