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Thursday, October 30, 2014

10/30/14 Health News: CHILE PEPPER REMOVED - SALMONELLA ♦ DUNG BEETLES HELP ORGANIC FOOD SAFETY ♦ FISH SOURCE OF ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

RETAIL OUTLETS REMOVE CHILE PEPPER VARIETIES FROM SALE DUE TO POTENTIAL SALMONELLA
Following last week’s recall of fresh Serrano chile peppers by Bailey Farms Inc., Giant Food Stores LLC and Martin’s Food Markets announced that they removed from sale Serrano, Anaheim, Red Cherry Hot and Finger Hot peppers sold in a variety case due to potential Salmonella contamination. The following product is included in this recall: Serrano, Anaheim, Red... Continue Reading
DUNG BEETLES: FUTURE HEROES OF ORGANIC FOOD SAFETY?
In 2011, an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in Oregon killed one person and sickened more than a dozen people. The outbreak was eventually traced back to organic strawberries grown at an Oregon farm, but how E. coli had managed to contaminate the strawberries remained a mystery for some time afterward. Eventually, state health officials... Continue Reading
STUDY: FARMED FISH COULD BE ANOTHER SOURCE OF ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

The concern surrounding animal antibiotics focuses on meat and poultry production, but a new study suggests we should also be paying attention to fish. Researchers at Arizona State University investigated 47 antibiotics in U.S.-purchased shrimp, salmon, catfish, trout, tilapia and swai originating from 11 different countries. Their findings, published in the Journal of Hazardous Materials, identified... Continue Reading

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