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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

10/7/14 Health News: GLOBAL BURDEN OF LISTERIA ♦ Latest on soy and breast cancer ♦ RODENTS, INSECTS AND DRUG RESIDUES

WHO STUDY MEASURES GLOBAL BURDEN OF LISTERIA
In 2010, Listeria monocytogenes was estimated to infect 23,150 people worldwide. It killed 5,463 of them, or 23.6 percent, according to a new study by European researchers in the World Health Organization (WHO) published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The researchers say that an urgent effort is needed to fill in information on Listeria infections... Continue Reading
The latest on soy and breast cancer: What you need to know
Could your daily soy lattes up your risk of breast cancer or lend a protective effect? So far, the research has been conflicting. While some studies have shown that soy can increase tumor growth at the cellular level, other research has found that soy may actually have a protective effect. Continue Reading
FDA WARNING LETTERS: LISTERIA, RODENTS, INSECTS AND DRUG RESIDUES

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials recently sent warning letters to owners of a pizza dough and cheese grating/repackaging facility in NY, a fortune cookie manufacturing plant in GA, a rice storage/milling facility in FL, two dairies in NY and one in OH. Losurdo Foods Inc. of Hackensack, NJ, was a sent a letter... Continue Reading

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