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66 sick with Salmonella in another chick outbreak

July 24, 2012 by

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by Doug Powell Another chick outbreak; they’ve always been there, but people of all professions may be more attuned to the chick link. Idaho now joins the club as the source of the fifth Salmonella outbreak linked to mail-order chicks and ducklings to surface since 2011. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports 37 people […]

USDA plans to let chicken plants run faster with fewer inspectors.

June 7, 2012 by

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As part of the U.S. President’s push to streamline regulations on businesses, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to let chicken slaughterhouses run production lines faster and with fewer federal inspectors, the Los Angeles Times reported June 6. Under the proposal, production lines would be allowed to move 25 percent faster, while the government […]

48% of Chicken in Small Sample Has E. Coli

April 12, 2012 by

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A recent test of packaged raw chicken products bought at grocery stores across the country found that roughly half of them were contaminated with the bacteria E. coli. A report of E. coli in chickens at stores has ignited debate over potential health threats in poultry. E. coli, which the study said was an indicator […]

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