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2 Kids an Hour Hurt in Strollers, Infant Carriers
About one-third of these were more serious injuries, study finds
August 17, 2016
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45 Potential Toxins Found in Household Dust
Chemicals come from everyday products such as furniture, carpeting, electronics and toys, researchers say
September 14, 2016
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6M Drink Water Containing Toxic Chemicals: Report
Many systems contain high levels of PFASs, which are linked to cancer, other health issues, study says
August 09, 2016
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Almost 1M Pounds of Breaded Chicken Recalled
Concerns over the possibility of bits of metal in its product has led OK Food, Inc., to recall almost a million pounds of breaded chicken from the market.
March 24, 2017
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Apple's Health Experiment is Riddled with Privacy Problems
Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has partnered with Apple on a new clinical study on rheumatoid arthritis. the study relies on an iPhone app to collect data about arthritic symptoms from users as they go about their daily lives. that sounds great at first glance, but how well will it protect your privacy?
July 21, 2016
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Baby Rattles Recalled: Possible Choking Hazard
Hundreds of thousands of baby rattles have been recalled in the United States and Canada due to a possible choking hazard.
March 3, 2017
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Bar-S Foods Hot Dog, Corn Dog Products Recalled
Possible listeria contamination has led to the recall of nearly 373,000 pounds of chicken and pork hot dog and corn dog products made by Bar-S Foods Company of Altus, Oklahoma, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service says.
July 20, 2016
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Beef Taquito Products Recalled
More than 35,000 pounds of "Jose Ole Taquitos Beef Carne De Res in Corn Tortillas Crispy and Crunchy" have been recalled due to possible contamination with rubber and plastic.
March 27, 2017
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Beware Whole Body Cryotherapy Claims, FDA Warns
Health benefits aren't proven, and trendy treatment carries risk of injury
July 8, 2016
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Big soda is buying off big health orgs to keep profits and Americans fat
Pop producers back 96 national organizations, defeated 29 proposed regulations.
October 12, 2016
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Blue Bell Cookie Dough Ice Cream Recalled
Possible listeria contamination has led Blue Bell Ice Cream to recall all products made with a cookie dough product supplied by Aspen Hills, Inc., which recently announced a recall of its cookie dough products.
October 12, 2016
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CDC Investigates Dead Bat Found in Recalled Salad
The CDC is working with the Florida Department of Health to investigate a dead bat that was found in a package of Fresh Express organic salad mix.
April 10, 2017
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CDC Warns of Lethal Racing Fuel-Soft Drink Mixture
Some teens are putting their lives at risk by drinking a mixture of racing fuel and soft drinks to get drunk, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns.
June 10, 2016
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Chicken Patties Sold at Costco Recalled
Check your freezer. Foster Farms is recalling more than 131,000 pounds of breaded chicken patties because they could contain pieces of plastic.
April 28, 2017
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Clean Pools can Still Pose Health Hazards
When disinfectants mix with sweat, personal care products and urine, dangerous byproducts can form, study says.
June 2, 2016
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Coca-Cola Accused of Illegally Misleading Consumers About Sugary Drinks
In a new federal lawsuit, public health advocates accuse Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association of engaging in a "pattern of deception to mislead and confuse the public" and waging an "aggressive campaign of disinformation about the health consequences of consuming sugar-sweetened beverages."
January 4, 2017
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Combos Snack Products Recalled
Certain varieties and batches of Combos snacks have been recalled by Mars Chocolate North America because they may contain undeclared peanut residue.
June 16, 2016
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Doctor Who Endorsed Sketchy Joint Pain Supplement Failed to Mention She was Married to Company's Owner
When you turn on the TV and there are one of those infomercials that pretend to be a talk show, you're probably justified in questioning the bona fides of anyone endorsing the product being sold. Case in point: a joint pain supplement that not only made unsubstantiated claims about being able to treat medical conditions like fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis, but which failed to mention that the doctor endorsing the supplement also just happened to be married to the company's owner.
October 5, 2016
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Dog Food Recalled After Tests Find Euthanasia Drug
Party Animal is recalling dog food that tested positive for a pet euthanasia drug.
