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Thursday, October 23, 2014

10/23/14 Health News: Food Justice for Babies ♦ Norovirus outbreak in Arizona school ♦ DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS CONTAINED BANNED DRUGS AFTER FDA RECALLS

Food Justice for Babies
There’s only one day a year that’s dedicated just to food. Every October 24 is Food Day, a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable and sustainable food. While Food Day strives to inspire us to improve our diets and our food policies, the 2014 Food Day places a special emphasis on food access and food justice.Continue Reading
Arizona school’s norovirus outbreak linked to over 100 students
I was chatting with a couple of guys at a birthday party of one of Sam’s friends this past weekend and relayed that I do food safety stuff. One dude said “I hate this time of year: between the colds, pink eye and norovirus our kids pick up at school we’ll all be sick until Thanksgiving.”  Continue Reading

DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS CONTAINED BANNED DRUGS AFTER FDA RECALLS

A new study finds that a high percentage of dietary supplements still contained banned drugs at least six months after being recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Approximately half of all FDA class-I drug recalls since 2004 have involved dietary supplements adulterated with banned pharmaceutical ingredients. Previous studies have found that dietary... Continue Reading

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