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The demand for eggs is growing following a recent Salmonella outbreak being traced back to Wozniak Poultry Farms in Poland. The European Food Safety Authority now reporting the victim count is topping 350 with 10 countries reporting cases.

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Since 1994, September has been National Food Safety Month in the United States. Each year, September is used as a time to increase awareness and provide training in hopes of reducing the number of people made sick by foodborne pathogens.

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On August 17, the FDA released its final rule on the presence of substances generally recognized as safe (GRAS) in food. The rule represents a major shift in the approval process, as the FDA will step away from testing and review completely, granting food producers the right to use any substance that "qualified experts" consider safe. This transition, first proposed back in 1997, is designed to streamline GRAS approval, but skeptics are concerned the FDA is ceding valuable regulatory power.

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Industry estimates suggest about two percent of eggs on the shelves of U.S. supermarkets have the potential to make consumers sick. That may sound like a low percentage at first, but it translates to a worrisome 830,000 tainted eggs every year.

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Foodborne diseases result in about 9.4 million illnesses each year in the United States, and most occur where your food is prepared. That's according to the CDC, who released its annual report Tuesday on outbreaks for 2014.

Over the entire year, there were 864 outbreaks in the U.S. involving 12,246 people, ultimately leading to 21 deaths. In 2014 there were only 21 recalls, so what's to blame? The CDC says it all stems from where you eat, holding restaurants accountable for 65% of the outbreaks. The most common food poisonings: Salmonella, E.Coli, Listeria, and the Norovirus.

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