April 28, 2017
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Evanger's Dog Food Recall Expanded
Evanger's is expanding its recall of Hunk of Beef dog food and also recalling its Braised Beef and Against the Grain: Pulled Beef dog foods.
March 7, 2017
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Experts warn about risks involved in home use of tDCS
The growing trend of "do-it-yourself" transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) poses hidden risks to healthy members of the public who seek to use the technique for cognitive enhancement. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, along with several members of the (cognitive) neuroscience research community warn about such risks involved in home use of tDCS, the application of electrical current to the brain.
July 8, 2016
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FDA Acts Against Illegal Online Drug Sellers
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took action this week against thousands of websites that illegally sell unapproved and potentially dangerous prescription drugs to Americans.
June 10, 2016
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FDA finalizes new food safety rule to prevent wide-scale public health harm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized a new food safety rule under the landmark, bipartisan FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that will help to prevent wide-scale public health harm by requiring companies in the United States and abroad to take steps to prevent intentional adulteration of the food supply. While such acts are unlikely to occur, the new rule advances mitigation strategies to further protect the food supply.
May 27, 2016
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FDA Issues Safety Warning About Wen Hair Products
A safety warning about Wen hair products has been issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in response to thousands of consumer complaints.
August 19, 2016
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FDA Links 9 Deaths, Rare Form of Cancer, to Breast Implants
When you introduce a medical device into your body, there's always the chance that things could go awry: for example, a breast implant could shift, leak, or otherwise interfere with your health. Now, after years of studying the issue, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says there appears to be a connection between breast implants and a rare form of cancer that has claimed at least nine lives.
March 22, 2017
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FDA Says 'No' to Eating Raw Cookie Dough
Illness-inducing germs such as E. coli can lurk in uncooked flour, agency warns
June 30, 2016
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FDA Suggests Limits on Lead in Cosmetics
Agency notes most products already below recommended level
December 23, 2016
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FDA Warns 14 Companies on Bogus Cancer 'Cures'
Warning letters issued for treatments sold without approval mainly on websites and in social media
April 25, 2017
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FDA Warns of Overdoses of Anti-Diarrhea Drug
Overdoses from common anti-diarrhea drugs are being investigated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which warned the drugs can cause potentially deadly heart problems when taken in higher-than-recommended amounts.
June 8, 2016
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FDA: don't Give Kids Meds with Codeine, Tramadol
Agency strengthens warning labels on these medications to address dangers
April 20, 2017
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Feds Call Bullshit on Whole Body Cryotherapy
A growing number of businesses are offering whole body cryotherapy, telling customers it can treat everything from asthma and Alzheimer's right through to insomnia and arthritis. the US Food and Drug Administration is finally speaking out on the practice, saying there's no evidence to back the many purported benefits–and that it's actually quite dangerous.
July 6, 2016
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Feds: No Proof that 'Breathometer' Blood Alcohol Content Test Actually Works
The Breathometer promised to be a pocket-sized law-enforcement-grade device that could be used to accurately measure blood alcohol levels to determine if the user is sober enough to drive. it's a good enough idea that it won over the panel on Shark Tank, but according to federal regulators, the only thing you can definitely say about this device is that it does fit in your pocket.
January 23, 2017
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Food Labels on Possible Allergens May be Confusing
Misunderstanding warnings could be dangerous for those with food allergies, researcher says
November 1, 2016
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Former Pharma Execs Accused of Boosting Fentanyl Sales by Bribing Doctors with Sham Speaking Engagements
Fentanyl is an incredibly potent opioid painkiller; it acts quickly and powerfully, but doesn't last as long as others, meaning its medical application is limited. So if you're a drug company trying to boost sales of your new fentanyl spray, how do you sell more of a product that very few people have a real need for?
December 9, 2016
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Frito-Lay Recalls Jalapeno Chips
Frito-Lay is voluntarily recalling some of its Jalapeno Flavored Lay's Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeno Flavored Miss Vickie's Kettle Cooked potato chips because salmonella may be in the seasoning.
