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The Food and Drug Administration has started testing randomly selected fresh herbs and prepared guacamole. So far, the agency has found dangerous bacteria in 3 percent to 6 percent of the samples it tested. Joff Lee/Getty Images hide caption

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Patrick Quade launched iwaspoisoned.com after he visited a deli and later became ill. Today, his site contains more than 75,000 food-borne sickness reports from 90 countries and 46 U.S. states. Garvey Rich hide caption

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In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration sent an advisory about an outbreak of listeria linked to cantaloupes killed 33 people. Gosia Wozniacka/AP hide caption

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FDA Not Doing Enough To Fix Serious Food Safety Violations, Report Finds

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For the first time, scientists have carefully analyzed all the critters in a kitchen sponge. There turns out to be a huge number. Despite recent news reports, there is something you can do about it. Joy Ho for NPR hide caption

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So Your Kitchen Sponge Is A Bacteria Hotbed. Here's What To Do

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A typical label includes safe cooking instructions. This label on blade-tenderized beef sold at Costco recommends 160 degrees as the minimum internal temperature, which doesn't require a three-minute rest time. Lydia Zuraw/KHN for NPR hide caption

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The USDA has found salmonella on about a quarter of all cut-up chicken parts heading for supermarket shelves. It's a good reason to handle raw chicken carefully, wash your hands afterward, and cook the meat well. Sandor Weisz/Flickr hide caption

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USDA Imposes Stricter Limit On Salmonella Bacteria In Poultry Products

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Dole has voluntarily withdrawn from the market all of its Dole-branded and private label packaged salads processed at a Springfield, Ohio plant because the plant has been linked to a Listeria outbreak. iStockphoto hide caption

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A woman washes dishes on the street in Hanoi, Vietnam. The World Health Organization says the burden of foodborne disease in Southeast Asia is one of the highest in the world. Luong Thai Linh/EPA/Landov hide caption

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A Chipotle Mexican Grill was closed in Boston on Tuesday. According to a Boston College spokesman, 120 students have gotten sick after eating at the fast-food chain. Scott Eisen/Getty Images hide caption

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Chipotle Faces Another Foodborne Illness Outbreak, This Time In Boston

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A health inspection grade is posted outside a Manhattan eatery. In several cities, Yelp users can now find out how a restaurant scored on its health inspection well before they walk through the door. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's PulseNet service monitors clusters of sickness linked to potentially dangerous strains of foodborne pathogens such as E.coli or salmonella. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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CDC: Shutdown Strains Foodborne Illness Tracking

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Customers line up for an ice cream van at the 2011 Glastonbury Music Festival in southwest England. Matt Cardy/Getty Images hide caption

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