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Lettuce grows in a field in Gonzales, Calif. The Food and Drug Administration has released new food safety rules that cover farmers who grow fresh produce, as well as food importers. David Paul Morris/Getty Images hide caption

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The vast majority of reported cases of norovirus — the leading cause of foodborne disease outbreaks and illnesses across the country — have been linked to infected food industry workers. iStockphoto hide caption

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Peanut Corporation of America's then-president Stewart Parnell arrives at federal court in 2009. Parnell was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak from tainted peanut butter products. Don Petersen/AP hide caption

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Peanut Exec Gets 28 Years In Prison For Deadly Salmonella Outbreak

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Frozen tuna lies on the ground at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. The FDA recommends freezing raw fish before serving it in sushi as a way to keep it free of parasites. But as a recent outbreak of Salmonella in the U.S. highlights, freezing doesn't guarantee that raw sushi fish is pathogen-free. Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images hide caption

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A clampdown on contamination in growing fields has pushed out wildlife and destroyed habitats. Adam Cole/NPR hide caption

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Don't Fear The Wild Animals, Researchers Tell Salad-Makers

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To Avoid Intestinal Distress While Traveling Overseas, Skip The Ceviche

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Once the roots of the Eskimo potato got too tough to eat, Christopher McCandless started collecting the seeds in a plastic bag, says author Jon Krakauer. Photo courtesy of McCandless family hide caption

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After initially recalling products made at its Oklahoma facility, Blue Bell is now asking retailers and customers to throw away or return all of its products currently on the market. Blue Bell hide caption

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Food companies can make safety evaluations of their products in secret without ever telling the Food and Drug Administration. Luciano Lozano/Ikon Images/Corbis hide caption

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An FDA field inspector in Los Angeles checks imported shrimp, February 2009. More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say that leads to a lack of coordination, a patchwork of rules and holes in the system. FDA hide caption

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