April 24, 2017
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Frozen Hash Brown Recall Due to Golf Ball Parts
Roundy and Harris Teeter brand frozen hash browns are being recalled because they may be contaminated with bits of golf balls -- "harvested" in the field along with the potatoes -- that now pose a potential choking hazard or risk of mouth injury, according to McCain Foods USA, Inc.
April 24, 2017
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General Mills Expands Flour Recall
A recall of General Mills flour has been expanded after four more people in the United States were sickened by E. coli linked to the flour.
July 26, 2016
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Groups Ask FDA to Ban Lead Compound from Hair Dye Products
While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently recommended further limiting the amount of lead found in common cosmetics, that guidance didn't extend to hair dyes that contain lead acetate. Now, a coalition of consumer advocates says the agency should reconsider its approval of the ingredient in hair dyes.
February 27, 2017
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Homeopaths slam FDA for warning about infant deaths, illnesses
National organization calls members to action to help "correct misconceptions."
October 20, 2016
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How to Check your Hotel Room for Bed Bugs Before you Start Itching
Bed bugs aren't in the news on a daily basis like they were a few years ago, but they're still with us, ready to travel from infested areas back to your home. you can avoid them in part by not bedding down or stashing your luggage anywhere that's infested.
December 27, 2016
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Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets Recalled
In a rare move, the FDA requested the recall
April 14, 2017
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Kellogg Snack Products Recalled
Potential undeclared peanut residue has prompted the recall of certain varieties and batches of Mother's, Keebler, Kellogg's Special K brownies, and Murray and Famous Amos snacks, Kellogg says.
June 14, 2016
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KFC Pledges to Stop Serving Chicken Raised on Antibiotics that Are Medically Important to Humans
KFC is making a big change to its menu, one that investors, customers, and public health advocates have been calling for. this morning, the chicken chain announced it will soon stop serving chickens raised on antibiotics that are medically important to human beings.
April 7, 2017
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L.L. Bean Recalls Kids' Water Bottles Due to Lead
Concerns about lead contamination have led L.L. Bean to recall children's insulated water bottles, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says.
July 21, 2016
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Lil' Luxuries Infant Bathtubs Recalled
About 86,000 Lil' Luxuries infant bathtubs with fabric swings are being recalled because the swing can detach from the tub and pose an injury and drowning risk, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says.
October 7, 2016
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Man with Guide Dog Kicked Out of Popeyes, Told 'No Pets Allowed'
Guide dogs and other service dogs are not pets, and federal law protects their right to go anywhere that their owners are allowed to be. Yet the owner of a Popeyes restaurant in Brooklyn wasn't clear on that concept, and used the "no pets" policy to kick a blind man and aspiring chicken-orderer out of the establishment.
November 18, 2016
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Millions of Bottles of Craft Paint Sold at Hobby Lobby, Walmart Recalled for Bacteria Contamination
When you think of all the items that can recalled for being tainted by bacteria, "craft paint" is probably pretty low on that list. But if you've got some tempera paint sitting around the house or schoolroom for craft time, you'll want to check to make sure it's not included in a new, massive recall.
October 5, 2016
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More Than 500,000 Toddler Swings Recalled
Injuries to children are prompting the recall of 540,000 Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug'n Secure pink toddler swings.
February 24, 2017
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Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers Recalled
More than 590,000 albuterol inhalers are being recalled by GlaxoSmithKline because there could be problems with the delivery system.
April 7, 2017
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Nestle Recalls Ice Cream Due to Listeria Fears
ossible listeria contamination has led to the recall of Nestle Drumstick Club 16 count Variety Pack and 24 count Vanilla Pack, the company says.
October 10, 2016
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Nestle Recalls Drumstick Ice Cream Cones Due to Risk of Listeria
It's the end of the traditional ice cream season, but people still enjoy cones year-round, like Nestle's Drumstick pre-made sundae cones. They've been recalled for a potentially serious problem: the company found Listeria bacteria in the facility where the cones are made, and has recalled some boxes of cones that may have been contaminated.
October 10, 2016
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New method twice as fast in detecting disease-causing salmonella in pork meat
A new method developed at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, halves the time it takes slaughterhouses to test for disease-causing salmonella in pork meat. the test can save the slaughterhouses money i.e. by ensuring meat reaches the market faster, which in turn reduces the costs of operating the meat chillers.
