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Unhygienic Egg Production Behind Devastating Bird Flu in US

This month bird flu has broken out in the high-volume, unhygienic US egg laying operations sometimes referred to as "factory farming."  In Iowa, where nearly 1

Listeria: What you need to know

Listeria   Listeria is the name of a bacteria found in soil and water and some animals, including poultry and cattle. It can be present in raw milk ...
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Sneaky Salmonella: It’s Common, Costly, and Preventable

Jan 15, 2015 Capt. Christopher R. Braden, MD, Director of the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Each year, roughly ...
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Can bovine leukemia virus cause cancer in humans?

Points to ponder Bovine leukemia virus (BLV), a deltaretrovirus, can cause B-cell leukemia/lymphoma in cattle, which is found in up to 5% cattle.  In the United ...
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Meat Plant Previously Passing USDA Audits Now Implicated in Chinese Food Safety Scandal

For Immediate Release Friday, July 25, 2014 Meat Plant Previously Passing USDA Audits Now Implicated in Chinese Food Safety Scandal Advocacy organization urges USDA to stop equivalency process ...
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Preventing foodborne illness, naturally -- with cinnamon

Contact: Meijun Zhumeijun.zhu@wsu.edu509-335-4016Washington State University  Preventing foodborne illness, naturally -- with cinnamon Essential oil kills several strains of E. coli  IMAGE: Cinnamomum cassia oil has been shown to kill certain ...
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Antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs is an ongoing threat

Press Release For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 1, 2014  Contact: CDC Media Relations  (404) 639-3286 Antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs is an ongoing threat CDC report shows progress and problems ...
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Is the U.S. Beef Supply Really Free of Mad Cow Disease?

When the first U.S. mad cow was found in late 2003, 98 percent of U.S. beef exports evaporated overnight. There was such national revulsion to ...
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Confirmed Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (variant CJD) Case in Texas

Laboratory tests have confirmed a diagnosis of variant CJD (a fatal brain disorder) in a patient who recently died in Texas. The confirmation was made ...
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Are You Eating These Eggs? Egg Czar Accepts Plea Deal For Salmonella-Tainted Eggs

He was known as the "Teflon Egg Don." For more than 35 years the egg farms associated with Austin "Jack'' DeCoster have been accused of ...
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