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DIET AND NUTRITION

Hospital Food Is Literally Killing People

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – Researchers have suggested opportunities are being missed to prevent listeriosis from pre-packed sandwiches. Eating pre-prepared sandwiches served in hospitals was the most common source of Listeria infections in England and Wales between 1981 and 2015. Scientists said repeated incidents, despite guidance on reducing the risk of listeriosis in healthcare settings being available, shows lessons are not being learned, with risk factors having similarities to those described previously. They made the comments as part...

Are You Ready For Gene-Edited Strawberries?

J.R. Simplot Company has announced a deal with California-based Plant Sciences Inc. to grow genetically modified strawberries that taste better, stay fresh longer and have a longer growing season.

“Are These Onions From Mexico?”

Federal officials say the outbreak has been traced to the fresh onions from Mexico.

Mexican Onions Source of Costly Salmonella Outbreak

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – It took only hours after the outbreak was linked to fresh onions from Mexico for the filing of the first consumer injury lawsuit to commence. And according to the complaint that one lawsuit is about serious money: “The amount in controversy far exceeds the minimal jurisdictional limits of this Court, and damages exceed $1,000,000.” The plaintiff is Ching-Yi Ortiz, a citizen, and resident of Bexar County, TX, and a citizen and...

Frozen Shrimp From India? Throw It Back [Check Labels Now]

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – Officials say a Salmonella Weltevreden outbreak linked to imported, cooked, frozen shrimp is over, but they are concerned some consumers may have the shrimp on hand. As of Sept. 21 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared the outbreak over. At least nine people in four states were sickened. The last illness onset date was July 17, 2021. Based on the Food and Drug Administration’s completed traceback investigation and sample results,...

One Fast Food Craze Is Making People VERY Sick

Product: Chicken sandwich ... people want them so badly, they ignore decades of food poisoning reports and ultra low quality ingredients  Updated: September 10, 2021  Burger King, West Wyatt Earp Boulevard, Dodge City, KS Ate the spicy Chicken sandwich and felt like throwing up an hour later. Can’t drink anything or eat. | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea Burger King 725 W Illinois Ave, Dallas, TX 75224 I had ate a Chicken sandwich original . I went last night to eat...

5 Foods Never To Mix With Medications

WEBMD – You may know that some medicines don’t work well together. But what you eat and drink can have an effect on some drugs, too. Before you take a medication for the first time, talk with your doctor or pharmacist to see if there’s anything you should stay away from. Grapefruit This citrus fruit changes the way certain cells in your gut take in and move medication through your body -- it can affect more...

Seafood From Asia? Throw It Back

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – The company has not issued an expanded recall even though there have been additional patients identified in a Salmonella Weltevreden outbreak linked to shrimp from Avanti Frozen Foods of India. As of this afternoon, new patients were identified after the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention declared the outbreak over on July 21, according to an alert from the Food and Drug Administration. The alert said: “The FDA, along with CDC...

Panera Bread Soup Recalled for “Extraneous Material”

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – Blount Fine Foods of McKinney, TX, is recalling 6,384 pounds of Panera Bread at Home Chicken Tortilla Soup that may be contaminated with extraneous material, specifically pieces of gray nitrile glove. The problem was discovered after the company notified the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) that they received several consumer complaints reporting pieces of gray nitrile glove in the product. These items were shipped to retail locations...

Dead Lizard In Salad Shocks Restaurant Patron

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – Local media in the Seattle area are reporting the a woman found a dead lizard in her restaurant salad. Maniza Qureshi reported the incident to Seattle & King County Public Health after the shocking experience with a lunchtime salad from an Evergreens restaurant. “No other complaints of foreign items in the salad have been received by this location. Based on the items placed in the salad, it is possible that the lizard came...

People Keep Dying From Chicken Nuggets

IN THIS POST:  $1M in fines after nitrogen kills 6 Georgia poultry plant workers Tyson recalls  9 million pounds of chicken for listeria risk Five feared to have died eating chicken contaminated with salmonella  Diets including chicken nuggets, instant soups could contribute to early death Sick after eating chicken nuggets? What you need to know. A much healthier pre-cooked chicken option  $1M in fines after nitrogen kills 6 at Georgia poultry plant By JEFF AMY Associated...

Buy Sandwich At Gas Station?

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – LSG Sky Chefs is recalling its Chicken Salad Sandwich because of a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The chicken used in this product is subject to a national recall issued by Tyson Foods. On July 3, the Dexter, MO, unit of Tyson Foods recalled 8.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. LSG Sky Chefs produces the recalled Chicken Salad Sandwiches for Circle K stores in...

Walmart Customers Turn Up Noses At McD’s

EAT THIS, NOT THAT! – As summer rolls along, fewer and fewer reminders of the pandemic remain at supermarkets across the country. Like other major retailers, Walmart has eased some of its COVID-19 restrictions, including its mask mandate and shorter store hours. Much has changed in the past year at Walmart, and we're starting to get our first glimpse of what the new "normal" could look like at America's largest grocery chain. There are several things that...

Subway Going All Out To Regain Its Reputation

CNN Business – After years of declining sales, Subway is hoping to reintroduce itself to customers and convince them to give its sandwiches a shot. Next week, Subway restaurants across the country will unveil an updated menu designed to improve items across the board. The chain says the move is the biggest menu change in its history. The revamp includes new recipes for the chain's Italian and multigrain breads, as well as new sandwich toppings. The chain...

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