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Saturday, October 4, 2014

10/4/14 Health News: TYSON REMOVES ANTIBIOTICS FROM CHICKEN HATCHERIES ♦ ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT SALMONELLA ♦ Warning over poisonous wild mushrooms

TYSON ANNOUNCES REMOVAL OF ANTIBIOTICS FROM ITS CHICKEN HATCHERIES
Tyson Foods has announced that, as of Oct. 1, it no longer uses antibiotics in its 35 chicken hatcheries. “Since the antibiotic typically used in hatcheries is important to human health, this is a significant first step toward our goal of reducing the use of antibiotics that are also used in human medicine,” the company... Continue Reading
CSPI FILES REVISED PETITION ON ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT SALMONELLA AS ADULTERANT
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has submitted a revised petition for meat regulators to declare certain strains of Salmonella as adulterants, making it illegal to sell food contaminated with these bacteria and allowing the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to recall or hold the food from commerce. Earlier this... Continue Reading
Warning issued over poisonous wild mushrooms

There have been 18 cases of poisoning related to wild mushrooms, involving seven adults and 11 children, so far this year. The figures have been released by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland to coincide with the start of the foraging season. There has also been an increase in inquiries to the National Poisons Information Centre of Ireland in relation to wild mushroom … Continue Reading

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