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New Jersey orders Udder Milk to stop illegally selling raw milk

Rare, antibiotic-resistant Brucella bacteria confirmed in raw milk drinkers in New Jersey, Texas

Public health officials have ordered a New Jersey company to cease and desist its illegal sales of unpasteurized, raw milk following confirmation that a woman who drank it was infected with antibiotic-resistant brucellosis. The New Jersey Department of Health issued cease-and-desist orders to Udder Milk on Friday, but did not post the news on is website until… Continue Reading

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What's in your water? — Do you scrub-a-dub? — What is 'sugar glass' and why should you care?

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of iwaspoisoned.com. Water, water everywhere … The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that drinking water is continuing to… Continue Reading

Drug-resistant E. coli figured in death of Playboy founder

A week before the Sept. 27 death of Hugh M. Hefner from cardiac arrest and respiratory failure, the 91-year old Playboy founder was battling the blood infection septicemia and a drug-resistant strain of E. coli. The new information about the publisher’s final days comes from his California death certificate, which, unlike many states, also lists… Continue Reading

Drug companies delete ‘growth’ uses from animal drug labels

A key plank in the FDA’s platform to slow down the development of antibiotic resistance and extend the life of medications important to humans is in place. The agency announced Wednesday it has completed the implementation of Guidance for Industry #213. Known in the animal pharmaceutical industry as GFI #213, the Food and Drug Administration began the process… Continue Reading

FDA’s antimicrobial drug tally for food animals up 1 percent

However, sales of some specific drugs has decreased; overall rate of sales increases is slowing

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s annual report summarizing sales and distribution data for antimicrobial drugs approved for use in food-producing animals is out. The report shows that sales and distribution of all antimicrobials increased 1 percent from 2014 through 2015, tying for the lowest annual increase since 2009. The percentage of those antimicrobials that… Continue Reading