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Judge Gives Prosecutors Last Word In Duel Over Stewart Parnell’s Expert Witness

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U.S. District Court Judge W. Louis Sands said Tuesday that government attorneys may file an additional three pages of arguments to correct a possible misstatement of law by Stewart Parnell’s defense attorneys. Parnell is the former Peanut Corporation of America executive scheduled to go on trial later this summer with three of his former managers… Continue Reading

Food-Safety Tips for Easter Eggs

Easter egg safety tips: wash hands, discard cracked eggs and keep eggs away from pets

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Easter Sunday is coming right up, so here are some important food-safety tips to remember this time of year when you’re decorating, cooking and/or hiding Easter eggs: Be sure and inspect the eggs before purchasing them, making sure they are not dirty or cracked. Dangerous bacteria may enter a cracked egg. Store eggs in their… Continue Reading

Salmonella on Poultry a ‘Common Enemy’ for Both U.S. and Denmark

Opinion

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The United States and Denmark are at war. Not against each other, but against a common enemy — Salmonella on poultry products. Recently, there has been attention in the media about Denmark’s attempts to eradicate Salmonella from its poultry supply. Like Denmark, the U.S. poultry industry and the federal government recognize that Salmonella is a very serious issue and we… Continue Reading

Abady Cat Food Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

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The Robert Abady Dog Food Co. LLC of Poughkeepsie, NY, is recalling its 2-lb., 5-lb. and 15-lb. boxes of “Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled boxes of “Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats” were distributed nationwide in retail stores… Continue Reading

Sweet Basil Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Lisy Corporation of Miami, FL, is voluntarily recalling 6-oz. jars of Lisy Sweet Basil (Albahaca), Item #1132, Lot numbers A013 0518 & A014 0518, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. Lisy Sweet Basil, 6-oz bottle, UPC Code 0 96786… Continue Reading

Federal Criminal Charges Against ConAgra Still Possible Over Peter Pan Outbreak

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Federal criminal charges related to contaminated peanut butter produced in 2007 in Sylvester, GA, may yet be brought against the owner, ConAgra Foods Inc. Citing a ConAgra report, the Atlanta Business Chronicle on Tuesday disclosed that the company and the U.S. Department of Justice are in ongoing discussions regarding the investigation. “We are pursuing a… Continue Reading

Study: Zapping Raw Eggs With Radio Waves Can Zap Salmonella

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Raw chicken eggs are in many commonly consumed foods – eggnog, hollandaise sauce and mayonnaise, to name a few – and since about one of every 20,000 chicken eggs in the U.S. runs a high risk of containing Salmonella bacteria, the only way to be sure these bacteria are killed is to hard-boil the eggs… Continue Reading

New Study Finds IBS More Common in Adults Who Had Salmonella as Children

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Children who suffer Salmonella-induced gastroenteritis are more likely to develop irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) later in life, according to a new study released this month in the journal Gastroenterology. Italian researchers collected data from victims of a 1994 culture-proven foodborne Salmonella enteritidis outbreak that involved 1,811 patients in Bolognia, Italy. Study participants included a cohort… Continue Reading

European Food Safety Authority Addresses Pathogen Risks of Leafy Greens

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The European Food Safety Authority’s Panel on Biological Hazards has issued the first of five scientific opinions requested by the European Commission. The first one, published Thursday, addresses the public health risk posed by Salmonella and norovirus on leafy greens eaten raw as salads. The panel considered risk factors along the whole food chain, including… Continue Reading

Controlling Pathogens: Options and a Recommendation

Opinion

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My previous articles have outlined that certain strains of Salmonella are virulent and pathogenic to humans. As such, they are adulterants by definition of the Meat and Poultry Inspection Acts, even in raw meat or poultry products. These pathogenic strains can be identified by their pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) profile or other genetic assays…. Continue Reading