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Are Cases of Flesh-eating Bacteria Really on the Rise?
Through July 5, health officials in the state of Florida have reported 13 cases of the bacterial infection, and four deaths, in four counties in the state that lie along the Gulf coast.
New Treatment for Fruits Could Extend Shelf Life, Reduce Food-borne Illness
Wet steam processing of fruits has the potential to significantly reduce the incidence of food-borne illness associated with contaminated fresh-cut fruits, a new study has suggested.
Will the FSMA Prove Effective Enough to Bolster Food Safety in the US?

New legislation designed to bolster food safety regulations in the United States largely hands increased power to state agencies overseeing the farming sector.

Dole Involved in Criminal Investigation Due to Failure to Report Listeria
Executives at Dole Food Co. Inc. knew about an outbreak of Listeria at the company’s salad production plant in Springfield, Ohio for more than a year before shutting it down in January.
Mobile App Can Help Prevent Food-borne Infections
In an effort to aid in the prevention of food-borne infections, the USDA created a mobile app that provides users with “valuable storage advice” to help maximize shelf-life, prolong freshness, and improve the quality of foods and beverages.
CRF Frozen Foods Recall Expands to Organic Fruits and Vegetables

Consumers should note that the recalled products may have been purchased in all fifty US states and select provinces in Canada: British Colombia, Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

Scientists Identify Compounds That Render Listeria Nonpathogenic
A new study has identified compounds that can reduce the virulence of the pathogenic bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.
Starbucks Recalls Breakfast Sandwiches for Fear of a Listeria Outbreak
Progressive Gourmet Inc. recalls English Muffin breakfast sandwiches from 250 Starbucks stores in Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma, due to fear of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
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