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Monday, April 20, 2015

Health News: Carbon Nanotubes could help improve food safety ♦ Blue Bell Works to Get Past Listeria Scare ♦ County Finds more Violations and closes more restaurants

Carbon Nanotubes could help improve food safety MIT chemists have devised an inexpensive, portable sensor that can detect rotting meat, allowing consumers to determine whether the meat in their grocery store or refrigerator is safe to eat.
Blue Bell Works to Get Past Listeria Scare  Blue Bell Creameries will survive the crisis caused by a recent recall of products prompted by a finding of bacterial contamination in some of its products, but it will take a lot of work and a lot of money. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported earlier this month that three people in Texas had the same strain of listeria
Doctors warn that sepsis deaths will not be curbed without radical rethink of research strategy Medical and public recognition of sepsis--thought to contribute to between a third and a half of all hospital deaths--must improve if the number of deaths from this common and potentially life-threatening condition are to fall, leading physicians say
Despite fewer inspectors California's Orange County Finds more Violations and closes more restaurants Without as many food safety cops on the beat in Orange County, home to 3 million Californians, health inspectors last year still found record numbers of violations and temporarily closed more restaurants than ever before.
FDA exercised  FSMA recall authority for Oxyelite Pro dietary supplements In fiscal year 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) exercised its recall authority granted by the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) for the second time. FDA published its second annual report to Congress this past week on the use of mandatory recall authority,

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