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Minnesota gets $1M to strengthen response to food-borne outbreaks

The funding from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration comes in the wake of several food recalls -- ranging from ground turkey meat to cantaloupes. The money will be put towards training and developing an action plan to be used during food safety events.
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The funding from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration comes in the wake of several food recalls -- ranging from ground turkey meat to cantaloupes. The money will be put towards training and developing an action plan to be used during food safety events.

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