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Saturday, August 2, 2014

8/2/14 Health News: 58 CRYPTOSPORIDIUM CASES IN FLORIDA ♦ Russia to ban certain food imports from US, Poland ♦ HYGIENE FAILINGS’ AT UK POULTRY PROCESSING PLANTS

FLORIDA COUNTY ISSUES HEALTH ALERT AFTER 58 CRYPTOSPORIDIUM CASES
The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County has issued a health alert for the county after 58 cases of a parasitic illness had been reported as of July 29. Cryptosporidium is a parasite found in contaminated water, and can make people very sick. Symptoms include severe cramps, diarrhea and vomiting. “It really has to... Continue Reading
Russia to ban certain food imports from US, Poland
FBR Staff Writer Published 30 July 2014 Russian food safety agency Rosselkhoznadzor is planning to ban certain fruit and vegetable imports from Poland, as well as chicken imports from the US over food safety concerns. The agency will also test cheese from McDonald's for certain antibiotics. The move to ban imports from Poland forms a part of Veterinary and Phytosanitary …continue reading
HYGIENE FAILINGS’ BEING INVESTIGATED AT UK POULTRY PROCESSING PLANTS

A five-month Guardian investigation which uncovered “hygiene failings” at two of the largest UK poultry processors has prompted the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and three major supermarkets in the UK to launch their own inquiries. The allegations have been directed at two factories owned by 2 Sisters Food Group which supply fresh chicken and chicken... Continue Reading

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