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FDA proposes rules for safer imported foods

Chances are that about 15 percent of the food you eat — more if your diet includes lots of fruits, vegetables and cheese — comes from abroad, and the government is taking steps now to make it safer.Full story

U.S. report quantifies risk of listeria in deli foods

(Reuters) - Some simple safety techniques for food handling and preparation could help delicatessens and other food stores cut the risk of customers developing the potentially deadly foodborne illness of listeriosis, according to a U.S. government report released on Friday. Full story

Apple slices sold at McDonalds recalled

Sliced apples distributed to fast-food and grocery chains nationwide are among packaged products being recalled due to possible listeria contamination. Full story

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Bagged lettuce recall expands across nation

Sausage products recalled for possible listeria

Raw Milk a Raw Deal, CDC Says

Cooked eggs recalled in 34 states for possible listeria

Food facility audits largely ignore FDA guidance

CDC: 21 dead, 109 sick as cantaloupe outbreak grows

Miscarriage blamed on listeria-tainted cantaloupe

CDC: Cantaloupe outbreak infects 84, kills 15

Romaine lettuce recalled for listeria fears

Tainted cantaloupe likely gone; more illness expected


  Tainted cantaloupe claims more victims

Following this summer’s listeria outbreak, two more people have died, bringing the death toll to 23, and making this the worst case of food-borne illness in 25 years. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  To kill Listeria, wash that produce!

The deadliest food outbreak in more than a decade is raising fears about the nation’s produce, particularly lettuce and cantaloupe linked to deaths from coast to coast. Food expert Phil Lempert offers some practical advice on how to reduce the risks when preparing your next meal.

  What GOP cuts have to do with the listeria outbreak

At least 72 have been sickened and 16 have reportedly died due to a listeria outbreak. But while President Obama tried to sign a Food Safety Modernization Act into law, the GOP majority decided to gut the “food safety and inspection service” from the budget. Martin Bashir explains.

  Wash your greens to prevent food poisoning

Health magazine’s Dr. Roshini Raj speaks with TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie about common foods can make you sick and what you can do to prevent illness.

  Inside the Listeria Effect

The listeria tragedy could put pressure on the private sector to do more testing, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

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Michelle Wakley-Paciorek holds her daughter, Kendall, who was born prematurely when her mother contracted listeria after eating contaminated cantaloupe.
Michelle Wakley-Paciorek holds her daughter, Kendall, who was born prematurely when her mother contracted listeria after eating contaminated cantaloupe.

Michelle Wakley-Paciorek holds her daughter Kendall Paciorek after being examined by occupational therapist and a speech pathologist. Kendall's development will be closely watched in the first year for signs of any problems that might be caused by being born three months premature.


Newborn Kendall Paciorek gets special attention from her sister Madison and her mom Michelle Wakley-Paciorek on her first full day home from the hospital. Kendall was born three months prematurely with the virus Listeria, which her mother contracted from eating cantaloupe.