Meat Industry Wins Right to Sell Tainted Meat
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Meat Industry Wins Right to Sell Tainted Meat

In my last post, I talked about a particularly virulent strand of Salmonella traced to Foster Farms. But while even Mexico banned the importation of Foster Farms’ chicken on public health grounds, it was still sold in the United States. Why wasn’t there a recall? How could Foster Farms...

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Chicken Salmonella Outbreaks Show Food Safety Systems Failure
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Chicken Salmonella Outbreaks Show Food Safety Systems Failure

Salmonella causes more hospitalizations and more deaths than any other foodborne illness, and it’s been on the rise. Salmonella causes a million cases of food poisoning every year in the U.S., and over the last decade or so the number of cases has increased by 44%, particularly among children and...

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Viral Food Poisoning from Pesticides?
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Viral Food Poisoning from Pesticides?

Although the most serious causes of food poisoning like Salmonella come largely from animal products (for example, most foodborne-related deaths have been attributed to poultry), millions of Americans are sickened by produce every year, thanks to noroviruses. Noroviruses can spread person-to-person...

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