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July 3, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Foster Farms issues recall after case of salmonella

FRESNO, Calif. — The first product recall has been issued for a California chicken producer since it was linked to an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella that has been making people sick for more than a year. The U.S. Department of Food and Agriculture said Thursday night it has found evidence directly linking Foster…


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October 7, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Health alert issued for raw chicken, some sold in Washington

SACRAMENTO — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is issuing a public health alert for raw chicken packaged at three Foster Farms facilities in California after 278 people have fallen ill. The USDA says that strains of Salmonella Heidelberg are associated with chicken distributed to retail outlets in Washington and Oregon in addition to California. The Salmonella outbreak…


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January 31, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Seven people sickened by hedgehogs, one person died in Washington state

In this file photo, a young hedgehog curls up in the hands of its owner at a hedgehog club exhibit in Anchorage, Alaska. Hedgehogs can sicken people by passing on a rare form of salmonella bacteria. (AP Photo/Al Grillo) The Associated Press UPDATED: 1 p.m. | Add those cute little hedgehogs to the list…


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September 25, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Trader Joe’s peanut butter recalled, linked to 30 salmonella cases

The Spokesman-Review A Spokane teen was among 30 people who were sickened with salmonella connected to a peanut butter sold by grocer Trader Joe’s. Spokane health officials say the teen, along with another Washington boy from Thurston County, became ill about 6 weeks ago. The peanut butter recall has now been expanded to dozens of peanut, cashew and…


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