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Chicken Caesar Salad Kits Recalled Due to Possible Foodborne Illness
APPA Fine Foods, a Corona, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 92,657 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kit products due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes ( Lm ) contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
Bump It to Reduce Germs
A handshake is one of the most common greetings used when meeting someone for the first time or saying hello to an old friend. But other greetings may transfer fewer disease-causing bacteria.
Wegmans Recalls Desserts Due to Potential of Listeria
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is voluntarily recalling several in-store baked desserts that may contain fresh peaches, nectarines, and/or plums.
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.
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.
Things to Keep in Your Medicine Cabinet
American families keep a wide range of prescription and non-prescription items in their medicine cabinets, but what is really necessary?
How Doctors Prescribe Antibiotics to Kids
In the past, it wasn't uncommon for kids to be prescribed antibiotics for almost any respiratory infection. Now doctors are more careful about prescribing them only when necessary.
Foodborne Infection May Be a Family Affair
Even with infections that don't spread  easily , family members might still run the risk of developing the same infections, simply due to a shared environment. Researchers explored this issue for one infection in particular — toxoplasmosis.
E. Coli Scare Leads to Recalls
Certain types of the bacteria E. coli live in our intestines without causing trouble or harm. But other strains can cause serious illness. Two related California companies have recalled pre-packaged salads and wraps due to concerns about this type of the bacteria.
Listeria Recalls Expanded
A number of food products, including packaged potato and tuna salads, were recalled in October due to concerns about a bacteria called Listeria . The recalls have been expanded this week and now include a variety of additional meat products and salads.