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  • Six major food recalls

    Cargill's Aug. 3 recall of 36 million pounds of ground turkey is the latest in a string of high-profile food recalls in the United States. The volume of meat recalled was a quarter of the largest meat recall on record, but it was linked to far more health effects. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that more than 15 percent of Americans – some 48 million – become ill from food-borne pathogens each year. Most outbreaks are local events; a few are national in scope. Here's a look at some of the biggest food recalls in the past five years:
    08/05/2011 08:02 pm

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  • Lettuce recall: 90 cartons of romaine? Oops, 2,500.

    Lettuce recall for listeria initially mentioned only cartons destined for retail in a few states. True Leaf Farms now says lettuce recall involves nearly 2,500 cartons, mostly sold to restaurants, cafeterias, and other institutions in 19 states and Canada.
    10/05/2011 12:22 am

  • Listeria outbreak: Victims file lawsuits, but will they receive damages?

    At least five lawsuits have already been filed against Jensen Farms, whose Rocky Ford brand of cantaloupe has been linked to a listeria outbreak. But as a family farm, it has limited capital.
    09/30/2011 08:59 pm

  • Lettuce recall: latest sign of listeria

    Lettuce recall involves 90 cartons of chopped romaine lettuce in at least three western states with use by date of Sept. 29. California farm initiated lettuce recall after random check found listeria.
    09/30/2011 11:31 am

  • Listeria outbreak: How safe is America's food chain?

    Listeria-related deaths in the US from tainted cantaloupes have raised concern about America's food chain. While problems remain, there have also been improvements, experts say.
    09/29/2011 08:32 pm

  • Despite listeria outbreak, cantaloupes safe to eat if…

    Worst listeria outbreak in more than a decade shines harsh light on safety of cantaloupes. They're safe to eat, scientists say, if consumers take steps to prevent spread of pathogens like listeria.
    09/28/2011 03:03 pm

  • Cantaloupe recall: Colorado farm linked to listeria

    Cantaloupe recall issued in 17 states after officials find listeria in Jensen Farms melon. Cantaloupe recall involves 300,000 cases of fruit typically with green-and-white or gray-yellow-green stickers.
    09/15/2011 06:23 pm

  • Turkey recall, part II: Are you affected?

    Turkey recall by food giant Cargill involves lean ground turkey branded Honeysuckle White, HEB, and Kroger. The action follows a huge Cargill turkey recall in August.
    09/13/2011 11:26 am

  • Ground beef recall: Is your ground beef on the list?

    Ground beef recall: More than 60,000 pounds of ground beef sold at Publix, Winn-Dixie, Walmart, and Krogers in the Southeast has been recalled by the USDA due to concerns over contamination.
    08/15/2011 05:09 pm

  • Six major food recalls

    Cargill's Aug. 3 recall of 36 million pounds of ground turkey is the latest in a string of high-profile food recalls in the United States. The volume of meat recalled was a quarter of the largest meat recall on record, but it was linked to far more health effects. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that more than 15 percent of Americans – some 48 million – become ill from food-borne pathogens each year. Most outbreaks are local events; a few are national in scope. Here's a look at some of the biggest food recalls in the past five years:
    08/05/2011 08:02 pm

  • Ground turkey recall: Why the lag between illnesses and a public alert?

    Cargill launched a voluntary recall of 36 million pounds of ground turkey on Wednesday. The government’s investigation into the salmonella outbreak went through a lengthy research process in which results had to be confirmed.
    08/04/2011 09:40 pm

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What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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