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Saturday, July 19, 2014

7/19/14 Health News: DANGERS OF PURE CAFFEINE PRODUCTS ♦ Applebee’s pulls salad after E. coli O111 cases ♦ Danger of Nanomaterials in Food

FDA WARNS CONSUMERS ABOUT THE DANGERS OF PURE CAFFEINE PRODUCTS
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the public to avoid pure caffeine being marketed directly to consumers after an 18-year-old high school senior in Ohio died after ingesting toxic amounts of caffeine powder. Products such as the bulk bags available over the Internet are essentially 100-percent caffeine, and a single teaspoon is roughly equivalent to... Continue Reading
Minnesota Applebee’s pulls salad after E. coli O111 cases
For all the bragging the California Leafy Greens Marketing folks do, you’d think like anyone serving food, they should take responsibility and man-up when their product is implicated in a foodborne outbreak.Continue Reading
Review Engineered Nanomaterials in Food: Implications for Food Safety and Consumer Health

According to the review, engineered nanoparticles like silver oxide, silicon dioxide, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are commonly used in packaging material, food processing and foods/dietary supplements without knowing their toxicity profiles.  A growing body of evidence Continue reading

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