Entries in Contamination (77)

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
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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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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Wednesday
May112016

NY school poised for deep clean after students get norovirus 

Bayport-Blue Point High School on Long Island in New York was disinfected after several students returned from a trip with norovirus.

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Tuesday
Apr262016

Pesticide found in popular breakfast foods, test finds

Glyphosate, the most widely used agricultural herbicide, was found in 11 of 24 breakfast food samples tested recently. The Alliance for Natural Health-USA (ANH-USA) conducted the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) testing.

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Thursday
Feb182016

More than 5 million people will die from a frightening cause: Breathing

About 5.5 million people around the world die prematurely every year from breathing polluted air, and the majority of those deaths are occurring in China and India, where factories and coal-fired power plants are fueling economic growth, according to a report released Friday.

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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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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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