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The Food Poisoning 411
As the weather warms up, you are probably thinking about spending more time outdoors. And, of course, you will have to pick out the perfect snacks for these outings. As fun as this all sounds, it can quickly become dangerous if you're not careful.
Let's Talk Turkey
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means you likely have turkey on the brain.
Life's Simple 7: More Than Heart Health
The American Heart Association (AHA) has identified seven simple steps people can take to reduce their risk of heart disease. But new evidence suggests that the AHA's "Life's Simple 7" may wind up benefiting much more than patients' hearts. {C}
Salmonella Cucumber Outbreak Hits 30 States
Cucumbers are thought to be behind a salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds across the US in recent weeks.
FDA Investigates Outbreak Tied to Cucumbers
The FDA, CDC, and state and local officials are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Poona linked to “slicer” cucumbers, supplied by Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce and grown in Baja, Mexico.
Jeni's Recalls All Ice Cream Products
Just days after Blue Bell Creameries announced a recall of all its products, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams recalled its products for the same reason — a possible risk of Listeria .
Blue Bell Recalls All Products
Ice cream lovers might have to take a break from Blue Bell.
Potential Hummus Health Hazard Prompts Recall
Potential contamination has prompted the nationwide recall of several Sabra Dipping Co. hummus products — to the tune of 30,000 cases.
Spinach Sold at Target Stores Recalled
This recall is based on a recall notice from one of Superior Foods, Inc., organic frozen spinach suppliers that Superior Foods, Inc., may have received organic spinach with the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Possible Health Risk in Ice Cream
Blue Bell Ice Cream of Brenham, Texas, is recalling three 3 oz. institutional/food service ice cream cups- chocolate, strawberry and vanilla with tab lids because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.