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Saturday, December 20, 2014

12/20/14 Health News: CAMPYLOBACTER OUTBREAK BLAMED ON RAW MILK ♦ Listeria Outbreak Linked to Caramel Apples♦ Paralytic shellfish poision toxin

A state and local investigation into last September’s Campylobacter jejuni outbreak in Wisconsin ended where it began — at the Durand High School football team dinner, where raw milk from a local farm was served. After a three-month epidemiological, laboratory and environmental investigation by the Pepin County Health Department and the Wisconsin Division of Public... Continue Reading
CDC: 5 Deaths, 28 Illnesses in Multi-State Listeria Outbreak Linked to Caramel Apples
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s outbreak report posted Friday, a total of 28 people infected with the outbreak strains of Listeria monocytogenes and five deaths have been reported in connection with commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples. The 28 ill people included in this outbreak investigation have been reported from 10 states: Arizona (4 … continue reading
Hong Kong: Canadian live geoduck clams detected with paralytic shellfish poisoning toxin
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department today (December 19) urged the public not to consume four consignments of live geoduck clams imported from Canada which had been detected with paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxin. The trade should also stop selling the product concerned. The CFS today received notification from the Canadian …continue reading
Food ingredient created that will make you feel fuller

Scientists have developed an ingredient that can be added to foods to make them more filling. In its first tests in humans, researchers found that the ingredient is effective at preventing weight gain in overweight volunteers.Continue reading

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