Is There Such Thing As Caffeine Poisoning?
As he was driving down an Ohio freeway minutes after swallowing five Magnum 357 caffeine pills, Christian Brenner started to vibrate -- and the cars in his rear view mirror did as well. Fortunately, Brenner pulled over and walked around in an effort to try and come down. Today, he swears off caffeine, even coffee -- the mental aftereffect of what he says was straight-up caffeine poisoning. Continue Reading
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: WHO’S TAKING MEETINGS WITH FDA ON FOOD SAFETY?
When President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) into law in January 2011, it was considered a long-fought, but significant and bipartisan, victory to update the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s authority and oversight of the food supply. While much of the wrangling over the language of the law was made public through...Continue Reading
RARE SALMONELLA STRAIN SICKENS 18 IN NORWAY
At least 18 people across Norway have fallen ill with a rare strain of Salmonella, according to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The strain, Salmonella Coeln, infected three children and 15 adults. Each year for the past 10 years, Norway has seen zero to three cases of illness from this particular strain. Norwegian health... Continue Reading