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Monday, July 21, 2014

7/21/14 Health News: Tainted meat scandal hits McDonald's, KFC ♦ Preserving Livers for Transplantation ♦ PHASE OUT GROWTH-PROMOTING ANTIBIOTICS ♦ BAN ON BPA IN FOOD PACKAGING

Preserving Livers for Transplantation
A new technique increased the time that rat livers can remain viable outside the body. If the approach succeeds in humans, it could aid organ transplant efforts. Continue Reading
Tainted meat scandal hits McDonald's, KFC
Yum Brands -- which owns KFC -- has faced a number of food scandals in China. LONDON (CNNMoney) An American-owned meat factory operating in China has been accused of selling out-of-date and tainted meat to clients including McDonald's (MCD) and Yum Brands (YUM), which owns the KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut chains. Dragon TV reported that workers at the food plant were …continue reading
CARGILL TO PHASE OUT GROWTH-PROMOTING ANTIBIOTICS IN SIGNATURE TURKEY BRANDS
Cargill announced this week that it will stop using antibiotics for growth promotion in raising its turkeys. The company says the changes to its two signature brands — Honeysuckle White and Shady Brook Farms — makes Cargill the first major turkey producer to have a USDA Process Verified Program for this purpose. A Cargill press release... Continue Reading
THREE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS SEEK BAN ON BPA IN FOOD PACKAGING
Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Reps. Lois Capps (D-CA) and Grace Meng (D-NY) are calling for a ban on Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used to harden plastics and commonly found in food packaging. “The dangers of BPA have been well demonstrated,” the three wrote in an opinion piece for Roll Call. “Exposure, even... Continue Reading

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