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USDA Getting Tougher on Salmonella in Chicken Products

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government on Monday announced proposed new regulations that would force food processors to reduce the amount of salmonella bacteria found in some raw chicken products or risk being shut down. The proposed U.S. …

USDA Rethinks Approach to Controlling Salmonella in Poultry

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal health officials are rethinking their approach to controlling salmonella in poultry plants in the hope of reducing the number of illnesses linked to the bacteria each year, and on Tuesday the U.S. Department of Agriculture …

Clemson Students Find Bacteria Risk in Beer Pong

The most dangerous part of playing beer pong might not be drinking too much beer. A group of Clemson University students tested pingpong balls being used in beer pong games across campus one weekend last fall and discovered teeming bacteria. …

Oklahoma Baby is 3rd Sickened by Rare Bacteria

An Oklahoma baby is the third infant this month sickened by a rare type of bacteria sometimes associated with tainted powdered infant formula. The child, from Tulsa County, was infected with Cronobacter sakazakii but fully recovered, health officials said Wednesday. …

Kentucky Lake Closed to Swimming, Bacteria Cited

The beach at Lake Barkley State Resort Park has stayed closed for swimming, nearly a month after the traditional Memorial Day weekend opening because the waters have tested for high levels of E. coli bacteria. Park Manager John Jordan told …

New E.coli Outbreak in France Hits Children

Eight children have been admitted to hospital in northern France after eating beef burgers infected with a strain of E.coli bacteria, health officials said on Thursday, fanning fears of a wider outbreak. The officials said the bacteria was not related …