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Thursday, July 31, 2014

7/31/14 Health News; BILL INTRODUCED TO TAX SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES ♦ Labels detect contaminated meat ♦ RAW MILK SEIZURE ♦ Tainted meat scandal bites McDonald's

DELAURO INTRODUCES BILL TO TAX SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES NATIONWIDE
On Wednesday, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax (SWEET) Act — a tax on drinks such as sodas, energy drinks, sweet teas and sports drinks that she first announced at the National Soda Summit in Washington, D.C., on June 5. The SWEET Act would institute an excise tax of 1 cent per... Continue Reading
Smart labels detect contaminated meat before it hits shelves
Have you ever worried about getting salmonella or E. coli poisoning from meat? Researchers at the University of Alberta are working on a new way to spot spoiled meat before it hits grocery-store shelves. Anastasia Elias and Dominic Sauvageau, professors in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, are developing smart materials to detect harmful microbes that cause … continue reading
RAW MILK SEIZURE STIRS DEBATE IN MICHIGAN
Michigan farmers and some of their downstate customers are still talking about an enforcement action taken two weeks ago by the Michigan Department of Agriculture. The incident has prompted hundreds of comments on local newspaper and Facebook pages. A delivery truck from Standish, MI-based My Family Co-Op was making its run south on Interstate 75... Continue Reading
Tainted meat scandal bites McDonald's

The fast food chain's Japanese unit said Tuesday that it will fall short of profit and sales targets for the year, after a longtime meat supplier was shut down last week by authorities for unsanitary practices. As meat from the supplier has been pulled out of circulation, McDonald's outlets in China, Hong Kong and Japan have stopped selling items such … continue reading

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