How Bad Are the Germs in Public Restrooms, Really?

Communal bathrooms can harbor plenty of pathogens, but simple precautions will help keep them at bay.

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Hydroponic Lettuce Was Seen as Safe From Salmonella, Until an Outbreak

The F.D.A. criticized measures at a hydroponics greenhouse linked to an outbreak last summer, and offered guidelines that have ramifications for the popular industry.

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Rodent Infestation at Family Dollar Warehouse Leads to Hundreds of Closures

F.D.A. inspectors said that a fumigation of the West Memphis, Ark., distribution center last month revealed more than 1,100 dead rodents. A far-reaching recall has been issued for stores in six states.

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How to Minimize the Risk of Food Poisoning

You can protect yourself up to a point if you take proper precautions with the foods you purchase.

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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Onions Sickens More Than 650

The C.D.C. urged consumers to throw away any whole red, white or yellow onions they purchased that do not have a sticker or packaging.

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Recalled Pet Food May Be Linked to 130 Dog Deaths, F.D.A. Says

The agency warned Midwestern Pet Foods Inc. that its dry dog food may also have sickened 220 pets.

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More Than 59,000 Pounds of Chicken Products Are Recalled

The recalled products may be contaminated and linked to a salmonella outbreak, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Stop Kissing and Snuggling Chickens, C.D.C. Says After Salmonella Outbreak

More than 160 illnesses and dozens of hospitalizations have been reported across 43 states, officials said. “These are not house pets and a lot of people confuse that,” a poultry educator said.

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Salmonella Outbreak Is Linked to Wild Birds and Feeders, C.D.C. Says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 19 people had been sickened in eight states.

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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Bagged Peaches Sickens Dozens

At least 68 cases and 14 hospitalizations have been reported in nine states, federal health authorities said.

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Salmonella Cases Linked to Onions Increase to Nearly 900

Grocery chains, including Publix and Giant Eagle, have recalled onions supplied by Thomson International and products that may contain the onions.

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Red Onions Linked to Salmonella Outbreak, Officials Say

More than 500 cases and at least 75 hospitalizations have been reported in the United States and Canada, the health authorities said.

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How Are My Kids Still Getting Sick In Lockdown?

Many infections come from within. Doctors explain what they are and what to do about them.

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Your Chicken Is No Longer Pink. That Doesn’t Mean It’s Safe to Eat.

Next time you cook chicken, don’t rely on the color of the meat to tell you if it’s cooked enough to avoid food poisoning.

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Don’t Let Food Poisoning Ruin Your Holiday

Recent outbreaks from flour and more are good reasons to keep food safety practices at the top of mind this season.

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Don’t Rinse the Bird. A Myth to Dispel Before the Holidays.

Many home cooks wash the chicken or turkey before cooking, but that only increases the risk of food-borne illness.

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