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salmonella

sal muh ne luh

  • n  rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; cause typhoid fever and food poisoning; can be used as a bioweapon

  • So how much damage can a few rotten tomatoes really do? The tomato-linked salmonella outbreak announced by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 3 has claimed 228 victims .
  • If there's one panic that reoccurs like clockwork, it's salmonella in the food supply.
  • What Americans need to know about the outbreak of salmonella in their salad fruit of choice, and why it's so hard to determine the source of all the trouble.
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  • Henry Waxman in International Herald Tribune
    The situation at the plant is alarming,said Waxman, D-Calif. "It shows major gaps in our food safety system. I am extremely troubled by reports that the plant tested positive for salmonella numerous times but nothing was done to ensure...
  • Bart Stupak in San Francisco Chronicle
    This latest salmonella outbreak has shown us that it is necessary to have electronic record-keeping and trace-back systems in order to quickly detect the source of food-borne illnesses,Stupak said.
  • Barack Obama in OMB Watch
    Among the accomplishments, "My Administration has taken steps to reduce the prevalence of E. coli, implemented new standards to reduce exposure to Campylobacter, and issued a rule to control Salmonella contamination," Obama said.

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