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Food Poisoning 101

If you've never come down with food poisoning, consider yourself lucky. This stomach ailment can be rather painful, and embarrassing. Find out what causes it and how to treat and prevent it.…

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Why is Unsafe Meat Legal?

Most of the U.S. population suffers an acute diarrheal illness every year. According to a recent survey, most people correctly identified food as the most common source of infection, but fewer than ha…

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E. Coli O145 Ban Opposed by Meat Industry

One child is dead and 13 others sickened across six states in an ongoing outbreak of E. coli O145. Another child—a first-grader in Massachusetts—also died recently, but that was due to a different str…

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Top 10 Riskiest Foods

What do strawberries and oysters have in common? Both make the list of the top ten foods responsible for the most outbreaks of foodborne illness since 1990 in the United States. Oysters, okay--but…

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Could Your Kitchen Pass a Public Health Inspection?

An online survey finds that many home cooks don't follow basic food-safety standards. Here's how you can stay safe. By Emily Main, Rodale.com What you can do Refrigerate food as soon …

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6 Tips for a Salmonella-Free Summer

Summer is prime Salmonella season. Warmer weather gives that sneaky Salmonella more opportunity to contaminate your food. You’ve heard about large-scale salmonella outbreaks in eggs and peanut pro…

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How Could Sprouts Be So Damn Healthy, Yet So Damn Dangerous?

Dominating the news cycle this weekend was not so much about announcements of presidential bids and summer blockbusters, but an old terror rearing its ugly head – E. coli. E. coli, short for Escherich…

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48 Million People Suffer from Sneaky Illness: Protect Yourself

According to new reports from the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in six Americans suffers from a food-borne illness annually. By the CDC estimates:  48 …

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What’s Lurking On Your Purse?

A recent post, “I Like It on the Kitchen Table,” got me to thinking about my purse and all the places it has been. One thing lead to another and soon I was immersed in a world of germs. The Germs o…

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An Ounce of Prevention In Your Hands

Do you wash your hands after using a public rest room... after changing a diaper... before eating? Chances are if you answer a telephone poll you will say you do because you know you should. …

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