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Despite Prod By ACA, Tax-Exempt Hospitals Slow To Expand Community Benefits

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). More Stories To Republish The federal health law’s efforts to get nonprofit hospitals to provide more community-wide benefits in exchange for their lucrative tax status has gotten off to a slow start, new research suggests. And some experts predict that a recent repeal of...

January 9, 2018January 9, 2018by
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Defending Against This Season’s Deadly Flu: 5 Things To Know Now

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). More Stories To Republish Aja C. Holmes planned to go to work last week, but her flu symptoms — a cough, fever and severe body aches that worsened overnight — had other ideas. “It felt like somebody took a bat and beat my body...

January 9, 2018January 9, 2018by
Orange Cream Bars Recalled
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Orange Cream Bars Recalled

Twenty  cases of the Tops brand of Orange Cream Bars and 320 cases of the Meijer Purple Cow brand Orange Cream Bars are being recalled by Fieldbrook Foods Corporation of Dunkirk NY. There is a possibility the products are contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail...

January 7, 2018January 7, 2018by
Ready-to-Eat ham recalled for under processing
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Ready-to-Eat ham recalled for under processing

Crescent City Meats in Metairie, LA Saturday recalled approximately 430 pounds of Ready-to-Eat (RTE) Tasso Cajun Spicy Ham products because the RTE product may be underprocessed, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products were produced on Nov. 9, Dec. 18, and Dec. 20, 2017. The following products...

January 7, 2018January 7, 2018by
Hempler Family recalls pepperoni products found containing metal pieces
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Hempler Family recalls pepperoni products found containing metal pieces

Consumer complaints about small metal pieces found in pepperoni products brought a recall announcement late on Thursday. Ferndale, WA-based Hempler Foods Group, LLC, is recalling approximately 4,068 pounds of pepperoni sticks products that may be contaminated with extraneous material, specifically metal, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The pepperoni...

January 6, 2018January 6, 2018by
Roe recalled nationwide in Canada; botulism possible
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Roe recalled nationwide in Canada; botulism possible

Imperial Caviar & Seafood has expanded its Dec. 15 warning, recalling Whitefish Roe and VIP Caviar Club brand Salmon Roe, urging consumers to not eat the fish eggs due to concerns of botulism poisoning. The Fairfield, NJ-based company recalled some trout roe last month that had been distributed to retailers in Ontario and Quebec. This Wednesday, the company expanded the recall to include...

January 6, 2018January 6, 2018by
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Briefly

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of Alchemy Systems. Shredded Coco(oh-no)nut  Evershing International Trading Company is recalling its Coconut Tree brand frozen “Shredded Coconut” in 16-ounce plastic bags because of potential Salmonella contamination. According to...

January 6, 2018January 6, 2018by
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How to Pick Perfect Toppings: What to Choose and Why They Matter

I love toppings. Not only do they make food incredibly beautiful by adding visual texture, contrast and depth, but they also add different flavors and physical texture for the perfect eating experience!  Most people probably think of some not-so-healthy options when it comes to “classic” toppings — for instance, your typical pizza or ice cream...

January 6, 2018January 6, 2018by
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Half Of Hospitals In Conn., Del. Hit By Medicare’s Safety Penalties

As the federal government penalizes 751 hospitals for having too many infections and patient injuries, some states are feeling the cuts in Medicare payments more than others. This year’s punishments landed the hardest in Connecticut and Delaware, where Medicare penalized half of the evaluated hospitals, federal records show. In California, Medicare penalized 30 percent of...

January 6, 2018January 6, 2018by
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Cloud Of Uncertainty Over Legalized Pot As Feds End Obama-Era Accommodation

Three days after California businesses began selling marijuana for recreational use, a policy change by the federal government has sparked uncertainty about the future of legalized cannabis and provoked sharp reactions from officials in the state and around the nation. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Thursday rescinded an Obama-era policy that discouraged federal prosecutors from...

January 6, 2018January 6, 2018by