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Chicken meals recalled from institutions for undeclared soy
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Chicken meals recalled from institutions for undeclared soy

Bateman in West Sacramento, CA, has recalled  approximately 20,297 pounds of poultry products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The not-ready-to-eat products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. The not-ready-to-eat chicken entrees were produced on...

May 17, 2017May 17, 2017by
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Latinos Left Out Of Clinical Trials … And Possible Cures

Two decades ago, Luis Antonio Cabrera received devastating news: He likely had only three months to live. The Puerto Rican truck driver, then 50, had attributed his growing leg pain to spending so many hours on the road. The real culprit was a malignant tumor in his left kidney that was pressing on nerves from...

May 7, 2017May 7, 2017by
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For Some Students, Hunger Is Part Of The College Experience

When Marci Maxey’s father moved to Texas to take care of her ailing grandmother last August, the Sacramento resident found herself alone for the first time in her life. She was taking classes at a community college and didn’t have a job. She had some money from her family, but it wasn’t enough to live...

May 3, 2017May 3, 2017by
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California Sued For Allegedly Substandard Medi-Cal Care

Civil rights advocates sued California on Wednesday, alleging that care provided by Medi-Cal, the state’s health program for low-income people, is substandard and disproportionately hurts Latinos — by far the largest group of enrollees. The lawsuit, filed in Alameda County Superior Court by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and the Civil Rights...

April 26, 2017April 26, 2017by
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Scope Maker Olympus Hit With $6.6 Million Verdict In Superbug Outbreak Case

A jury ordered the giant medical scope maker Olympus Corp. to pay a Seattle hospital $6.6 million in damages tied to a deadly superbug outbreak — and told the hospital to pay $1 million to a deceased patient’s family. But jurors on Monday also handed the Tokyo-based manufacturer a key win, rejecting claims that its flagship...

April 18, 2017April 18, 2017by
Salmonella Outbreak Exposes Flaw in FDA ‘Import Alert’ System
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Salmonella Outbreak Exposes Flaw in FDA ‘Import Alert’ System

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and other state and local agencies continue to investigate the  outbreak of Salmonella Kiambu illnesses, which has sickened 47 people and has already claimed one life. The CDC posted this photo with the outbreak notice, describing...

April 9, 2017April 9, 2017by
More coffee recalled because of male enhancement drugs
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More coffee recalled because of male enhancement drugs

AMPT Coffee is the third coffee product in the past year to be recalled because laboratory analysis found it contains a prescription drug, which is similar to the active ingredient in Viagra and can be deadly when combined with nitrates frequently found in heart and blood pressure medications. AMPT Life LLC shipped their coffee product, which contains the drugs Sildenafil...

April 2, 2017April 2, 2017by
Bush’s Best recalls beans because can seams are compromised
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Bush’s Best recalls beans because can seams are compromised

Bush Brothers & Co. is recalling three flavors of canned baked beans from retailers nationwide after discovering defective side seams in some cans, which could allow the beans to spoil or become contaminated with pathogens. To view photos of all three flavors of Bush’s Beans subject to this recall, please click on the image. “This...

March 13, 2017March 13, 2017by
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State-Led Effort Helps Improve Blood Pressure Control Among Low-Income Patients

California faces a big challenge in controlling the blood pressure of low-income residents with hypertension, but a state-led program has shown some signs of progress. Nine of the state’s 23 Medicaid managed care plans spent a year working with state officials, studying the latest blood pressure control methods, consulting with experts and sharing their own...

March 1, 2017March 1, 2017by
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California Valley Fever Cases Highest On Record

The number of Valley Fever cases in California rose to a record level in 2016, with 5,372 reported — a jump of 71 percent from the previous year. Historically, about three-quarters of cases have been in the state’s heavily agricultural San Joaquin Valley. The fungal infection, known as coccidioidomycosis, or “cocci,” is most common in...

February 2, 2017February 2, 2017by