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Saturday, October 18, 2014

10/18/14 Health News: Death From Campylobacter Linked to Raw Milk ♦ SEVEN WORST THINGS IN YOUR REFRIGERATOR ♦ FDA PLEASE BAN CHEMICALS IN PIZZA BOXE

80 SICKENED IN UTAH CAMPYLOBACTER OUTBREAK LINKED TO RAW MILK
At least 80 people fell ill this summer with Campylobacter infections linked to the consumption of unpasteurized milk from a farm in Utah, according to Utah health officials speaking with state lawmakers on Wednesday. Health officials said that the outbreak also contributed to the death of one immunocompromised man. Twenty percent of cases were hospitalized.... Continue Reading
THE SEVEN WORST THINGS TO FIND IN YOUR REFRIGERATOR OR ICE MACHINE
Health inspectors get to see the worst of the worst when it comes to commercial kitchens. They see the little extras that are left behind the refrigerator, they notice the smells in the walk-in freezers, and they notice the slime inside of the ice bin. We've taken our cues from the health inspectors and compiled... Continue Reading
FDA ASKED TO BAN CHEMICALS USED IN PIZZA BOXES AND OTHER FOOD PACKAGING
Nine consumer and environmental health groups petitioned the Food and Drug Administration this week seeking a ban on the use of certain chemicals in food packaging. The petitions target perchlorate, which is added to sealing gaskets for food containers and to reduce static in dry food packaging, and a family of chemicals known as long-chain... Continue Reading

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