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Thursday, July 24, 2014

7/25/14 Health News: GROUPS OPPOSE HERBICIDE APPROVAL ♦ THIRD-PARTY FOOD SAFETY AUDITS ♦ Texans suffering from stomach bug linked to imported produce

GROUPS OPPOSE HERBICIDE APPROVAL, CITING HARM TO HUMAN HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Although the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said in April that it plans to permit a new weed killer called Enlist Duo onto the market, consumer advocates are attempting to dissuade the agency from doing so before a final decision is made. The herbicide is a combination of 2,4-D and glyphosate and is made by... Continue Reading
PROCESS AND SUBSTANCE IN THIRD-PARTY FOOD SAFETY AUDITS
As the result of numerous national and international outbreaks of foodborne illness, food industries worldwide have come under increasing pressure to ensure that their products are safe, wholesome and meet government standards. FDA and USDA have the primary authority for our food supply nationally, while individual states typically regulate local food operations through state and...Continue Reading
At least 25 North Texans suffering from stomach bug linked to imported produce

Local health officials are warning residents about a stomach bug linked to unwashed produce.In recent months, doctors across Texas have reported 61 cases of cyclosporiasis. Ten of those cases are in Dallas County, 11 are in Tarrant and four are in Collin.“We need to get the message out on washing produce,” said Dallas County Health Director Zach Thompson. “Identifying the source will reduce the number of cases.”Continue Reading

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