Knowing how harmful, or even deadly, extreme heat can be, the Arizona Corporation Commission last month approved tentative rules that would protect customers who haven’t paid their bills from having their electricity disconnected during periods of extreme heat or cold.

The draft rules, which were approved 3-2, added a temperature
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The risk of Listeria from non-prepacked, ready-to-eat cooked meat sold at retail has been evaluated in Greece.

The work assessed Listeria monocytogenes exposure related to consumption of non-prepackaged ready-to-eat (RTE) cooked meat products handled at retail environments in the country.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) awarded a grant to
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Editor’s note: Children, pregnant women and older adults can develop serious and life-threatening illnesses from food poisoning. Holidays usually include these high-risk groups, making food safety even more important than usual.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is urging everyone to be food safe

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Public Health — Seattle & King County closed the Ooba Toooa Restaurant in Redmond on Feb. 20 because facilities were inadequate to control or maintain food temperatures. Redmond, located east of Seattle, is the King County city known for being home to Microsoft, Nintendo of American and a population of
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