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Salmonella

It’s mostly an issue of food safety—right now, because of summer temperatures or some other reason, salmonella is everywhere. It’s in chickens, turkeys, ducks, and likely other birds. It’s not limited to one region of the US, one farm, or one processing center. It’s affecting both commercial products, and backyard flocks. Here’s what you need […]

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It’s preventable, if not entirely predictable: the nausea, cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea of food poisoning. There are many types of stomach upset, from those caused by chronic illness (irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, etc.), to those caused by viruses (which happen mostly, but not always, in the winter), to true food poisoning—the mostly warm […]

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As the temperatures rise, so does growth of Salmonella, E. coli, and other bacteria that cause food poisoning. While contamination can happen in your own kitchen, it’s not likely to if you follow safe-food prep practices like thoroughly rinsing produce, cleaning a wide area up after handling raw meat, and cooking food to, and keeping […]

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Warm weather means an increased risk of food poisoning. Unlike winter stomach flu, which is caused by viruses like Norovirus and can even be airborne, summer stomach flu is caused by bacteria that happily grow in the warm weather. Stay ahead of the outbreaks by using safe food handling practices at home, and supporting your […]

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2017 was predicted to be the year that antibiotic resistance really took a turn for the worse… and they were mostly right. A strain of E. coli was found in China that carried a gene making it resistant to some of our last line of antibiotics; the antibiotics so strong they carry side-effects almost as […]

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