Thursday
Aug042016

Texas hands Blue Bell potential $850K fine over listeria

Texas fined Blue Bell Creameries for a listeria contamination last year linked to the deaths of three people, but the ice cream maker could end up paying only a fraction of the $850,000 penalty under an agreement announced Friday.

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Thursday
Jun302016

Cleaning spray sets off shock explosion in Frankfurt cafe

Four people have been injured in an explosion at a cafe in a Frankfurt shopping district. The culprit: cleaning products.

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Friday
Jun102016

Why Some Hospitals Are Banning Flowers and Balloons

Flowers, balloons and other traditional get-well gifts are no longer welcome in many hospitals that are increasingly focused on reducing the risk of infection and allergic reactions.

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Friday
May272016

USDA requires labeling of "Blade tenderized" for risk of pathogens

A new USDA-mandated label will start appearing on cuts of beef this week, noting whether the meat was run through a machine that uses blades or needles to pierce and break down the muscle fibers and make it easier to chew. But it also means the meat has a greater chance of being contaminated and making you sick.

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Friday
May272016

Woman found to harbor infection resistant to antibiotic of last resort

For the first time, doctors have diagnosed an American with an infection that can't be treated with an antibiotic of last resort, an ominous development in the battle against antibiotic resistance, according to a new study.

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Friday
May272016

How to stop superbugs from killing 10 million people a year

Superbugs could kill one person every three seconds by 2050, the equivalent of 10 million people a year, according to the final report last week from the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, established in 2014 to keep the world from being "cast back into the dark ages of medicine."

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Friday
May202016

Frozen food recall over listeria contamination widens

Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem the listeria-linked illnesses and deaths worry it'll be difficult to get consumers to dig through their freezers and check for products they may have bought as far back as 2014.

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Friday
May202016

Trendy food trucks: A poor health safety record 

Food trucks have become a popular staple of the local food scene, but they have been lagging behind restaurants and even sidewalk food carts in one important category -- health safety, a Times data analysis found.

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Wednesday
May112016

Trader Joe's expands recall of frozen products over listeria concerns

Grocery store Trader Joe’s has expanded a recall of frozen vegetables due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

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Wednesday
May112016

Raw Apricot Kernels Pose Risk Of Cyanide Poisoning, Warns EFSA 

Eating more than three small raw apricot kernels, or less than half of one large kernel can be toxic to adults while consuming even one small apricot kernel can be fatal for toddlers, warns the European Food Safety Authority.

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