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Listeria

According to CDC research that examined food poisoning outbreaks between 1998-2008, almost a quarter were caused by contaminated fruits and vegetables. The reason is obvious: stomach flu is most commonly spread by people not washing hands, and fruits and veggies are often served uncooked, so germs aren’t killed. Although fruits and veggies are the most […]

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Studies have reported before that one of the most germ-y places in your home is your kitchen. The sink drain, in particular, tends to be loaded with bacteria regardless of cleaning. But what really sets the kitchen apart from, say, your bathroom? The presence of antibiotic resistant bacteria! One of the main contributors to the […]

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7 Ton Listeria Recall

August 3, 2012

Does this just feel like the summer of Listeria recalls and Hepatitis C outbreaks, or what?? There’s been another recall (this time nationwide) of prepackaged salads, totalling almost 7 tons, because of onions that were identified as having been contaminated with Listeria—the bacteria that can kill people with weakened immune systems and give others mild […]

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Despite efforts to reduce and eliminate bacteria that cause food poisoning symptoms, some of them have actually become more common in the last year. A CDC study tracking bacteria that commonly cause stomach flu has found that the presence of stomach pain culprits like Listeria and Salmonella have either gone up or remained steady over […]

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324,000 pounds of beef, pork, and poultry are being recalled after routine testing turned up Listeria. The parent company is Buona Vista Inc., and products range from pre-made hamburger patties to frozen meals. Make sure to check the whole list against your pantry AND freezer. For most people, Listeria symptoms will look like standard food […]

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