Health News

Wawona Packing Recalls Fruits Due to Potential Listeria Contamination
Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, Calif is voluntarily recalling certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots packed between June 1, 2014 through July 12, 2014 due to the potential of the products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Antibiotic Resistance in Foodborne Germs Remains an Issue in US
Foodborne illnesses can be unpleasant enough, but when they are resistant to the antibiotics meant to treat them, the situation can become much more serious.
Slight Mad Cow Risk Leads to Recall
Talk of mad cow disease tends to make people nervous - with reason - even when the risk is low. Such concern has led to a recent recall of beef products.
Chia Products Tied to Salmonella Outbreak
Although Salmonella outbreaks are often linked to animal products, any food item can carry the bacteria. In an ongoing outbreak, a common health food item is the likely source.
FDA Eases Fears of Ban on Wood-Aged Cheese
Reports that the Food and Drug Administration was banning the use of wooden boards to age cheese sent shockwaves through the artisanal cheesemaking industry. But the FDA is claiming it has not called for any such ban.
Clarification on Using Wood Shelving in Artisanal Cheesemaking
Recently, you may have heard some concerns suggesting the FDA has taken steps to end the long-standing practice in the cheesemaking industry of using wooden boards to age cheese.
Norovirus in Restaurants Behind Many US Outbreaks
Food sustains us and pleases us, but in some cases, it can also make us sick. A new report says focusing on food safety may reduce one of the most common forms of foodborne illness.
Sprouts Behind Recent E. Coli Outbreak
An outbreak of harmful E. coli found in contaminated raw clover sprouts is being investigated in the states of Idaho and Washington, where health officials are trying to identify how far the outbreak has spread and how to contain it.
E. Coli Infections Lead to Large Ground Beef Recall
For many, it doesn't get much better than biting into a hot, juicy hamburger! But for patients in the latest E. coli outbreak, a meal of ground beef might have lead to an unpleasant illness.
Salmonella Risk Prompts Company to Recall Organic Eggs
Sixdog Investments, LLC is voluntarily recalling some cases of their certified organic eggs, because of the potential they are contaminated with Salmonella. This voluntary field action was initiated because of routine testing results, and not because of illness to date from consumption. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare c...