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2009-03-17 14:48:14

Johns Hopkins University scientists in Baltimore say they have found evidence houseflies collected near poultry farms may spread drug-resistant bacteria. The researchers from the university's Bloomberg School of Public Health said their findings demonstrate another potential link between industrial food animal production and exposure to antibiotic resistant pathogens. Flies are well-known vectors of disease and have been implicated in the spread of various viral and bacterial infections...

2009-03-11 15:14:00

HOUSTON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Salmonella bacteria research from two recent NASA space missions discovered key elements of the bacteria's disease-causing potential that hold promise for improving ways to fight food-borne infections on Earth. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Salmonella is a leading cause of food poisoning and related illnesses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 40,000 cases of Salmonella...

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2009-03-11 15:15:00

Salmonella bacteria research from two recent NASA space missions discovered key elements of the bacteria's disease-causing potential that hold promise for improving ways to fight food-borne infections on Earth. Salmonella is a leading cause of food poisoning and related illnesses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 40,000 cases of Salmonella infections are reported in the United States each year. "This research opens up new areas for investigations that...

2009-03-11 07:35:17

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says illnesses are still occurring among people who eat products containing tainted peanut ingredients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the recalled peanuts and peanut butter, paste and granules contaminated by salmonella bacteria were produced by Peanut Corporation of America plants in Georgia and Texas for use by various manufacturers. CDC officials are urging consumers to avoid using any of the recalled cookies, pet foods,...

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2009-03-11 07:20:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new safety guidelines on Tuesday for companies that use peanut products. The agency said it may seize products that test positive for salmonella bacteria, which can become heat-resistant in high-fat environments such as peanut butter. The FDA guidance provides recommendations relevant to the recent salmonella outbreak, which the CDC said Tuesday has sickened 683 people in 46 states. The outbreak, which was ultimately linked to foods...

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2009-03-04 06:20:00

Food inspectors found more bad news at a peanut producing plant in Texas, which is already linked to the company at the middle of one of the biggest food recalls in U.S. history.  U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspectors found dead mice and rodent droppings at the Plainview, Texas, food processing plant run by Peanut Corporation of America. Inspectors appeared disgusted by what they found last month. "Effective measures are not being taken to exclude pests from the processing areas...

2009-03-02 14:03:47

A U.S. study suggests health officials investigating salmonella illnesses consider untreated river surface water as a possible source of contamination. University of Georgia researchers tested water in rivers and streams in an area of Georgia known for its high rate of sporadic salmonella cases. The team found the bacteria in 79 percent of water samples, with the highest concentrations and the greatest diversity of strains occurring during the summer and after rainfall. Streams are not...

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2009-02-25 13:35:00

Health officials said on Tuesday that an outbreak of salmonella food poisoning traced to peanut products has sickened 666 people and is continuing despite one of the biggest food recalls in U.S. history, Reuters reported. However, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement that the outbreak of salmonella is still only linked to nine deaths, so far. The CDC statement said: "To date, 19 clusters of infections in five states have been reported in schools and other...

2009-02-24 16:43:47

A University of Minnesota study finds confidence in food safety dropped about 20 percentage points in wake of the recent peanut product contamination. After January's national salmonella outbreak of peanut products 22.5 percent of consumers in the study -- conducted jointly with the Louisiana State University AgCenter -- said they were confident the U.S. food supply is safer than a year ago. Eight people died and more than 500 have become ill in the most recent outbreak, which may have...

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2009-02-20 07:05:00

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly a quarter of Americans suffer from food poisoning each year, though few of those instances are linked to high-profile outbreaks."Outbreaks are dramatic instances," says Dr. Robert Tauxe of the CDC. But according to experts, they highlight a health threat that most people misunderstand.Researchers have found more than 250 food-related illnesses, ranging from bacteria to parasites.  Some are similar to the Norwalk...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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