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Ginger Powder recalled for possible Salmonella contamination

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California-based Lords Organics LLC has recalled Organic Veda Ginger Powder sold on Amazon because it might be  contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections especially in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Others  infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal… Continue Reading

Organic pesto recalled after test shows Listeria contamination

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Routine pathogen testing revealed Listeria contamination in The Farming Fish brand of organic basil pesto with watercress, spurring the Oregon company to recall the product, which was distributed to retailers in the state. In addition to recalling the implicated lot, the company is recalling additional production runs as a precautionary measure and changing the way… Continue Reading

Chicken patty products recalled after plastic material discovery

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Foster Poultry Farms in Farmerville, LA, has recalled 131,880 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat breaded chicken patty products that may be contaminated with foreign materials, specifically plastic, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The frozen, ready-to-eat breaded chicken patty items were produced on February 15, 2017. Subject to recall… Continue Reading

Diners suffer cramps, diarrhea after eating in Seattle restaurant

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A Mexican restaurant on Seattle’s Capitol Hill is under investigation by King County Public Health over a cluster of suspected cases of the bacterial toxins, Bacillus cereus or Clostridium perfringens. Both cause gastroenteritis with abdominal cramps and diarrhea. The health department says four people were sickened after dining at Rancho Bravo Tacos at 1001 East… Continue Reading

What’s in the emergency kit at your child’s school?

School nurse works to raise awareness about need for epinephrine injection pens

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Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series about food allergies and the efforts by public health agencies, schools, legislators and parents to make it easier and safer for allergic individuals to manage risks. To read Part one: “Food allergies threaten lives daily; research gaps and mis information complicate issue” click here. At first,… Continue Reading

Food safety threat in plain sight; counter measures less clear

Food allergies threaten lives daily; research gaps and misinformation complicate issue

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Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series about food allergies and the efforts by public health agencies, schools, legislators and parents to make it easier and safer for allergic individuals to manage risks. A chronic disease with no known cure. An emerging epidemic that affects up to 15 million people in the… Continue Reading