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  1. Fruit Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

    July 22, 2014 -- Packaged fresh fruit sold at Costco, BJ's, Trader Joe's and other retailers has been recalled because of concerns of possible contamination with the life-threatening bacteria listeria, according to published reports. The voluntary recall includes peaches, plums, nectarines and pluot

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  2. Drug Resistance Among Food-borne Germs a Mixed Bag

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news and bad news about antibiotic resistance among the germs that cause foodborne illnesses, a new U.S. government report released Tuesday shows. "Our latest data show some progress in reducing resistance amo

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  3. Report: Fortified Foods May Pose Risks for Kids

    June 25, 2014 -- The glut of food products -- namely breakfast cereals and snack bars -- pumped up with vitamins and minerals puts children and pregnant women at risk for eating too much of a good thing, concludes a report out Tuesday. But a leading nutrition scientist calls the report “worrisome” a

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  4. Velveeta Recalled From Walmart Stores

    FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay) -- Velveeta cheese products are being recalled from Walmart stores in as many as a dozen states because they don't have an adequate amount of preservatives, Kraft Foods Group Inc. says. The company said insufficient levels of sorbic acid in the 260 recalled cases of

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  5. Vitamin D: A Key to a Longer Life?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Higher levels of vitamin D may protect people from an earlier death, particularly from cancer and heart disease, suggests a new analysis of existing research. And, the opposite may also be true -- low levels of vitamin D

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  6. Beef Products Recalled Over Mad Cow Concerns

    June 13, 2014 -- More than 4,000 pounds of beef products are being recalled by a Missouri company due to the slight chance that they may expose people to mad cow disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says. The products were produced by Fruitland American Meat and distributed to restaurants in

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  7. Sprouted Chia Seeds and Clover Linked to Outbreaks

    June 13, 2014 -- Two outbreaks involving foods made from either sprouted chia seeds or clover have sickened more than 70 people in the United States and Canada, and more than 10 of them have been hospitalized. A salmonella outbreak has been linked to a powder made from sprouted, ground chia seeds an

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  8. Are You Eating Enough 'Powerhouse' Vegetables?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Watercress, Chinese cabbage, chard and beet greens are among the most nutrient-dense "powerhouse" vegetables, packing a huge dose of vitamins and minerals into every calorie, a new study reports. At the same time, don't

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  9. Food Handlers Cause Most Food-Poisoning Cases

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Norovirus, the so-called "cruise ship virus," is more often caused by infected restaurant workers than outbreaks on the high seas, U.S. health officials said Tuesday. Just 1 percent of more than 1,000 food-borne outbreak

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  10. More Salmonella Cases Tied to Foster Farms Chicken

    May 28, 2014 -- Salmonella poisoning linked to Foster Farms chicken has been confirmed in 50 more people, bringing the total to 574 cases in 27 states since March 2013, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. Since the last agency update in April, there have been an average

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