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Cantaloupe again? Jeeez

August 17, 2012 by


Kentucky , Indiana, Tennessee and Illinois are going to be reporting a multi-state Salmonella outbreak – Texas and Nebraska have also seen an up tic in Salmonella cases – not clear they are linked:   Of course there has been the recent Listeria melon recall – Burch Farms: Unsanitary Conditions, Positive Listeria Test, No […]

Cooking with the right stuff

August 13, 2012 by


In just the last few weeks, some significant food poisoning outbreaks have occurred. Three Australian Olympic badminton players came down with food poisoning while training in London and had to miss some of their warm-up matches. In Denver, 60 residents of a homeless shelter were hospitalized with food poisoning.  And nearly 30,000 pounds of ground beef was recalled in […]

The Real Story Behind Healthy Trends

August 1, 2012 by


These days, it can be difficult to know what you should and shouldn’t eat. For example, any food can be labeled as “natural,” because no regulations exist about the use of that word in food packaging.  Sometimes, when you investigate claims that a certain food or product is good for you, you may find that […]

Cutting Out the Junk Food?

June 27, 2012 by


Most people know that high-sugar foods like chocolate or pastries are junk, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. The truth is that many foods fit into this category. The director of the Centers for Science in the Public Interest coined the term “junk food” in the 1970s to describe items that have […]

Technology Takes On Shady Restaurants That Have Health Code Violations

June 4, 2012 by


“The one thing I love when going out to eat with friends is spending the rest of a fun-filled night in a hospital room, getting my stomach pumped, as everything I ate revisits me in the wrong way.” Food poisoning has to be one of the worst experiences a person has to suffer through, and […]