Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Health

USDA warns poultry processor linked to salmonella outbreak

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Salmonella illness

Processor linked to outbreak is warned by USDA

The Agriculture Department is threatening to shut down three California poultry processing facilities linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 278 people across the country. The USDA said owner Foster Farms had until today to say how it will fix the problem. A USDA sampling in September showed raw chicken processed by those facilities included strains of salmonella linked to the outbreak. But the company has not recalled any products. In a letter to Foster Farms, the USDA said those samples coupled with illnesses suggest sanitary conditions at the facility "could pose a serious ongoing threat to public health." The first illnesses were reported in March and there has been a high rate of hospitalizations. The CDC said the salmonella is resistant to many antibiotics.

Twin births

Study finds natural birth safe for most

Most moms can safely give birth to twins without surgery, a big study finds. It's the latest research to question the need for C-sections, which are done in one-third of all births in the United States and three-fourths of those involving twins. Dr. Jon Barrett of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center in Toronto led a study in 25 countries of 2,800 women pregnant with twins. The results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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