Holes found in baby food packaging was likely due to mice, according to officials in New Zealand.

Initial investigations also looked at the possibility of a manufacturing fault and involved New Zealand Police to ensure the damage was not caused deliberately.

Supermarket chain Woolworths NZ recalled squeezable baby food pouches
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A high fat diet could increase the risk of infection with Listeria monocytogenes, according to researchers from University College Cork.

APC Microbiome Ireland scientists based at the university found a high fat “western” diet reduces efficiency of the immune system to fight infectious disease in the gut.

Researchers discovered that
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Ikea Canada is recalling Ikea brand Marshmallow candy “GODIS PÅSKKYCKLING” because of possible contamination from a mice infestation at the manufacturing plant.

“These products may contain harmful bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below,” according to a notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

The recalled
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An estimated 80 percent of all antibiotics in the U.S. are given to livestock, which raises concerns among some scientists about the fostering of antibiotic-resistant pathogens. But a study on antibiotics just published by researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine might introduce a whole new concern to the
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