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Florida pageant mother secretly fed daughter tapeworms to help lose weight

August 24, 2014 by

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by Doug Powell Secretly feeding worm eggs to a child sounds like a scene out of a horror movie, but it was a reality for one teenage beauty queen, whose story was recounted on a recent episode of Discovery Health’s Untold Stories of the ER. In an effort to make her daughter lose weight for […]

5 Vegas Chinatown restaurants shut

May 11, 2014 by

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by Doug Powell There’s an old saying that originated with the Los Angeles restaurant inspection disclosure system: C is for Chinese. In Las Vegas, health inspectors have shut down Chinatown restaurants, most with more than 50 demerits, in five of the last six weeks. Darcy Spears of KTNV ABC 13 reports that one, Sam Woo […]

Whole Foods still sucks at food safety; maggots found in meat case

May 6, 2014 by

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by Doug Powell Whole Foods claims to be “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store,” and that they, “maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry.” Such claims might start to be questioned, however, after a disgusting discovery at one of their San Francisco locations on Monday, April 21. Last week, KRON 4 News exclusively reported that maggots […]

430 sick from Salmonella; Foster Farms reopens Calif. plant

January 23, 2014 by

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by Doug Powell After sickening at least 430 people with Salmonella over several months and not being shut down, but then having a plant shut down because of cockroaches in central California, Foster Farms resumed operations The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last Thursday that the outbreak, which started in March last year, […]

Listeria lawsuits question food safety audits

January 10, 2014 by

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by Doug Powell Lawsuits filed by victims of a 2011 Listeria outbreak that killed four New Mexicans and severely sickened a fifth raise questions about the effectiveness of food safety inspections required by many retailers. The New Mexico victims were among 33 people killed nationally by bacterial infections linked to cantaloupes grown at a farm […]