March 21, 2017
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New technology could offer cheaper, faster food testing
Specialized droplets interact with bacteria and can be analyzed using a smartphone
April 5, 2017
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No Aloe Vera in some Aloe Gel Products
There was no aloe vera in store-brand aloe gel products bought at Wal-Mart, Target and CVS, according to researchers hired by Bloomberg News.
November 23, 2016
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Pet Meds Sending Kids to the ER
It's not uncommon for toddlers to ingest drugs intended for dogs and cats, study finds
February 6, 2017
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Products from Hy-Vee, Albertsons, & Tom Thumb Recalled for Potentially Contaminated Milk Powder
The Great Powdered Milk Recall of 2016 has become even greater, expanding to include even more candy-coated items. It turns out that Hy-Vee and Albertsons also get their store-brand confections from Palmer Candy Company, which are part of a massive powdered milk recall.
January 16, 2017
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Quarter of a million tons of food could be saved a year with better logistics
Each year, around 88 million tons of food is discarded in the EU. this is something that researchers wants to do something about. they are now giving companies in the food supply chain specific tools that can reduce both food waste and the environmental impact of food transport.
December 29, 2016
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Recall: 21,220 Pounds of Supreme Pizza Sold at Walmart for Potential Listeria
The affected pizzas were sold under the Marketside brand, and the variety is an Extra Large Supreme Pizza. They're 16″, and the lot code is 20547. Look for establishment 1821 on the round USDA inspection mark that appears on all foods with meat in them.
March 16, 2017
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Read Skin-Care Product Labels with Caution
Terms like 'hypoallergenic' and 'fragrance-free' may not mean what you think they do, doctor says
March 3, 2017
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Researchers create Blueprint for Transparency at FDA to advance development of effective new products
As the new administration considers the future direction of the Food and Drug Administration, a group of leading researchers has created a Blueprint for Transparency at the agency to advance the development of safe and effective new products.
March 13, 2017
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Sabra Hummus Products Recalled for Listeria Fears
Sabra is recalling its hummus products in the United States due to possible listeria bacteria contamination.
November 21, 2016
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Sara Lee, Sargento Cheese Recalls: Listeria Fears
Feb. 13, 2017 -- Possible listeria contamination has led to the recall of Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby and Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheeses, as well as Sara Lee Sliced Monterey Jack Cheese with Jalapeno Peppers and Sliced Colby Jack Cheese.
February 13, 2017
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Season's Choice Frozen Sweet Peas Sold at Aldi Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination
Time to check your freezer, Aldi shoppers: the grocery chain is recalling frozen peas that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a foodborne bacteria that can survive freezing temperatures.
April 6, 2017
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Senators Urge FDA to Ban Possible Carcinogen Found In Shampoo, Lotion
You might not be familiar with "1,4-Dioxane'' but it's a chemical component commonly used in everyday products, such as shampoos, lotions, and cosmetics. It may also cause cancer, which is why a pair of U.S. Senators are urging the Food & Drug Administration to begin the process of eliminating this chemical from consumer products.
April 14, 2017
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Shareholders Say Parent Company of Jared & Kay Jewelers Hid Sexual Harassment Allegations
Even though hundreds of employees at Signet Jewelers -- the jewelry giant that owns the Zales, Jared, and Kay retail brands -- have alleged they were victims of sexual harassment and discrimination for years, these claims were only recently brought to light. Now, some Signet shareholders are suing the company, saying it hid these allegations from them.
April 4, 2017
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Should FDA Have Power to Recall Beauty Products?
Krista Calderon first bought Wen hair products more than a year ago, believing that using something billed as "natural" would be better for her hair.
