Tuesday
Feb092016

With lawsuit pending, fourth victim of UPMC mold outbreak dies

The fourth person who became infected with mold last year while a patient at UPMC died Saturday while still in hospital care. Mr. DuVall was an organ transplant patient at UPMC Presby when he contracted the fungal-sourced mold infection along with three other transplant patients who already had died.

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Thursday
Jan142016

A Billion in Pandemic Prevention Is Worth a Trillion in Cure

The world is warned to prepare now for health crises such as the Ebola outbreak, or pay a lot more later.

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Monday
Jan042016

DOJ Investigating Blue Bell Creameries Response to Listeria Contamination 

According to sources, the US Department of Justice has commenced a criminal probe into the listeria contamination episode of Blue Bell Creameries LP. In April 2015, the Texas-based company issued a recall of all its ice creams, frozen yogurt, sherbet and other frozen treats sold in 23 states following the report of listeria contamination that had infected all the three plants of the company.

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Monday
Dec282015

Inside Chipotle’s Contamination Crisis

Almost 500 people around the country have become sick from Chipotle food since July, according to public-health officials.

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Saturday
Dec122015

Study links contaminants in milk to Parkinson's disease

A pesticide used by farmers until it was banned for commercial sale in the United States in 1988 was linked to the development of Parkinson's disease in people who consumed it in milk, researchers reported in a new study.

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Friday
Dec042015

Chipotle to tighten food safety standards for produce

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is making changes to its standards for produce suppliers as it improves food-safety protocols in a way that could eliminate some local suppliers next year, the company said Thursday.

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Friday
Dec042015

WHO calls for fighting food borne diseases that can be deadly

At least 600 million people, or 1 in 10 worldwide, fall ill from contaminated food each year and 420,000 die, many of them young children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

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Friday
Dec042015

Rio's Olympic Waters Even Worse Than Expected: Human Fecal Matter, MRSA, Viruses Found

Rio de Janeiro's waterways are even more contaminated than previously thought and there are no efforts being taken to clean them up for next year's Olympics, according to Fox News.

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Tuesday
Nov242015

New York Giants’ Daniel Fells Undergoes 9th Surgery in Battle with MRSA

New York Giants tight end Daniel Fells may be at home and with his family, but his ongoing battle with a MRSA infection that nearly cost him a foot continues. And on Monday, Fells will undergo his ninth overall surgery and his second of November.

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Tuesday
Nov102015

Boston to assign restaurants letter grades

Early next year, diners in Boston will get a new tool to learn how clean a restaurant is — a city-issued letter grade rating the establishment’s food safety practices.

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