The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA), formerly the United Fresh and Produce Marketing Association, has distributed a report on Cyclospora cayetanensis in produce.

This report is released and published by the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF).  The USDA empowers this committee, and it is not otherwise

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Federal public health officials have begun an investigation into an outbreak of Salmonella Thompson infections but have not yet identified a source.

The Food and Drug Administration announced the outbreak yesterday afternoon, saying that 64 people have been confirmed infected so far. The agency did not release any patient information

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The FDA is reporting that Pico de Gallo was behind a Salmonella outbreak that sickened almost 40 people.

Although investigators identified the cause of the outbreak, the Food and Drug Administration is not reporting what brand of Pico de Gallo was implicated. The agency reported that 37 people were sickened

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The Food and Drug Administration has closed an investigation into an outbreak of infections from E. Coli O26 without having found the source of the pathogen.

The agency reports that the outbreak has ended with 13 patients having been identified. The FDA did not reveal any patient information, such as

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Federal investigators are looking into a new outbreak of infections from Listeria monocytogenes. An investigation into an E. Coli outbreak has ended without a source having been identified.

The Food and Drug Administration has initiated traceback in relation to the Listeria outbreak, but the agency has not reported what food

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Almost 500 more people are sick in an outbreak of infections from the microscopic Cyclospora parasite. Sick people have been identified in 34 states.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that there are now 1,063 patients identified as part of multiple outbreaks. Of those with complete information

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Patient counts continue to increase in three cyclospora outbreaks and one Salmonella outbreak.

Sources of the parasite and the bacteria have not yet been determined, according to updates from the Food and Drug Administration.

Patient counts are holding steady in two outbreaks of infections from E. coli. An outbreak from

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