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By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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FSIS releases plan for dealing with Salmonella in meat and poultry products

With an estimated 1.3 million illnesses can be attributed to Salmonella every year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today released its Salmonella Action Plan More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 30th, 2013
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Norway reports outbreak caused by rare salmonella strain, 18 affected

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), or the Folkehelseinstituttet reported an outbreak during the month of November caused by a relatively rare strain of the salmonella bacteria, according to a news More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
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Michigan salmonella outbreak hits 29 cases, possibly linked to two Roosevelt Park establishments

In a follow-up on the salmonella outbreak in Muskegon County, Michigan, health officials say that the investigation that is winding down possibly links it to two Roosevelt Park establishments. Image/CDC Public More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, November 18th, 2013
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Muskegon County salmonella outbreak up to 18 cases

The case count in the salmonella outbreak in the Muskegon County, Michigan area is now up to 18 cases, 16 residents in Muskegon County and two in Ottawa County, up from 15 cases reported last week. Salmonella More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 16th, 2013
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Philippines DOH warns against eating dead animals

In the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), many people are hungry and food is not readily available. This has prompted a message from Assistant Health Secretary, Dr. Eric Tayag, to advise against people eating More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, November 7th, 2013
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Michigan warns of salmonella risk associated with small turtles

Although the  multistate outbreaks of salmonella associated with small turtles was declared over last month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Michigan Departments of Community Health More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
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Discussing foodborne illness with Dr. Doug Powell

Outbreaks of salmonella and the parasite, cyclospora, have been big stories in the news during recent weeks and months. Image/CDC To sort out some of the latest foodborne illness news, food scientist and editor More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, October 31st, 2013
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Salmonella outbreak up to 362 cases, Delaware the newest state to report a case

The number of cases in the multistate Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak linked to Foster Farms brand chicken has risen by two dozen cases since the last update nearly two weeks ago, according to the lastest data from More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, October 26th, 2013
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Iowa ‘crypto cluster’ linked to unpasteurized apple cider

The parasitic infection, cryptosporidiosis, has been reported in high numbers in the Hawkeye State this year topping 1,000 cases. To add to that number is the latest cluster reported out of Johnson County, IA.   Cryptosporidium More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, October 20th, 2013
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Foster Farms President: ‘I am sorry for any foodborne illness associated with our fresh chicken’

The current multistate Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak linked to Foster Farms brand chicken has sickened 338 people in 20 states and Puerto Rico according to the latest CDC numbers. In response to the outbreak More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, October 19th, 2013
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Salmonella outbreak rises by 22, California tops 250 cases

In a follow up to the multistate Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported yesterday an additional 22 cases of the bacterial infection. Salmonella More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, October 13th, 2013
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San Francisco Costco recalls nearly 40,000 lbs of rotisserie chicken due to salmonella risk

A San Francisco, California Costco has announced the recall of nearly 40,000 lbs of  rotisserie chicken products due to the potential of Salmonella Heidelberg contamination, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture’s More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, October 12th, 2013
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Salmonella outbreak up to 317 cases, antibiotic-resistant strains isolated

The multistate Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak continues to grow according to the latest data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Friday. Salmonella outbreak map Oct. 11, 2013CDC As More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, October 11th, 2013
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Florida reports four salmonella cases linked to Foster Farms chicken

Three Miami-Dade and one Brevard County resident can be counted among the nearly 300 cases of salmonella nationwide linked to  Foster Farms chicken, according to the Florida Department of Health (FL DOH) Thursday. Foster More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
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USDA issues salmonella public health alert, nearly 300 illnesses reported in outbreak

With hundreds of people in 18 states having been sickened in a salmonella outbreak, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a public health alert yesterday. The More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, September 30th, 2013
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Western Kentucky salmonella outbreak rises to 15 cases

As of Friday, the salmonella outbreak in three counties in Western Kentucky has risen to 15 cases, according to a SurfKY.com report. The report notes that the 15 “suspected” cases have been reported More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, September 29th, 2013
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Russia continues to increase its gold reserves, the East accumulating more gold

Russia and Kazakhstan expanded their gold reserves for an 11th straight month in August as they added 12.7 metric tons, according to a recent Bloomberg report. Image/CIA Russia’s holdings of the precious More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
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North Carolina salmonella outbreak linked to church barbeque

An outbreak of salmonella, which sickened at least nine people two weekends ago, is being linked to a barbeque dinner at a Shelby church, according to North Carolina health officials. Salmonella image/CDC According More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 12th, 2013
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England: Salmonella outbreak linked to cooked ham sickens 51

A salmonella outbreak, which has affected more than 50 people in England and Wales, has been linked to cooked ham purchased at a small number of independent butchers. Image/CDC According to Public Health England, there More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
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Joey’s Jerky brand Chicken Jerky recalled due to salmonella risk

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is announcing a voluntary recall of Joey’s Jerky brand Chicken Jerky due to possible Salmonella risk. Joey’s Jerky brand Chicken JerkyImage/NH More...


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