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Saturday, October 11, 2014

10/11/14 Health News: The food that can shorten your life ♦ OVER 100 PEOPLE SICKENED BY Y, PSEUDOTUBERCULOSIS ♦ MICROBIAL TESTING OF FRESH PRODUCE

The food that can cut years off your life
Meat lovers, this news may change your grocery list: Eating both processed and unprocessed red meat is associated with an increased mortality risk, according to new research in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Continue Reading
MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE SICKENED BY YERSINIA PSEUDOTUBERCULOSIS IN NEW ZEALAND
More than 100 people across New Zealand are sick from Yersinia pseudotuberculosis, and at least 35 people have been hospitalized. Most cases have been in the Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington areas. Outbreaks of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis, which are not common, have previously been associated with the consumption of contaminated food, especially raw or undercooked pork products,... Continue Reading
MICROBIAL TESTING OF FRESH PRODUCE: WHERE IS THE VALUE?
Summary Product testing is an inefficient tool for enhancing the safety of fresh fruits and vegetables. The probability of finding a contaminant is very low at the bacterial population densities likely to be found. Product testing is wasteful of resources because of the time and expense of the testing itself, but also because all tested... Continue Reading

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