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Posted inEnvironment, Food Security

Foster Farms salmonella outbreak highlights flaws in food safety system

The Foster Farms chicken processing plant on Cherry Avenue in Fresno, Calif., is one of three plants linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 338 people across the country.Craig Kohlruss/The Fresno Bee via Associated Press Each month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture publishes a list calling out chicken processing plants across the […]

Posted inEnvironment, Food Security

9 questions we’re answering about salmonella

Fotokon/Shutterstock.com An outbreak of an especially strong form of salmonella has sickened hundreds of people in 20 states. But how it happened largely has remained a mystery. Here’s what we know about some of the more pressing questions surrounding the outbreak. Have other questions? Email the reporter at kmieszkowski@cironline.org. What led to the salmonella outbreak? […]