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Hospitals Find Asthma Hot Spots More Profitable To Neglect Than Fix
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Hospitals Find Asthma Hot Spots More Profitable To Neglect Than Fix

BALTIMORE — Keyonta Parnell has had asthma most of his young life, but it wasn’t until his family moved to the 140-year-old house here on Lemmon Street two years ago that he became one of the health care system’s frequent customers. “I call 911 so much since I’ve been living here, they know my name,”...

December 13, 2017December 13, 2017by
Food bank recalls candy for chemical risk; two people sick
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Food bank recalls candy for chemical risk; two people sick

Federal officials and local police are warning the public about “Bibi Frutix” candy in small plastic containers shaped like baby bottles because it is expected of containing a chemical substance that has sickened at least two people. Food banks distributed at least some of the implicated candy. The Wamego (KS) Police Department posted this photo...

December 11, 2017December 11, 2017by
Baking this weekend? Check your flour and don’t lick the bowl
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Baking this weekend? Check your flour and don’t lick the bowl

For many people, the holiday season is the perfect time to spend time together in the kitchen and share delicious baked foods and desserts. Follow these safety tips to help you and your loved ones stay healthy when handling raw dough. When you prepare homemade cookie dough, cake mixes, or even bread, you may be...

December 9, 2017December 9, 2017by
Report shows only half of European food recalls made public
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Report shows only half of European food recalls made public

All too often there is a lag between the time European governments know about unsafe food and when public warnings go out about recalls, a new report says. After the public notice of last summer’s European egg recall because of insecticide contamination, Berlin-based Foodwatch decided to look into just how often such delays occur. The European...

December 8, 2017December 8, 2017by
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Health Risks To Farmworkers Increase As Workforce Ages

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). That bag of frozen cauliflower sitting inside your freezer likely sprang to life in a vast field north of Salinas, Calif. A crew of men and women here use a machine to drop seedlings into the black soil. Another group follows...

December 8, 2017December 8, 2017by
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Stopping Opioid Addiction At One Key Source: The Hospital

It may not be rocket science, but a group of surgeons at the University of Michigan’s Michigan Medicine have devised a strategy to curb the nation’s opioid epidemic — starting at their own hospital. Their findings appeared online Wednesday in the journal JAMA Surgery. Opioid addiction has been deemed a “national emergency.” It’s estimated to...

December 7, 2017December 7, 2017by
Kroger recalls ‘Comforts For Baby’ water because of mold
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Kroger recalls ‘Comforts For Baby’ water because of mold

The Kroger Co. is recalling almost six months worth of its Comforts For Baby brand purified water with fluoride because samples have tested positive for mold contamination. Various grocery chains in 14 states are recalling the implicated infant water. “The FDA is issuing this consumer alert to reach parents and caregivers who may have bought the product, which is intended for infants,”...

December 5, 2017December 5, 2017by
Ruth’s salad maker warned for Listeria in production facility
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Ruth’s salad maker warned for Listeria in production facility

B & H Foods in North Carolina is on notice from the FDA because the same strain of Listeria monocytogenes has been confirmed repeatedly during the past five years at its facilities. “Based on FDA’s analytical results for the environmental sample and inspectional findings documented during the inspection, we have determined that your RTE (ready-to-eat) food products are adulterated within the meaning...

December 5, 2017December 5, 2017by
23.4 tons of beef meat balls recalled over misbranding and allergens
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23.4 tons of beef meat balls recalled over misbranding and allergens

Caesar’s Pasta, LLC,  in Blackwood, NJ,   is recalling approximately 46,810 pounds of beef meatball products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products contain egg, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.  The frozen beef meatball items were...

December 2, 2017December 2, 2017by
Chicken shish kabobs recalled for allergens and misbranding
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Chicken shish kabobs recalled for allergens and misbranding

Detroit’s Rafedain Shish Kabob Restaurant, Inc., is recalling approximately 813 pounds of chicken patty shish kabob products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products contain milk, wheat, and soy, all known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. The...

December 2, 2017December 2, 2017by