The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
Lee Hochberg reports on the difficulty in tracking the source of tainted foods and the complicated trail from production to sale.
In other news of the day, the FBI announced its investigation of more than 500 potential cases of corporate fraud, and tornadoes that swept through Oklahoma killed at least 8, destroying homes and businesses.
Jobless claims rose and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent surgery after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Jim Lehrer reports on these and other news developments of the day.
Federal investigators uncovered new details this week about conditions at a Georgia food factory that produced salmonella-tainted peanut products, which have killed eight and sickened hundreds more. Elizabeth Weise of USA Today updates the story.
Health officials are examining a salmonella outbreak linked to tainted peanut butter that has sickened nearly 500 people across 43 states and caused more than 100 product recalls. Betty Ann Bowser reports.
A salmonella outbreak in May sparked a lengthy investigation that first called tomato crops the culprits, causing farmers to lose $100 million, and later found the true source to be Mexican peppers. Tom Bearden reports on the salmonella probe.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that it still did not know the source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 869 people and plans to expand its search beyond tomatoes, the first suspected culprit. A USA Today…
Concerns over salmonella contamination have led the FDA to issue nationwide health warnings for tomatoes. This in turn has led to many vendors recalling or prohibiting the use of tomatoes in their products. A food safety journalist discusses the tomato…
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