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Patients’ urine and meat samples compared for shared E. coli

There’s no direct link yet between Escherichia coli in meat and poultry and urinary tract infections, but three of six the most common E. coli genotypes in humans were found in retail meat samples. Attendees of the annual IDWeek in San Diego, sponsored by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the HIV Medicine Association and… Continue Reading

San Francisco grocers subject to new meat/poultry reporting

Officials hope to leverage concern about antibiotic resistance to alter meat, poultry production

Lawmakers in the Golden Gate City want to close the door on unnecessary antibiotic use in livestock, so they’ve unanimously OK’d a local ordinance requiring large retailers to annually report on antibiotics used by their meat and poultry suppliers. The local law is the first of its kind in the country, according to the man who… Continue Reading

Antibiotic disclosure — another first for San Francisco?

Once again, San Francisco is poised to become the first city in the nation to take a legislative stand on a controversial topic. Its Board of Supervisors is set to vote tomorrow on an ordinance to require disclosure about the use of antibiotics by meat and poultry producers. The proposed ordinance does not, however, require… Continue Reading

Pew report encourages investments to reduce contamination

Citing an estimated 2 million U.S. illnesses caused annually because of contaminated meat and poultry and resulting health care costs of almost $6 billion, a report from the Pew Charitable Trusts is calling for renewed commitment from government and industry to reduce microorganisms before animals reach the slaughterhouse. In its report “Food Safety From Farm… Continue Reading

Florida company recalls 3 brands of meat/poultry products

A Florida company is recalling almost a ton of meat and poultry products including several varieties of empanada because they were produced without being inspected by the federal government. Panna Café Express To Go Inc. in North Miami Beach, FL, recalled the 18 products Sunday. The 1,951 pounds of heat-treated, not-fully-cooked products were produced and… Continue Reading

47 million pounds of meat and poultry products caught in big veggie recall

Another recall, this time for more than 47 million pounds of meat and poultry products, was announced Wednesday in connection with the CRF Frozen Foods recall linked to a multi-state Listeria outbreak With establishments in Los Angeles, Fort Worth, TX, Carthage, MO, and Portland, OR, Ajinomoto Windsor Inc. is recalling 47,112,256 pounds of not-ready-to-eat meat… Continue Reading