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Tri State Beef Recall Due To E. Coli Risk
Tri State Beef, a Cincinnati, Ohio, establishment, is recalling approximately 228,596 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157 : H7 , the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service ( FSIS ) announced today. The following product is subject to recall: Combo bins of "TRI-STATE BEEF CO., INC BONELESS BEEF." Each bin bears the establishment number "EST. 1750" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products subject to recall were produced between July 19, 2011 and July 22, 2011, and sold to federally-inspected establishments for ...
Pumping the Fluids to Save Kids' Kidneys
It is a serious problem when a child gets infected with E. coli - a bacteria that can cause kidney failure. Now, researchers have found a way to protects children's kidneys from the bacteria.
Foodborne Outbreak Potentially Associated With Papaya
The FDA is warning consumers not to eat papayas from Agromod Produce, Inc., a distributor in McAllen,Texas.
New Ways to Fight E. Coli Infection
Now that the deadly E. coli outbreak in Germany is winding down, attention is being turned to prevention. One expert has decided to focus on ways to thwart E. coli poisoning.
Source of May E. Coli Outbreak Pinpointed
After weeks of wrongly fingering the source of the deadly German E. coli, the European Food Safety Authority has confirmed in a report that one lot of contaminated fenugreek seeds from Egypt likely caused the May outbreak that sickened thousands.
Vaccine for Kids Rocks
Rotavirus can happen to anyone, but is most dangerous for infants and the elderly. A vaccine is now available for young children between the ages of 6 and 12 weeks.
USDA Awards Grants to Increase Food Safety
There is always a risk of foodborne illness, but with increased summer cookouts, the rate can be higher than other times of year. Food left out in the sun can spoil and meats not cooked thoroughly can be problematic.
Explanation for Deadlier E. Coli Strain
Scientists have finally discovered an explanation for the greater virulence of the deadly strain of E. Coli that swept through Germany recently sickening thousands.
FDA Warns Kellogg About Listeria
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued to the Kellogg Company, best known for making Corn Flakes cereal, a  warning letter after the pathogen Listeria was found at its Georgia food manufacturing facility.
E. Coli Pathogen Found on Cucumber
German authorities initially blamed the E. coli outbreak on Spanish cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce, then backtracked. Then they pinpointed sprouts from northern Germany but that also turned out to be a false start.