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Monday, September 29, 2014

9/29/14 Health News: OPIATES: HOW TO KEEP DINERS COMING BACK ♦ SALMONELLA 344 PEOPLE IN 42 STATES ♦ FDA WARNING LETTERS

OPIATES: HOW TO KEEP DINERS COMING BACK FOR CHINESE NOODLES
Drugged food is yet another safety concern to watch out for in China. A restaurant owner in Shaanxi Province has admitted to secretly infusing his noodles with poppy shells (from which opium is made) in order to keep diners coming back. The plan was reportedly working until he got caught. Police began their investigation after... Continue Reading
SALMONELLA STRAINS LINKED TO LIVE POULTRY SICKEN 344 PEOPLE IN 42 STATES
As of Sept. 23, 344 people in 42 states and Puerto Rico have been sickened by one of three outbreak strains of Salmonella linked to contact with live poultry, according to the latest update released Thursday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). No deaths have been reported, although 32 percent of those... Continue Reading
FDA WARNING LETTERS: ONE DAIRY, TWO SEAFOOD PROCESSORS

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warnings to one dairy and a seafood processor in its latest round of posted warning letters. Superior Cattle Feeders of Calipatria, CA, was cited for illegal drug residues in a steer sold for slaughter. Kidney tissue samples from the animal showed the presence of desfuroylceftiofur at 86.48 parts per... Continue Reading

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