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  1. Halloween Chocolate Coins Safe in U.S.

    Oct. 31, 2008 -- If you've gotten an email warning you about Halloween candy -- and chocolate coins, in particular -- tainted with melamine, here's the truth about that rumor. On Oct. 8, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency warned consumers in Canada not to eat, distribute, or sell certain packages o

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  2. The E. coli Risks of a Red Meat Diet

    Oct. 29, 2008 -- Red meat lovers face a double whammy when it comes to E. coli food poisoning. Not only does the bacterium that causes people to get sick often come from red meat, but a new study also suggests that a regular diet of red meat can make people more susceptible to E. coli. The study was

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  3. Heavy Metals Found in Wine

    Oct. 29, 2008 -- Red and white wines from most European nations carry potentially dangerous doses of at least seven heavy metals, U.K. researchers find. A single glass of even the most contaminated wine isn't poisonous. But drinking just one glass of wine a day -- a common habit in Europe and the Am

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  4. 9 Food Poisoning Myths

    Do you know what it takes to keep you and your family from getting food poisoning? Some 82% of Americans say they're confident they prepare food safely. Yet many do not adhere to simple guidelines for safe food handling, according to a 2008 survey by the International Food Information Council Founda

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  5. Salmonella Outbreak Appears to Be Over

    Aug. 28, 2008 -- The Salmonella saintpaul outbreak first tied to tomatoes and then to jalapeno and serrano peppers appears to be over, says the CDC. In light of that news, the FDA says it's OK to eat raw jalapeno or serrano peppers grown, harvested, or packed in Mexico. The salmonella outbreak, whic

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  6. Irradiation OK for Spinach, Iceberg Lettuce

    Aug. 21, 2008 -- Starting tomorrow, spinach and iceberg lettuce can be treated with enough radiation to kill bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella, which can cause food poisoning. The FDA issued that food-irradiation rule today in the wake of recent salmonella and E. coli outbreaks, such as the 20

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  7. Whole Foods Recalls Popcorn Brand

    Aug. 15, 2008 -- Whole Foods Market is recalling its "365 Organic Everyday Value Popcorn, Lightly Salted" because it may contain undeclared milk ingredients. The popcorn in these packages was incorrectly flavored with a white cheddar seasoning that includes milk ingredients; the seasoning may not be

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  8. Whole Foods Market Recalls Ground Beef

    Aug. 11, 2008 -- Whole Foods Market is recalling fresh ground beef sold between June 2 and Aug. 6 in certain states because of possible contamination with E. coli bacteria. E. coli bacteria can cause diarrhea, which may be bloody, as well as stomach cramps and vomiting. Most people recover within fi

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  9. FDA: Don't Eat Mexican Serrano Peppers

    July 30, 2008 -- The FDA today warned against eating raw Mexican serrano peppers, raw Mexican jalapeno peppers, and any foods that contain them because of an ongoing salmonella outbreak. The FDA issued that advice today after finding Salmonella saintpaul, the salmonella outbreak strain that has sick

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  10. Salmonella: Frequently Asked Questions

    Health officials are investigating the source of the Salmonella Saintpaul outbreak. While tomatoes were the No. 1 suspect when the outbreak began, the FDA announced on July 17, 2008, that all tomatoes -- from every source -- are safe to eat. The FDA advises consumers to avoid raw jalapeno and serran

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