Around 16,000 pounds of ground beef were pulled by Tyson Fresh Meats because of possible E. coli contamination. The affected 80% Lean Ground Beef items were distributed in five-pound packaging in New York and manufactured on May 16.
Diatherix Laboratories has entered a one-year joint contract with the FDA and HHS. The agreement calls for Diatherix to continue to develop diagnostics for Escherichia coli, Francisella tularensis and Babesia microti pathogens.
Cargill Meat Solutions recalled Your Fresh Market brand ground beef in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, British Columbia and Alberta because of possible E. coli contamination. The affected products, with the "best before" date 2014.NO.28, include Lean Ground Beef, Extra Lean Ground Beef, Medium Ground Beef and Extra Lean Ground Beef Sirloin.
Canadian researchers have developed a litmus paper that turns blue in the presence of E. coli, and they aim to explore new uses for the technology, including detecting other foodborne pathogens. About 265,000 Americans are infected with E. coli each year.
In a letter, the FDA cautioned Rx Depot of Tulsa, Okla., that selling prescription drugs imported from Canada violates the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Analysts forecast exponential growth in these types of stores, as Americans try harder to acquire affordable drugs.