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  • Pregnancy VS your immune system
    Pregnancy VS your immune system
    Being pregnant and sick is a truly miserable time, but when pregnant are you more or less likely to actually get sick? Is your immune system off a little not as strong from carrying a baby? Or is your pregnant body acting like a superhero...
  • Chicken Caesar salad
    California firm recalls chicken Caesar salad kits
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on Thursday evening announced that APPA Fine Foods of Corona, California is recalling approximately 92,657 pounds of fully-cookedchicken Caesar salad kit products...
  • Fruit Recall 2014
    Produce Recall: several fruits from several stores
    Calling all fruit lovers. If you’ve recently purchased produce, there may be a recall on your items!Several food stores are recalling a variety of fruit after their supplier, Wawona Packaging Co. announced the produce may be contaminated...
  • Deadly Living Bacteria That Can Kill
    Listeria outbreak strikes again
    Another listeria outbreak has hit the United States and sparked a nationwide recall. This time it has originated from a Wawona, California warehouse between June 1 and July 2014. The outbreak has affected Costco, Trader Joe's and yes even...
  • Massive nationwide recall of California fruit underway
    Massive nationwide recall of California fruit underway
    A possible listeria contamination has triggered the recall of specific lots of fresh peaches (white and yellow), plums, nectarines (white and yellow), and pluots by Wawona Packing Company, located in Central California Tulare County. The fruit was...
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    One Mistake Led to Another (Part VII) – Product Recall
    Just when you think things are getting back to normal, Mother Nature throws a monkey wrench into the works.Since my Colon Cancer surgery on June 23rd, I have been on a very limited diet. I could eat white bread or rye bread. corn flakes, non-fat...
  • Fresh fruit recall at Trader Joe's, Costco, Sam's Club, etc.
    Fresh fruit recall at Trader Joe's, Costco, Sam's Club, etc.
    As is being reported today, July 21, 2014, in the San Francisco Chronicle, there is a national fresh fruit recall being issued. This recall is for "stone fruits," including peaches, nectarines, plums and plucots, which were packed by the...
  • CDC sleuths work to decode DNA of germs
    CDC sleuths work to decode DNA of germs
    The Centers for Disease Control’s scientific sleuths are beginning a new program aimed at decoding the DNA of various common (and deadly) diseases that they hope will enable them to outwit outbreaks and emerging pathogens.While gene...
  • Bagged salads recalled due to potential listeria contamination
    Bagged salads recalled due to potential listeria contamination
    Grocery stores continue to pull bagged salad off the produce shelves after Dole Fresh Vegetables voluntarily announced a recall on Thursday, due to the risk of listeria.The products being recalled are Dole Italian Blend (UPC 7143000819), Fresh...
  • One dead, 7 sickened from listeria outbreak linked to cheese
    One dead, 7 sickened from listeria outbreak linked to cheese
    On Friday the CDC reported at least seven people have been sickened, and one died after eating "Hispanic-style cheese."The CDC says the outbreak has affected people only of Hispanic descent and living in California or Maryland.Three...
  • Listeria Outbreak
    Listeria outbreak: Tainted cheese kills one, sickens infants, seven hospitalized
    A Listeria outbreak has killed one person and sent at least seven others to area hospitals in California and Maryland, reports The Associated Press via Yahoo! News on Friday. These numbers, and the scope of states involved, are expected to rise as...
  • Microscopic view of the Listeria sickness found in cheese
    Listeria outbreak: Tainted cheese to blame, 1 death and 7 sickened by outbreak
    A Listeria outbreak has struck certain regions of the U.S. this week, and with 1 confirmed death and at least 7 others sickened by the bacteria, it is thought that tainted cheese is to blame. U.S. health officials are still trying to determine...
  • Old Cheddar Cheese
    Wilton Cheese Factory cheddar cheese recalled due to listeria risk
    Ontario based,A.M. Jensen Ltd announced a recall on Friday of certain cheese products due to the possibility of Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to aCanadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) news release.The affected product isWilton...
  • An average cantaloupe which may be affected by listeria
    Farmers responsible for 2011 cantaloupe contamination get no jail time
    Remember the listeria outbreak in 2011? Some of us remember more than others. 33 people died in the outbreak which is considered as one of the worst in recent U.S. years. Some the nation was not affected by the bad melons, but the areas that were...
  • Farmers to be sentenced on charges linked to listeria outbreak
    Farmers to be sentenced in deadly listeria outbreak
    Two brothers are scheduled to appear in a federal court in Denver today after pleading guilty last year to charges related to a fatal listeria outbreak.The brothers are both cantaloupe farmers who have been charged with introducing adulterated...