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  • Second death reported in nationwide salmonella outbreak

    September 9, 2015 6:29 PM

    SAN DIEGO - A second person has died in a salmonella outbreak that U.S. health officials believe stems from tainted cucumbers sold by a California company. Texas health officials on Wednesday blamed salmonella for the death of a woman in late August who had serious underlying health conditions. A 99-year-old... more »
  • Imported cucumbers in Louisiana are being recalled due to Salmonella

    September 5, 2015 2:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Cucumbers across Louisiana are being recalled after they were identified as the source of a multi-state Salmonella outbreak. The Department of Health and Hospitals and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration teamed up to recall all imported cucumbers that were distributed by Andrew & Williamson... more »
  • Egg executives get 3 months for salmonella outbreak

    April 13, 2015 3:14 PM

    SIOUX CITY, IA - Two former egg industry executives have been sentenced to three months in jail for their roles in a major 2010 salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands. Austin "Jack" DeCoster and his son Peter were sentenced Monday on shipping adulterated food charges. They will remain free while appealing... more »
  • Egg titan, son plead guilty in food safety case

    June 3, 2014 11:13 AM

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa - An egg industry titan, his son and the Iowa company they ran have pleaded guilty to federal food safety violations stemming from a salmonella outbreak in 2010. Austin "Jack" DeCoster and his son, Peter DeCoster, pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor charges of introducing adulterated food into... more »
  • Million jars of peanut butter dumped in New Mexico

    March 28, 2014 6:07 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Nearly a million jars of untainted peanut butter are being dumped at a New Mexico landfill. The $2.6 million worth of peanut butter is being hauled to the landfill in Curry County this week to expedite the sale of the bankrupt Sunland Inc., the peanut-processing plant in... more »
  • Tyson Foods recalls 33K pounds of chicken product

    January 12, 2014 5:42 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 34,000 pounds of mechanically separated chicken products that may be contaminated with a strain of salmonella. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday in a news release the product was not sold in retail stores. It was produced on Oct. 11... more »
  • Govt health and safety efforts slowed or halted

    October 9, 2013 8:59 AM

    WASHINGTON- The government shutdown has slowed or halted federal efforts to protect Americans' health and safety, from probes into the cause of transportation and workplace accidents to tracking the flu. The latest example: investigating an outbreak of salmonella in chicken that has sickened people in 18 states. The federal Centers... more »
  • Health stories for Jan. 31, 2013 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 31, 2013 2:40 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Jan. 31, 2013 - Researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge are taking a skeptical look at some popular weight loss myths, which they believe can lead to bad policy changes and public health recommendations. ... more »
  • FDA issues sweeping new food safety rules

    January 4, 2013 3:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is proposing the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens. The long-overdue rules are aimed at reducing the estimated 3,000 deaths a... more »
  • FDA halts operations at peanut butter plant

    November 26, 2012 4:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration has halted operations of the country's largest organic peanut butter processor, cracking down on salmonella poisoning for the first time with a new enforcement authority the agency gained in a 2011 food safety law. FDA officials found salmonella all over Sunland Inc.'s New... more »
  • FDA names Ind. farm tied to salmonella in melons

    August 23, 2012 7:39 AM

    OWENSVILLE, Ind. - The Food and Drug Administration has identified a southern Indiana farm that produces cantaloupes linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak and says the operation has recalled its melons. The FDA says Chamberlain Farms of Owensville could be one source of the multi-state outbreak. A Chamberlain... more »
  • Arkansas Firm Recalls Ground Turkey Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

    August 3, 2011 10:30 PM

    WASHINGTON- Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation, a Springdale, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 36 million pounds of ground turkey products that may be contaminated with a multi-drug resistant strain of Salmonella Heidelberg, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products subject to recall... more »
  • USDA announces recall of 36M lbs of ground turkey

    August 3, 2011 5:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Agriculture Department says meat giant Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of ground turkey linked to a death in California and at least 76 other salmonella illnesses. Illnesses in the outbreak date back to March and have been reported in 26 states coast to coast, including... more »
  • Jennie-O recalls 55,000 pounds of turkey burgers

    April 3, 2011 12:58 PM

    WILLMAR, Minn.- Jennie-O Turkey Store in Willmar is recalling nearly 55,000 pounds of frozen, raw turkey burgers that it says were sold at Sam's Club Stores nationwide. The meat may be contaminated with Salmonella. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the recall Saturday. It includes 4-pound boxes of... more »
  • FDA finds salmonella during egg farm inspections

    February 1, 2011 3:33 PM

    WASHINGTON - A series of Food and Drug Administration inspections at the nation's largest egg farms has found at least one operation contaminated with salmonella. The FDA is inspecting the country's 600 largest egg farms in the wake of a salmonella outbreak in eggs last summer that sickened at least... more »

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