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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Food News: 10 People treated for eating poison-hemlock ♦ Food Contamination Responsible for over 200 diseases’ ♦ Many probiotics are contaminated with traces of gluten

10 People treated for eating poison-hemlock  The Washington Poison Center has reportedly treated 10 people so far this year who have eaten poison-hemlock (Conium maculatum). Because not all incidents are reported, that might be only the tip of the iceberg, says Dr. Alexander Garrard, the center’s toxicologist and clinic managing director. Spring is the peak time for people to eat poison-hemlock
Food Contamination Responsible for over 200 diseases Food contamination is responsible for over 200 diseases, among them diarrhoeal and cancers,
Dairy Queen nixes sugary drinks on kids' menu Dairy Queen is removing sugary drinks from its children’s menu, bowing to a request from health advocates. The ice-cream and fast-food chain will remove soft drinks, including the neon colored Arctic Rush frozen beverage, from its kids’ menu and replace them with healthier options such as bottled water and milk.
Many probiotics are contaminated with traces of gluten More than half of popular probiotics contain traces of gluten. Tests on 22 top-selling probiotics revealed that 12 of them (or 55%) had detectable gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, and patients with celiac disease need to eliminate it from their diet or face pain, bowel symptoms, and an increased risk of cancer.

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