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Rapid detection of foodborne pathogens

A researcher at University of Malaya, Malaysia, has developed a real-time method based on specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to detect dangerous bacteria causing foodborne diseases in raw chicken.

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CDC warns of Salmonella illnesses linked to raw chicken

(HealthDay)—The number of people sickened in a Salmonella outbreak linked to raw chicken products now stands at 92 people in 29 states, U.S. health officials said today.

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Standards aim to cut down on salmonella in poultry

The government is pushing the poultry industry to make their chicken and turkey a little safer with new standards aimed at reducing the number of cases of foodborne illness by 50,000 a year.

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Study identifies risky food safety practices in home kitchens

(Medical Xpress)—While most consumers are very aware of food safety issues, including salmonella, and the risk of foodborne illness, many do not follow recommended food safety practices in preparing their own meals at home, ...

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UK issues dire warning on washing chicken

British authorities advised consumers on Monday against washing chicken saying that, contrary to common belief, the practice could lead to food poisoning.

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Report finds contamination in most chicken sold in US

Almost all of the raw chicken sold in the US contains potentially harmful bacteria such as salmonella and E.coli, according to an analysis by Consumer Reports published Thursday.

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USDA: Poultry plants linked to outbreak stay open

The Agriculture Department says three California poultry processing facilities linked to a salmonella outbreak in raw chicken can stay open, for now.

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