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Target just says ‘no’ to Just brand from Hampton Creek Inc.
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Target just says ‘no’ to Just brand from Hampton Creek Inc.

Apparently the “Just” brand of plant-based mayo and other processed foods will not be returning to the shelves of a Target store near you any time soon, according to the CEO of Hampton Creek Inc., which produces the products. Saying he was surprised, Jeff Tetrick, who co-founded San Francisco-based Hampton Creek in 2011 with Josh...

August 21, 2017August 21, 2017by
Papaya Salmonella outbreak continues to spread; 21 states hit
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Papaya Salmonella outbreak continues to spread; 21 states hit

The Salmonella outbreak traced to whole, fresh papayas from a farm in Southern Mexico continues to spread, with a 25 percent increase in victims in the past week. Two more states are reporting confirmed illnesses in the outbreak, Missouri and Tennessee, bringing the total to 21 states involved with 173 victims, including one in New...

August 19, 2017August 19, 2017by
Washington dairy recalls raw milk after positive test for E. coli
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Washington dairy recalls raw milk after positive test for E. coli

A dairy that has a history of pathogen problems is recalling unpasteurized, raw milk because it has tested positive for E. coli, which can cause serious infections, especially in young children. Owners of Spanish Sunrise Dairy in Yacolt, WA, posted the recall Tuesday. The recalled unpasteurized milk has a best-by date of Aug. 23, so...

August 18, 2017August 18, 2017by
Recall expanded: Raspberry mousse cakes linked to outbreak
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Recall expanded: Raspberry mousse cakes linked to outbreak

Canadian officials have expanded a recall of raspberry mousse cakes linked to a norovirus outbreak, saying at least six additional provinces are involved, and possibly the entire country. Five brands and unbranded raspberry mousse cakes are included in the recall, originally posted Aug. 11 and expanded Wednesday. To view additional photos of recalled raspberry mousse...

August 18, 2017August 18, 2017by
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Gun Sellers Join Forces To Curb Suicide-By-Firearm, Rampant In Rural Areas

John Yule, 53, manages Wildlife Sport Outfitters, a hunting and fishing supplies store on the edge of Manchester, N.H., and is “deeply involved in the Second Amendment community.” But six years ago, while listening to a public radio story, Yule heard about a way he could tackle a familiar problem — the high rates of...

August 18, 2017August 18, 2017by
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Often Missing In The Health Care Debate: Women’s Voices

Women, in particular, have a lot at stake in the fight over the future of health care. Not only do many depend on insurance coverage for maternity care and contraception, they are struck more often by such diseases as autoimmune conditions, osteoporosis, breast cancer and depression. They are more likely to be poor and depend...

August 18, 2017August 18, 2017by
Cumberland Farms chicken Caesar salad recalled for allergen
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Cumberland Farms chicken Caesar salad recalled for allergen

Missa Bay LLC of Swedesboro, NJ, has recalled 1,719 pounds of chicken Caesar salad products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The product contains wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label as required by federal law. The chicken Caesar...

August 17, 2017August 17, 2017by
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Fate Of San Francisco’s Ban On Flavored Tobacco Products Is Now Up To Voters

A coalition of local business owners financed by the tobacco industry has blocked San Francisco’s new ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored tobacco products until voters decide whether to uphold or overturn it. The ban, adopted unanimously by the Board of Supervisors in June, would have kicked in next year. But the city’s Office of...

August 17, 2017August 17, 2017by
Michigan farm recalls shell eggs because of Salmonella
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Michigan farm recalls shell eggs because of Salmonella

A poultry farm in Michigan is reportedly recalling shell eggs in eight counties because they may be contaminated with Salmonella enteriditis, which was found at the farm during an outbreak investigation. As of Monday night it was not known if the recalled eggs have white or brown shells. Photo illustration Neither the state agriculture department...

August 16, 2017August 16, 2017by
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Number Of Dialysis Patients In California Surges

The number of Californians who are getting care at dialysis centers has jumped in recent years — but not because kidney disease is more prevalent. The reason is that people are living longer with end-stage renal disease, said Anjay Rastogi, a professor of nephrology at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. The number of new cases...

August 16, 2017August 16, 2017by