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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

9/3/24 Health News: Managing Peanut Allergies in School ♦ IDAHO HALTS RAW MILK SALES FROM DAIRY ♦ SCIENTISTS FINDS CLUES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST LISTERIA

Dr. Campbell: Managing Peanut Allergies in School
Food allergies are a growing food safety and public health concern that affect an estimated four to six percent of children in the United States. Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies. Peanuts can cause a severe, potentially fatal, allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Allergy to peanuts appears to be on the rise in children. According to one study, continue reading
STATE HALTS RAW MILK SALES FROM IDAHO DAIRY
The sale of raw milk from Treasured Sunrise Acres in Parma, ID, has been put on hold until further notice by the Idaho Department of Agriculture after recently testing positive for Cryptosporidium. Milk from Treasured Sunrise Acres tested positive for the parasite the week of Aug. 24, according to news reports. Two Canyon County residents who... Continue Reading
RESEARCHERS UNCOVER CLUES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST LISTERIA
Listeria monocytogenes has long been one of the most fearsome foodborne pathogens. With a high mortality rate and the ability to grow at refrigerator temperatures, it’s also one of the most adaptable. Now, researchers in Denmark say they’ve made some important discoveries that explain why the bug is difficult to fight, according to Medical News... Continue Reading

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