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Thursday, July 24, 2014

7/24/2014 Health News: Cinnamon oil kills E. coli ♦ E. COLI CASES REPORTED ON MINNESOTA INDIAN RESERVATION ♦ AUSSIE LISTERIA TESTS LED TO RECALL OF CALIFORNIA FRUIT

Cinnamon oil kills E. coli strains
A newly published study by researchers at Washington State University in the USA has found that an essential oil from cassia cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia) is an effective antibacterial agent against several strains of non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC).Continue Reading
POTENTIAL E. COLI CASES REPORTED ON MINNESOTA INDIAN RESERVATION
Minnesota health officials reportedly have confirmed up to a dozen cases of foodborne illness potentially linked to E. coli on the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation about 15 miles west of Duluth, MN. Tribal leaders are working with the state to try and find out how many people have been impacted... Continue Reading
AUSSIE LISTERIA TESTS LED TO RECALL OF LIKELY ALREADY CONSUMED CALIFORNIA FRUIT
Back in the day, before the fresh fruit and produce industry managed to kill it, the Microbiological Data Program (MDP) came under fire from growers for not providing timely results, sometimes resulting in recalls of fruit that consumers had already eaten. That was 18 months ago and MDP — the joint venture of about 10... Continue Reading

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