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Thursday, October 2, 2014

10/1/14 CHILDREN IN E. COLI OUTBREAK DRANK RAW MILK ♦ ANTIBIOTICS NEARLY DOUBLED C. DIFF INFECTIONS ♦ STUDENTS LEARN FOOD SAFETY

CHILDREN IN KY E. COLI OUTBREAK DRANK MILK FROM RAW MILK DAIRY
The five Kentucky children hospitalized in an E. coli outbreak earlier this month all consumed milk from the same raw milk dairy, according to multiple reports and the mother of one of the sickened children. The Kentucky Department for Public Health has not announced the source of the outbreak. Microbial testing of animals, milk samples,... Continue Reading
OVERUSE OF ANTIBIOTICS NEARLY DOUBLED CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE INFECTION RATE
The October issue of the American Journal of Infection Control reports on a new study about a topic nobody really wants to think about — deadly diarrhea. It’s what happens when the otherwise harmless Clostridium difficile (C. difficile, or C. diff) digestive tract bacterium grows out of control, releasing toxins that attack the lining of the... Continue Reading
TRAINING TEACHERS - HELPS STUDENTS LEARN FOOD SAFETY

One way to teach kids about food safety and nutrition is to teach their teachers. That’s the idea behind a training program the Food and Drug Administration has been running for the past 15 years. “Science and Our Food Supply” is a week-long program held in the summer that brings together teachers from all over...Continue Reading

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