Oregon Health Authority

The second-largest foodborne outbreak of Shigella flexneri in more than 30 years struck guests at an Oregon wedding last August.

Shigella flexneri is a Gram-negative, enteric pathogen and together with three other Shigella species, Shigella dysenteriae, Shigella sonnei, and Shigella boydii is responsible for about half a million cases of
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ICYMI, as the texters say, the FDA finally came clean about a dirty food production operation, naming Dixie Dew Products Inc. as the manufacturer of soy-based goo marketed as an allergen-free alternative to peanut butter.

illustration transparencyThe revelation Friday evening came weeks after FDA inspectors found filthy conditions, insect infestation and
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