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May 2, 2013 at 12:40 PM
Federal health regulators are just now deciding whether triclosan — the germ-killing ingredient found in an estimated 75 percent of anti-bacterial liquid soaps and body washes sold in the U.S. — is ineffective, or worse, harmful.
Apr 6, 2013 at 10:11 AM
The Washington Department of Health is warning people about a recall of frozen food related to a potentially deadly national outbreak of E. coli.
Jan 29, 2013 at 8:07 AM
A government study has fingered leafy green vegetables as the leading source of food poisoning illnesses. However, the most food-related deaths were from contaminated chicken and other poultry.
Dec 11, 2012 at 7:42 AM
It's about to get faster and easier to diagnose food poisoning, but that progress for individual patients comes with a downside: It could hurt the nation's ability to spot and solve dangerous outbreaks.
Oct 27, 2012 at 10:17 AM
Health officials in southwest Washington are investigating one confirmed case and another probable case of E. coli-related illness in children who visited a pumpkin patch and petting zoo.
Oct 20, 2012 at 7:01 PM
A small herd of goats caused plenty of problems for a North Carolina high school hoping to play a home football game on senior night.
Sep 28, 2012 at 10:59 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has expanded its public health alert regarding contaminated Canadian beef products that have been distributed across Canada and the United States, including Washington state.
Sep 24, 2012 at 12:35 PM
The grocery chain, which is owned by Supervalu Inc., said the move follows an expanded recall by XL Foods Inc. for ground beef products imported to the U.S. from Canada.
Sep 12, 2012 at 8:55 PM
Federal health officials say ricotta cheese tainted with listeria bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses including at least one death.
Sep 12, 2012 at 5:15 PM
Federal health officials say ricotta cheese tainted with listeria bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses including at least one death.
Jul 22, 2012 at 9:32 AM
E.coli was found in some of Portland's drinking water, prompting a 'boil water notice' for Saturday evening. It was lifted early Sunday morning after further testing.
Jun 12, 2012 at 7:02 PM
There's a new word of warning about the well water in Dexter. The Lane County Health Department wants to make sure potential hazards wont make people sick.
May 21, 2012 at 3:30 PM
The Oregon Dairy Farmers Association is calling for tighter restrictions on the sale of unpasteurized milk following an E. coli outbreak that sickened nearly 20 people last month.
May 2, 2012 at 9:40 AM
The government plans to speed up the process for testing E. coli in meat, a move that will help authorities more quickly track the source of the deadly bacteria and hasten recalls.
Apr 13, 2012 at 1:40 PM
Health officials are issuing an alert about unpasteurized milk that is believed to be the source of E.coli infections in four children.