Austin-based Whole Foods Market Inc. likely hasn’t been served with the notice it is being sued; it will likely choose its words carefully when it does respond.

That’s because the complaint against Whole Foods is mostly about words.

“This consumer fraud action concerns Whole Foods’ material misrepresentations and omissions about

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Antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter is more common on foreign chicken than domestic meat, according to an analysis in Sweden.

Research also found the majority of Campylobacter infections in patients infected abroad were resistant to antibiotic groups that are important in healthcare. However, no bacteria from meat or patients were resistant to a
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“Super bugs” and “food safety.” You can say the two in one breath simply because they are so closely connected.

“Super bugs” is a popularized term for “antibiotic resistance,” or “antimicrobial resistance.” They don’t go by that name for nothing. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
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University of California-Davis food scientists found raw milk purchased at retail stores can hold a large amount of antimicrobial-resistant genes if left at room temperature. 

Their findings are published in the journal Microbiome.

The UC Davis researchers collected 2,034 samples of unpasteurized milk from retail stores in California, Idaho,
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Citing efforts to improve transparency and public access to information about approved antibiotics for animas, the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has published certain medicated feed information, including information about Blue Bird labels, lists of licensed medicated feed mills, and Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) distributors.

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As the patient count continues to increase, officials have narrowed the likely source of a papaya-related Salmonella outbreak to one distributor selling the tropical fruit under the Cavi brand. No recalls have been initiated.

A total of 71 people from eight states now have been confirmed with infections, up from
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Campylobacter isolates with antimicrobial resistance have been found on whole fresh chickens sold at retail in the United Kingdom, according to a survey by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

The survey tested a subset of Campylobacter isolates from the U.K. retail chicken survey. Analysis between August 2016 and July 2017
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Antimicrobials used to treat diseases such as campylobacteriosis and salmonellosis are becoming less effective, according to a new research report.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) report confirmed the rise in antibiotic resistance identified in previous years.

Data on antimicrobial resistance
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Researchers from a German institute have expanded knowledge about produce harboring antibiotic resistance genes that often escape traditional molecular detection methods.

These antibiotic resistance genes might evade cultivation-independent detection, but could still be transferred to human pathogens, according to a team from the Julius Kühn Institut.

Fresh fruits and vegetables
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