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All “pig ear” dog treats should now be considered hazardous

We wrote in July about a salmonella outbreak linked to certain “pig ear” dog treats. Well that warning has now been extended to “all” pig ear dog treats, after almost 130 people have become sickened with salmonella. It's unclear at this time if any pets have contracted salmonella.

The Centers…

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United States listeria illnesses linked to Canadian outbreak?

An outbreak of listeria monocytogenes that’s believed to have originated in Canada, has now been linked to “two dozen people across 13 states”, resulting in two deaths. The original listeria outbreak in Canada was linked to Rosemount diced chicken.

Scientific testing on those sickened in the United States found that…

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Popular brand of hummus recalled over Listeria concerns

Pit Pal Foods, a hummus company housed out of Houston, has recalled almost 100 products due to a possible Listeria “contamination”. Listeria is a bacteria that can cause listeriosis, and a listeriosis infection could lead to death.

Pit Pal Foods voluntarily recalled products created between May 30, 2019 and June…

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Salmonella outbreak linked to “pig ear” dog treats

Pig ear dog treats, sold in more than half of the United States, have been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control over salmonella concerns. The source of the outbreak is unknown at this time. The CDC believes the dog treats are the cause…

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Exact source of romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak still unknown

It’s 2019, and some romaine lettuce is still unsafe to eat. When the Centers for Disease Control and Food and Drug Administration issued their warning about romaine lettuce back in November of 2018, they did so knowing they weren’t sure of the origin of the E. coli outbreak. Fast forward…

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E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

An E. coli outbreak days before Thanksgiving has everyone concerned. The Centers for Disease Control has linked a recent E. coli outbreak that’s sickened more than 30 people, across nearly a dozen states, to romaine lettuce.

What may be most concerning about this most recent E. coli outbreak is that…

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Avoiding a toxic workplace

These days, toxicity in the workplace doesn’t just describe Jamie's contentious relationship with Alex after one of them threw the other's lunch away. In 2018, toxic chemicals are a real threat in the environment, at home, and in our workspaces. Fatigue, difficulty concentrating, eye irritation, nose, throat, and lung irritation…

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Spike in Indiana children with cancer has parents seeking answers

When is a cancer diagnosis more than just a cancer diagnosis? When is the diagnosis part of a cancer cluster? How about when nearly 80 children, in one county, over a ten year period are diagnosed with cancer? You, me, and the parents of children diagnosed likely consider these facts…

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E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce turns deadly

E. coli-laced lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona region has claimed its first victim. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Wednesday that in addition to the more than one hundred reported cases of illness, an individual in California has lost their life due to the E. coli lettuce…

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Alabama health officials issue warning about flesh-eating bacteria

State officials in Alabama have issued a warning to visitors and residents regarding flesh-eating bacteria “found in bodies of water throughout the state.” Those exposed to Vibrio often elicit symptoms within 24 hours that include but are not limited to: diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, chills and nausea. Vibrio can…

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