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By Guest Author On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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Detoxifying the Holidays: food safety, environmental issues with Christmas trees

The holiday season is fast approaching and soon families will discuss dinner menus, choose a tree and send out Christmas cards. With merriment and tradition in the thoughts of many excitedly planning festivities, More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
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What’s All The Rave About Doomsday Anyway?

A report in United We Serve states that a prepping professional survey reveals that not many people are all prepped up for disasters as they ought to be. Forty percent of the participants in the survey admitted More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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Shigella case from Wal-Mart’s Salsarita’s Restaurant results in lawsuit

Attorneys Bill Marler and Drew Falkenstein of Marler Clark, the nation’s only law firm dedicated to representing victims of foodborne illness, have filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Benton County, Arkansas More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Food poisoning 101: 3 spore-forming bacteria that cause foodborne illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.  Clostridium More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 7th, 2014
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Restaurant association releases statement in response to CDC norovirus report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Vital Signs report this week stating that most norovirus outbreaks from contaminated food occur in food service settings, CDC director Dr. Tom Friedan More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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Norovirus: Enforcing food safety practices is key to prevention

PRESS RELEASE Most norovirus outbreaks from contaminated food occur in food service settings, according to a Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Infected food workers are frequently More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, May 9th, 2014
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Vermont passes GMO labeling law, Monsanto and Dupont set to sue

Vermont will become the first state to enact a law requiring labels on foods with genetically modified ingredients after the governor signed the bill into law on Thursday afternoon. The bill will go into effect More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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Results on CDC Food Safety Progress Report a mixed bag

The nation’s food safety grades are out and the results are mixed.  CDC’s annual report card shows that foodborne infections continue to be an important public health problem in the United States. The rate More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, December 16th, 2013
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Seventy percent of the new diseases in humans are of animal origin: FAO report

There are numerous reasons why and how diseases jump species–from animals to humans–according to an FAO report released today that focuses on root causes and prevention of these emerging diseases. Severe More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
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Discussing foodborne illness with Dr. Doug Powell

Outbreaks of salmonella and the parasite, cyclospora, have been big stories in the news during recent weeks and months. Image/CDC To sort out some of the latest foodborne illness news, food scientist and editor More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
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USDA issues salmonella public health alert, nearly 300 illnesses reported in outbreak

With hundreds of people in 18 states having been sickened in a salmonella outbreak, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a public health alert yesterday. The More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 12th, 2013
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‘The Monsanto Protection Act’ moves ahead in Congress, protecting the biotech company from lawsuits

House Republicans shielded the Monsanto company from penalty as they included an extension of the so-called Monsanto Protection Act in the spending bill designed to avert a government shutdown, according to text More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 31st, 2013
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Nestle to open more than 20 new labs to study food-borne pathogens

Switzerland-based, Nestle SA,  announced Thursday the opening of more than 20 advanced research laboratories to study food-borne pathogens that are harmful to human health, according to a press release May 30. Norovirus More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
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Mummified bat found in cereal box

A German man got a huge surprise while emptying his cereal box for a morning bowl full for breakfast. A dead bat fell into his bowl and horror struck when he realized it was NOT a toy of some kind, possibly some More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, October 7th, 2012
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Joseph Pineda, Florida man arrested after impersonating police officer for free McDonalds

A Pinellas Park man was arrested for impersonating a police officer after he flashed a gun and badge at the drive thru at McDonald’s in an attempt to get free food. Joseph Pineda Identified as 33-year-old Joseph More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, August 4th, 2012
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Hong Kong officials report imported Japanese oatmeal is ‘radioactive’

Officials with the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department in Hong Kong announced to the public the discovery of radioactive oatmeal imported from Japan during routine surveillance. Nihonshokuhin More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 7th, 2012
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The danger of ingesting wire bristles during your summer cook-out

There’s one more thing to concern yourself with while cooking out on the grill this summer, and its not even related to the proper cooking of meat. Public domain photo/ Heggyhomolit at the wikipedia project Now More...


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