Consumer Reports is out with a new analysis of what it describes as risky foods consumers should know about. 

The list was compiled after the organization looked at data from 2017 through 2022. The researchers focused on widely consumed foods that had recalls during the study period. They did not

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According to a study in the United Kingdom, imported chicken and salmon were more likely to be contaminated than domestic products.

Researchers said the work, published in the journal Food Microbiology, demonstrated the diverse pathogens present in various foods of animal and plant origin.

They looked at the prevalence

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Scientists have developed formal risk assessment models for Listeria monocytogenes in certain foods.

The models need to be tested and reviewed before being made public, said experts at a meeting organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

Findings come

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Experts have evaluated a range of methods to combat microbial hazards in fruit and vegetables.

The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meetings on Microbial Risk Assessment (JEMRA) covered the prevention and control of microbiological hazards in fresh fruits and vegetables and provided scientific advice on ways to control such hazards from primary

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In response to a history of hepatitis A and norovirus outbreaks associated with fresh and frozen berries, the FDA is developing a prevention strategy to enhance safety.

“In the U.S. there have been four HAV (hepatitis A) outbreaks and three NoV (norovirus) outbreaks linked to frozen berries from 1990 to

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UPDATE: After the FDA posted its update on March 2 the CDC followed with its own update on March 3. The CDC update included the same information as the FDA report.

Federal officials have reported they closed an investigation into an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to packaged
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