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Briefly: Prison brew — Disease detecting — Deadly delicacy
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Briefly: Prison brew — Disease detecting — Deadly delicacy

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. Poison prison brew has high priceA botulism outbreak in a Utah prison cost local taxpayers at least $500,000 after inmates...

January 16, 2018January 16, 2018by
Dozens of brands of ice cream bars now on recall for Listeria
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Dozens of brands of ice cream bars now on recall for Listeria

A Listeria-related ice cream bar recall that started Jan. 5 with less than 400 cases of frozen treats now includes additional flavors and brands, totaling close to 29,000 cases sent to more than 35 retail chains across the country. No illnesses have been confirmed in connection with the ice cream products. However finished samples tested...

January 15, 2018January 15, 2018by
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Alzheimer’s ‘Looks Like Me, It Looks Like You’

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). More Stories To Republish SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Until last year, Jackie Coleman was a disability rights lawyer — a good one, too. “I was an excellent attorney,” recalled the 63-year-old Rancho Cordova, Calif., resident who loved her job and was proud of the work...

January 13, 2018January 13, 2018by
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Hospital Honchos Hone New Message In Wake Of Opioid Crisis: Expect Pain

Doctors at some of the largest U.S. hospital chains admit they went overboard with opioids to make people as pain-free as possible, and now they shoulder part of the blame for the nation’s opioid crisis. In an effort to be part of the cure, they’ve begun to issue an uncomfortable warning to patients: You’re going...

January 13, 2018January 13, 2018by
UPDATE: Roe recalled nationwide in Canada for botulism risk
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UPDATE: Roe recalled nationwide in Canada for botulism risk

Canadian officials posted an expanded recall, including additional distribution information, indicating recalled roe may have been distributed nationwide. Imperial Caviar & Seafood has expanded its Jan. 3 warning to include retail locations in New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec and possibly the entire nation because of concern with regard to the distribution of recalled roe that carries a risk of...

January 12, 2018January 12, 2018by
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Fallout From ‘Nuclear Button’ Tweets: Sales Of Anti-Radiation Drug Skyrocket

A Twitter battle over the size of each “nuclear button” possessed by President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un has spiked sales of a drug that protects against radiation poisoning. Troy Jones, who runs the website www.nukepills.com, said demand for potassium iodide soared last week, after Trump tweeted that he had a “much bigger...

January 12, 2018January 12, 2018by
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A Poor Neighborhood In Chicago Looks To Cuba To Fight Infant Mortality

Over the past few months, medical professionals on Chicago’s South Side have been trying a new tactic to bring down the area’s infant mortality rate: find women of childbearing age and ask them about everything. Really, everything. “In the last 12 months, have you had any problems with any bug infestations, rodents or mold?” Dr....

January 11, 2018January 11, 2018by
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Postcard From Sacramento: Alzheimer’s ‘Looks Like Me, It Looks Like You’

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). More Stories To Republish SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Until last year, Jackie Coleman was a disability rights lawyer — a good one, too. “I was an excellent attorney,” recalled the 63-year-old Rancho Cordova, Calif., resident who loved her job and was proud of the work...

January 11, 2018January 11, 2018by
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Listen: How A ‘Hippie Clinic’ In San Francisco Inspired A Medical Philosophy

Related Coverage From Its Counterculture Roots, Haight Ashbury Free Clinic Morphs Into Health Care Conglomerate Fifty-one years ago in San Francisco, a small community clinic opened its doors. Its mission: to treat many of the young people who flocked to the city — who were often homeless, hungry and sick. The Haight Ashbury Free Clinic, now...

January 11, 2018January 11, 2018by
Biscuits pulled in 23 states for Listeria risk; Mary B’s this time
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Biscuits pulled in 23 states for Listeria risk; Mary B’s this time

Hom/Ade Foods Inc. is the latest food company to recall biscuits because of potential Listeria contamination. All of its Mary B’s brand biscuits with dates through Sept 23 are now recalled. Recalls in the past month included biscuits under brands including Food Lion, SEG and Southern Home, and T. Marzetti Company’s Marshalls brand. As with the other recalls,...

January 10, 2018January 10, 2018by