Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is an illness that can cause nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Food poisoning is caused by eating food that contains germs, such as bacteria, viruses, or parasites. One of the most common causes of food poisoning is norovirus. Two examples of bacteria that are common causes of food poisoning are Salmonella and E. coli. Parasites include tiny worms that people can catch in some countries.Read More

Relish Foods, Inc Recalls Frozen Tuna Loins Because of Possible Health Risk

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October 20

On October 13, 2017, Relish Foods, Inc of Culver City, California voluntarily initiated the recall of Frozen Newport Brand Tuna Loins. The recall was the result of sampling by FDA which revealed that the product has potential to contain the bacteria Salmonella, 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 circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing... Read More


Mann Packing Recalls Minimally Processed Vegetable Products Because of Possible Health Risk

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October 20

Mann Packing of Salinas, California is voluntarily recalling minimally processed vegetable products listed below because they may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. Mann Packing is issuing this recall in response to a single positive result found during random sampling by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Mann Packing is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution. To date, public health officials have not reported any illnesses associated with these products. The recalled product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people,... Read More


The Cold Truth About Cold Cuts

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September 28

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THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- They may seem like an easy solution for lunch, but pre-packaged sliced meat and processed deli counter options aren't just short on nutrition, they also pose health risks, health experts say. If you often rely on them, it's time to reconsider what you put between your sandwich bread or toss into a salad. Processed meats have been preserved by smoking, curing and/or salting. Many have added chemical preservatives -- like sodium nitrate -- that have potential health risks. As with bacon and hot dogs, cold cuts like pastrami, salami, ham... Read More


Health Tip: Leading Causes of Food Poisoning

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HealthDay

September 12

(HealthDay News) -- More than a million Americans each year suffer the symptoms of food poisoning, including nausea and vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever and dehydration. Here are leading causes of food poisoning, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Bacteria and viruses, such as Salmonella , norovirus, campylobacter, E. coli , Listeria, clostridium and perfringens. Parasites, such as protozoa or roundworms. Mold, toxins and contaminants, both natural and chemical. Copyright © 2013-2017 HealthDay. All rights reserved. Read More