President declares federal policy for ‘responsible use’ of antibiotics in food production According to a memorandum signed by President Obama on Tuesday, it is now the policy of the federal government to encourage responsible use of antibiotics in the production of meat and poultry. The memorandum directs federal departments to create a preference for acquiring them.
illness outbreak strikes 55 people staying at homeless shelter l At least 50 people were taken to hospitals Sunday night after an apparent foodborne illness outbreak struck a homeless shelter in Salt Lake City, UT, Those sickened included men, women and three children from the Road Home shelter, were experiencing vomiting and nausea.
South Carolina boy ,2, dies of E. coli complications A 2-year-old boy from Greenwood, SC, has died from complications related to E. coli infection, according to Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox. Myles Mayfield reportedly died Sunday night at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Tests of canned food brands reveal most have controversial chemical in can lining Bisphenol-A, or BPA, a chemical component found in plastic bottles and canned food liners, has long courted controversy over its alleged health risks. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has maintained that it is safe environmental groups contend that the synthetic compound may cause health complications in humans.New discoveries advance efforts to build replacement kidneys in the lab Researchers are making progress in their quest to build replacement kidneys in the lab by using the more than 2,600 kidneys that are donated each year, but must be discarded due to abnormalities.The scientists aim to 'recycle' these organs to engineer tailor-made replacement kidneys for patients.