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An algae bloom has closed Temescal Lake to swimming. (CBS)

Algae Bloom And E. Coli Close Popular East Bay Lakes To Swimmers And Their Dogs

With the unusually warm July temperatures (by Bay Area standards) two popular East Bay swimming spots have shut down due to health concerns caused by rare toxic algae blooms.

07/25/2014

E.Coli, also known as the EHEC bacteria in a lab petri dish. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Researchers Find Potentially-Deadly Germs Hiding In Airplane Cabins For Days

New findings from Auburn University show just how germ-filled the cabins of passenger jets really are. Scientists exposed six common airplane surfaces to MRSA, E. coli and other bacteria. They found that the potentially-deadly bacteria could survive for over a week.

05/21/2014

Some of the products made by Richmond-based Glass Onion Catering which have been recalled. (USDA)

Richmond Company Recalls Prepackaged Salad, Sandwiches

More than 90 tons of prepackaged salads and sandwiches by a Bay Area catering company are being recalled because a bacterial strain of E. coli has been linked to its products.

11/10/2013

Patrons of Burma Superstar in San Francisco read about an e.coli outbreak that closed the restaurant on August 30, 2013. (CBS)

E. Coli Outbreak Traced To Popular San Francisco Restaurant

Officials with the San Francisco Department of Public Health said Friday that the source of a recent E. coli outbreak has been traced to a popular restaurant in the city’s Richmond District.

08/30/2013

Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area in Pleasanton. (CBS)

East Bay Triathlon Participants Warned Of Bacteria Levels In Lake

More than 700 women are expected to participate Saturday in the annual See Jane Run triathlon in Pleasanton. But there are concerns about water quality in the lake where the swimming portion takes place.

09/21/2012

Contaminated Lettuce

Salinas Supplier Recalls Lettuce Over E. Coli Fears

A northern California produce supplier is voluntarily recalling romaine lettuce that was shipped to 19 states, Puerto Rico and Canada over fears of possible E. coli contamination.

08/19/2012

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Calif. Recalls Romaine Lettuce Over E.Coli Concerns

Some brands of bagged romaine lettuce salads are being recalled due to contamination with a strain of E. coli, according to state health department officials.

11/18/2011

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Washing Produce Won’t Necessarily Get Rid of E. Coli

One food safety expert says washing produce isn’t necessarily the solution to getting rid of E. coli if it’s grown in contaminated water.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/04/2011

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Tougher Food Safety Bill Passed In U.S. Senate

The Senate passed legislation Tuesday that would mean stepped up food inspections by the Food and Drug Administration.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/30/2010

Modesto Company Meat Recall

MODESTO, Calif. (KCBS)_ A Modesto company is recalling about 1 million pounds of ground beef products in four states after seven people were sickened by E-coli contamination.

08/06/2010