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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

3/12/14 Health News: FDA SUSPENDS REGISTRATION OF CHEESE MANUFACTURER- Pesticide Safety - Child Health Problems - Open Plan Offices Make Cold and Flu Season Worse

FDA SUSPENDS REGISTRATION OF CHEESE MANUFACTURER OVER HEALTH RISK
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday suspended the food facility registration of Roos Food Inc., the maker of cheese and sour cream that has caused an outbreak of Listeria in Maryland and California that includes on death. The registration was suspended after FDA determined there was still a reasonable probability that food manufactured... Continue Reading

USDA SAYS PESTICIDE DATA SHOW NO FOOD SAFETY CONCERNS
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently posted the latest data from the Pesticide Data Program (PDP) annual summary and, as in previous years, the agency found that, “U.S. food does not pose a safety concern based upon pesticide residues.” “This is continuing evidence that fruits and vegetables for sale in the United States are exceedingly.. Continue Reading

Child Health Problems 'Linked to Father's Age'
A wide range of disorders and problems in school-age children have been linked to delayed fatherhood in a major study involving millions of people. Increased rates of autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, suicide attempts and substance abuse problems were all reported. The study, in JAMA Psychiatry, suggests mutated sperm were to blame. Continue Reading

Blame Open Plan Offices for Making Cold and Flu Season Worse
The most popular office design in the United States is a large open plan office. People who have seen such offices half empty or full of sniffling people during the winter flu season won’t be surprised to hear they make people more likely to get sick. Compared to people in mostly or partially private spaces, people in open plan offices of all sizes report taking more sick leave, according to a recent study. Open plan offices were connected to increased instances of sick leave lasting seven days or less,.Continue Reading


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