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Monday, September 1, 2014

9/1/14 Health News: When food kills: The peanut butter case ♦ Raw and risky: do rewards outweigh risks?♦ Should kids be allowed to wash hands at school? Or is sanitizer enough?

Should kids be allowed to wash hands at school? Or is sanitizer enough?
Someone wrote me this morning and said at their U.S. elementary school, the 5th graders are not permitted to wash hands after mandatory bathroom times and the teacher stands outside of the bathroom with hand sanitizer squirting it as each child leaves the bathroom. Continue Reading
Raw and risky: do rewards outweigh risks?
U.S. President Obama may want to think again about those burger outings he does. Obama likes Five Brothers Burgers and Fries, where, “kitchen rules include no timers in the kitchen (because good cooks know when food is done).” Maybe use a tip-sensitive digital thermometer? Misti Crane of The Columbus Dispatch writes that those who run kitchens commonly run afoul of food-safety sticklers when it comes time to eat. Continue Reading
When food kills: The peanut butter case

When food kills When food kills When food kills When food kills When food kills STORY HIGHLIGHTS Nine people died, more than 700 were sickened in a 2008 salmonella outbreak Health officials traced the outbreak to peanut butter produced in south Georgia Company executives are now on trial, accused of deliberately shipping tainted food Government says the company covered up positive … continue reading

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