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Health officials link US salmonella outbreak to red onions

Aug. 1, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

Federal health officials say an outbreak of salmonella infecting nearly 400 people in more than 30 states has been linked to red onions, and identified a California company as the likely source. The Food and Drug Administration said in a statement on Friday that Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield,...

Smithfield, OSHA reach agreement on sharing information

Jul. 31, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Smithfield Foods and federal workplace safety investigators have reached an agreement over sharing information on a coronavirus outbreak at Smithfield's pork processing plant in South Dakota. As part of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration's investigation into an...

Unions sue USDA over faster chicken plant production speeds

Jul. 28, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The union representing workers at chicken processing plants in six states sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday, saying its policy of allowing companies to slaughter birds more quickly endangers workers and makes it more difficult to protect against spread of the...

FILE - In this Saturday, May 23, 2020, file photo, a man wearing a face mask is reflected in a mirror as he waits inside his car to be tested for COVID-19 while volunteers take registration information in Annandale, Va. COVID-19 testing was available from Fairfax County at no cost and without a doctor's order. Hundreds of people had lined up in cars and on foot by 10 a.m. Officials planned on testing about 1,000 people from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Six takeaways of the KHN/AP public health investigation

Jul. 1, 2020 7:57 AM EDT

Local and state public health departments in the United States work to ensure that people have healthy water to drink, their restaurants don’t serve contaminated food and outbreaks of infectious diseases don’t spread. Those departments now find themselves at the forefront of fighting the coronavirus...

At least 6 in North Dakota sickened by recalled salad mixes

Jun. 29, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — At least six people in North Dakota have been sickened with an illness associated with bagged salad mixes, according to the state Department of Health. The cases are part of a larger outbreak occurring in Midwestern states. All six in North Dakota ate Marketside brand salad. The...

Bagged grocery store salad sickens more than 100 in 7 states

Jun. 23, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A recalled bagged salad distributed to a dozen Midwestern states by grocery stores has sickened 122 people in seven states and sent 19 to the hospital, the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The salad distributed by Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco and Aldi grocery...

Publix recalls some of its salad products in several states

Jun. 21, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

One of the South’s largest grocery store chains is announcing a recall of some salads sold in its stores. Publix announced that Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Fresh Express 11.5-ounce Southwest Chopped Kit. Publix said said the problem is that wheat, soy, cashews, and coconut...