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FDA Issues Warning Over Contaminated Korean Shellfish
2012-06-18 04:49:40

American regulators are urging supermarkets and other retailers to remove South Korean oysters, clams, mussels and scallops from store shelves due to concerns that they may have been infected with norovirus. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the warning late last week, noting that the products could have been exposed to human fecal matter and responsible for the illnesses of at least four people in the US since October, according to Reuters reports. "The regulatory warning...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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