September 23, 2016
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Skin Cancer Cream Linked to 5 Dog Deaths: FDA
Even ingesting small amounts of fluorouracil can kill family pets, agency warns
January 19, 2017
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Smokeless Tobacco Products Recalled
The threat of metal objects has prompted a recall of some varieties of Skoal, Copenhagen, Cope and Husky brand smokeless tobacco, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
February 2, 2017
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Some Mexican Ceramics Have High Lead Levels
Canadian woman's illness highlights danger from glazes with high lead levels, doctors say
October 20, 2016
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St. Ives Apricot Scrub Lawsuit Exposes Raging Controversy Over Product
St. Ives facial scrubs are a popular inexpensive beauty product, and the subject of some controversy. is the product as wholesome and healthy as it's advertised, or is it bad for your skin? the issue has come to a head (not a blackhead) in a class action lawsuit filed this month accusing Unilever, parent company of St. Ives, of false advertising.
December 29, 2016
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Study Finds 4 in 10 Sunscreens Fall Short on SPF
More than 40% of sunscreens tested by Consumer Reports experts don't live up to their SPF claims, according to the organization's annual report on the products.
May 16, 2016
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Study links gymnastics equipment to exposure to flame-retardant chemicals
As the summer Olympics get underway, a new study reports that popular gymnastics training equipment contains mixtures of flame-retardant chemicals that have been linked to increased risks of ADHD, cancer and brain development delays.
July 26, 2016
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Study: 33% of Fast Food Packages May Contain Potentially Harmful Grease-Blocking Chemicals
When you grab a burger, a cookie, or a cup of coffee from a local fast food establishment, you know that it's not necessarily the healthiest nutritional choice, but you don't assume that the companies behind the meals use packaging that may leach harmful chemicals into your food. Yet a recent study of fast food wrappers shows that a surprising number contain a potentially harmful chemical.
February 1, 2017
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Sushi Lovers: Tapeworm now Found in U.S. Salmon
But risk of infection is low, infectious disease doctor says
January 12, 2017
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Thanks to Policy Change, your Ground Beef May Include More Heart Than you Think
For nearly 40 years federal food safety regulators had prohibited the use of any part of the cow heart in making ground beef. with little fanfare, that policy has changed.
February 2, 2017
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The EpiPen Generic is Finally Here, for $300 Per Twin-Pack
A day after Mylan was one of six pharmaceutical companies named in a multi-state lawsuit alleging price-fixing on generic drugs, the maker of high-priced emergency allergy treatment EpiPen announced that the generic version of the popular epinephrine auto-injector is finally hitting the market, giving people a lower-cost (but still pricey) option for buying the drug.
December 16, 2016
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The IoT Ensures Food Safety at Ward Aquafarms
A leading commercial seafood farm turns to the internet of things to run the business more efficiently and to monitor the quality and safety of the harvest.
October 10, 2016
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Trader Joe's Hummus Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination
After the recall of a wide array of Sabra hummus products and sandwiches and veggie platters that used that hummus, another brand of the tasty chickpea dip has been recalled for possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Two varieties of Trader Joe's hummus distributed in eight states have been recalled because they may also be affected.
December 1, 2016
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Turmeric Recalled Due to Lead Levels
An expanded recall of ground turmeric powder products with elevated lead levels has been expanded by Gel Spice, Inc.
August 09, 2016
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Veal, Bison & Beef Recalled Over E.Coli Contamination After Seven Become Ill
Seven people in four states have become ill after eating red meat found to be contaminated with E. coli, prompting the recall of thousands of pounds of beef, veal, and bison from Adams Farm Slaughterhouse over the weekend.
September 26, 2016
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Watch Out for Department of Health and Human Services Impostors on the Phone
Health care and the government are in the news lately, but they shouldn't be on your phone. If someone calls you up and asks for personal information, don't give it to them, even if the caller ID says "HHS Tips" or "Federal Government," or the call appears to be coming from the 202 area code in Washington, DC. the people making these calls are impersonating the government.
March 10, 2017
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With FDA strong-arming, Hyland's recalls homeopathic teething products
The company still says they're completely safe, but you should toss them.
April 14, 2017
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Whole Food Recalls Cheeses Linked to Two Listeria-Related Deaths
Whole Foods has expanded a recent recall of Vulto Creamery cheese products potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes after health officials linked two deaths and four illnesses to the cheese made from unpasteurized raw milk.
March 14, 2017
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YAI Network
Since 1957, we have been providing hope and opportunity to people of all ages with disabilities and their families. Our organization includes more than 450 programs and services and serves more than 20,000 people every day!
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