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Forum Post: The Shutdown Could Make This Serious Salmonella Outbreak Even Worse

Posted 10 months ago on Oct. 9, 2013, 3:22 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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Over at Wired, Maryn McKenna reports on a major outbreak of the foodborne illness salmonella. So far, 278 people in 18 states have been sickened with the pathogen, which causes fever, cramps, diarrhea, and in severe cases, even death. In a press release the USDA identified the source of the outbreak as contaminated raw chicken from a producer called Foster Farms and said that the products were sold at supermarkets in Washington State, Oregon, and California. As of 11:30 AM EDT Tuesday, Foster Farms had a note up saying, "No recall is in effect. Products are safe to consume if properly handled and fully cooked." Foster Farms' chicken was linked to another salmonella outbreak—134 illnesses in 13 states—in July, the CDC reported. http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/10/major-salmonella-outbreak

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