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Company Recalls More Than 200 Million Eggs Due to Salmonella Scare

Posted 6 days ago by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, April 15, 2018 – Nearly 207 million eggs produced at a farm in Hyde County, N.C., are being voluntarily recalled because of concerns of contamination with the salmonella bacteria, the egg company announced. In a statement, Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Ind. said that 22 illnesses but no deaths have so far been linked to the tainted eggs. The eggs "have the potential to be contaminated with ...

Foodborne Illnesses Can Mean Financial Ruin for Restaurants

Posted 6 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 – An outbreak of salmonella at a restaurant can not only make diners sick, it can also be a restaurant's worst financial nightmare, new research shows. When foodborne illnesses strike, millions are lost in revenue, legal fees and fines, which could force some establishments to close their doors, Johns Hopkins researchers reported. But there are food safety strategies that ...

Kratom-Linked Salmonella Outbreak Widens: CDC

Posted 16 days ago by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 – Salmonella infections linked to the use of the popular botanical drug kratom now number 132 people in 38 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. Since the last outbreak update on March 15, 45 more cases and 19 additional states have been added to the investigation, the agency noted. Forty percent of patients have been hospitalized, ...

FDA Recalls Kratom Products Due to Salmonella Threat

Posted 19 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 – Risk of salmonella infection has led to a mandatory recall of kratom products from Triangle Pharmanaturals LLC. Kratom is a controversial herbal drug – a South Asian leaf – that is typically sold as a dietary supplement to help manage pain. The move is the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's first-ever recall of a contaminated food item. "This action is based on the ...

FDA Cracks Down on Kratom Products

Posted 21 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2018 – A number of kratom-containing dietary supplements are being recalled and destroyed by the manufacturer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday. Kratom – a plant that grows in Asia – poses serious health risks, according to the FDA. Earlier this month, the agency declared that kratom acts like an opioid in the human brain. And on Tuesday the ...

Health Tip: Prepare Shredded Meat in a Slow Cooker

Posted 21 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Shredded meat and poultry are a great start to a wide range of meals, from chili to Mexican dishes. But it's important to prepare the meat safely to avoid foodborne illness. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers these suggestions for preparing shredded meat in a slow cooker: Refer to your product's manual to determine how much meat your pot can safely hold. Refrigerate meat ...

Herbal Drug Kratom Linked to Salmonella Illnesses, CDC Says

Posted 20 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 – The popular botanical drug kratom is already under fire from U.S. health officials as an addictive opioid, and now new reports are linking its use with salmonella poisoning. In a news release issued Tuesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that, along with several states and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, it is "investigating a multistate ...

Health Tip: Is Your Food Still Good After Power Outage?

Posted 17 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

-- If you lose power, it's a good idea to keep your refrigerator and freezer closed to keep food safe, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. A refrigerator will stay cold for about four hours, and a freezer should preserve food for up to 48 hours if they remained closed, the agency says. Here are the FDA's suggestions for determining if food is safe to eat after a power outage: If the ...

Your Dishwasher Is Not as Sterile as You Think

Posted 12 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 – Your dishwasher may get those plates spotless, but it is also probably teeming with bacteria and fungus, a new study suggests. Microbes – from bacteria to viruses to fungi – are everywhere, including within and on the human body. So it's no surprise, the researchers said, that a kitchen appliance would be hosting them. So do people need to worry about getting sick from ...

Bah, Hum (Stomach) Bug! Essential Holiday Food Safety Tips

Posted 25 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 25, 2017 – A stomach bug can quickly put a damper on your Christmas Day festivities. If you're teaching children how to prepare favorite family recipes, include important lessons about food safety, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. The last thing you want to give your family is a foodborne illness. Here are some suggestions from the pediatricians' group to avoid one: Every ...

Health Tip: Seniors at Heightened Risk of Foodborne Illness

Posted 27 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

-- If you're 65 or older, your immune system probably is weaker than when you were younger, and you're at higher risk of contracting foodborne illness. The foodsafety.gov website cites these specific changes among older people: The gastrointestinal tract holds on to food longer, affording more time for bacteria to grow. The liver and kidneys may not be as efficient in ridding the body of harmful ...

How to Stay Out of the ER This Thanksgiving

Posted 22 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 22, 2017 – Taking some simple precautions can help keep you and your family healthy over the Thanksgiving holiday, says an emergency medicine expert. "A few simple steps to avoid preventable injury or illness can go a long way toward making sure you safely enjoy the holiday," Dr. Paul Kivela, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, said in news release from the ...

Spread Joy, Not Foodborne Illness, for Thanksgiving

Posted 22 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 – Though foodborne illness can put a quick end to Thanksgiving festivities, that need not be the case, food safety experts say. That's because ensuring that homemade holiday meals are not only delicious but germ-free is within the grasp of not just experienced chefs, but rookie cooks as well. Food safety starts while you're grocery shopping for ingredients, said Brian ...

Health Tip: Cook Your Turkey Safely

Posted 13 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

-- No one wants the Thanksgiving holiday ruined by a nasty case of food poisoning that stems from the guest of honor – the turkey. FoodSafety.gov offers these turkey safe-preparation suggestions: If you'll serve a fresh turkey, buy it no more than two days before Thanksgiving. On the other hand. frozen turkey needs time to thaw properly in the refrigerator. Rely on a refrigerator thermometer to ...

Health Tip: Handle Chicken With Care

Posted 2 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Chicken is a mainstay in many American households, but it may lead to food poisoning if not cooked properly and handled with care. Foodsafety.gov suggests how to help keep your family safe: Wash handswith warm soapy water for 20 seconds before and after handling chicken. Do not wash raw chicken.Its juices can contaminate other foods, utensils and countertops during washing. Use a separate ...

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