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Vegetables More Dangerous Than Poultry
2013-01-29 19:01:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), leafy greens accounted for the most food-borne illnesses nationwide for a ten-year period. The CDC reported that leafy greens like lettuce, spinach and kale accounted for the most illnesses from food around the U.S. from 1998 through 2008. Dairy products, the report said, accounted for the most hospitalizations, though, while the most deaths were linked to...

2008-06-28 12:00:30

By Elizabeth Lee Cox News Service ATLANTA -- A salmonella outbreak that has sickened 810 Americans may still be making people ill, and it may not be linked to tomatoes after all, federal health authorities said Friday. Tomatoes still have the strongest association with the outbreak, said Patricia Griffin of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But investigators are now looking at other ingredients that may be in foods eaten by salmonella victims, which include such popular...

Word of the Day
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.