Turtles and Salmonella
3:05 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Salmonella-laden turtles infecting humans: is Missouri next?

A map showing the latest data regarding reported illness numbers of human Salmonella cases caused by turtles.
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Ok, we realize the headline is a little alarmist - but the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention actually suggests it's not that far-fetched.

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Morning round-up
8:56 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Morning headlines: Tuesday, August 21, 2012

(via Flickr/Indofunk Satish)

Akin launches ad asking for forgiveness

U.S. Representative Todd Akin launched an ad this morning apologizing for his statement that "legitimate rape" does not cause pregnancy.

The Republican made those statements in a television interview on Sunday. They ignited a firestorm of criticism from both sides of the aisle, and calls from his own party to drop out.

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Grape Tomato Recall
9:35 am
Thu December 1, 2011

Grape tomatoes from St. Louis-based company recalled over salmonella concern

Grape tomatoes.
(via Flickr/Squash Valley Produce)

A St. Louis-based produce company is recalling some grape tomatoes that could potentially be contaminated with salmonella.

Front Row Produce says it is recalling 10-ounce pint and 10-pound bulk grape tomatoes supplied by Rio Queen Citrus of Mission, Texas. The recalled produce was distributed to foodservice distributors and retail stores in Missouri and Illinois.

No illnesses have been reported. Front Row Produce says contamination was discovered after random testing by Rio Queen Citrus.

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Morning round-up
9:19 am
Thu August 4, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of ground turkey produced at an Arkansas plant after it was linked to a nationwide outbreak of salmonella.

St. Louis area grocers remove recalled turkey from shelves

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