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Published On: Sat, Nov 2nd, 2013

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.

 The USDA recommends that all poultry be cooked to a safe minimum internal temperature of 165 °F, as measured with a food thermometer. Image/CDC


Image/CDC

To sort out some of the latest foodborne illness news, food scientist and editor of BarfblogDr. Doug Powell joined me on the Saturday, Nov. 2 Outbreak News This Week Radio show (Listen below).

Powell discussed the Foster Farms chicken salmonella outbreak and delineated the responsibilities of the company, the government and the consumer.

He spoke on the importance and the impact of cross-contamination.

We also discussed the cyclospora outbreaks, the salmonella in spices report from the FDA and the pet jerky treat from China situation.

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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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