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When loved ones come together for your Thanksgiving feast, keep in mind your those who have food allergies.

Practice safety in menu planning, food preparation and even serving, urged Courtney Cary, a senior dietitian at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Be aware of the eight...

In a report issued Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration acknowledged numerous shortcomings in its response to the infant formula shortage earlier this year.

“For things that are critical to the public health, if you don't have some understanding of how all the pieces fit together, then when you get into a ...

Cat owners should not feed their pets certain lots of Darwin's Natural Pet Products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

Some lots of the raw cat food tested positive for salmonella and were associated with illness in three kittens, the agency said in a

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 8, 2022
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  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to toughen regulations on certain raw chicken products.

    The agency has notified food processors that new rules would require they lower the amount of salmonella found in breaded and stuffed chicken products, which include frozen foods such as chicken cordon bleu and chicken Kie...

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says nearly 100 people have now been hospitalized and hundreds have become ill in at least 26 states after consuming a lentil-based product from Daily Harvest.

    The fallout is mounting for the food delivery company, which first

  • By Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters
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  • July 18, 2022
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  • Big Olaf Creamery said Wednesday that it is recalling all flavors and all lots of Big Olaf brand ice cream products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

    While healthy individuals may only suffer short-term symptoms after infection - including high fever, severe headac...

    Had COVID? You might want to clean your freezer out.

    A new study suggests that cousins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus can survive on frozen meat and fish for up to 30 days.

    The research -- prompted by COVID outbreaks in Asia in which packaged meat was suspected as the virus' source -- was conducted on frozen c...

    Bumble Bee Foods is recalling some canned, smoked clams because they contain high levels of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

    The voluntary recall, announced July 6,...

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked a recent Listeria outbreak to ice cream made by Florida-based Big Olaf Creamery.

    One person has died in the outbreak involving 10 states, while 22 have been hospitalized.

    The agency

  • By Cara Murez and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters
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  • July 5, 2022
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  • Fallout is mounting for the food delivery service Daily Harvest, which has voluntarily recalled a frozen food product suspected of sickening hundreds of customers in at least 26 states.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating. And an Oklahoma woman has sued...

    The United States and Canada are investigating a multistate outbreak of norovirus illnesses linked to raw oysters from Canada.

    Restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell these potentially contaminated raw oysters, which were harvested in the south and central parts of Baynes Sound, British Columbia, Canada, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.

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  • April 5, 2022
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  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday gave the green light to the sale of beef from gene-edited cattle.

    "Today's decision underscores our commitment to using a risk and science-based, data-driven process that focuses on safety to the animals containing intentional genomic alterations and safety to the people who eat the food produced by these animals," Dr. Steven M. Solomon, dir...

    Several powdered infant formula products have been recalled by Abbott Inc., following reports of four infants developing bacterial infections after consuming the products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

    "As this is a product used as the sole source of nutrition for many of our nation's newborns and infants, the FDA is deeply concerned about these reports of bacterial...

    Large, simultaneous heat waves have become much more common in northern regions worldwide due to climate change and could have disastrous consequences, researchers warn.

    The investigators also found that these concurrent heat waves are becoming larger and hotter.

    "More than one heat wave occurring at the same time often has worse societal impacts than a single event," said lead stud...

    Kraft Heinz Co. announced that it is recalling certain lots of Country Time Lemonade, Tang, Arizona Tea and Kool-Aid powdered drinks because they may contain small pieces of metal or glass.

    The company also

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  • November 24, 2021
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  • Ten new illnesses in a salmonella outbreak linked to recalled salami sticks bring the total number to 31, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

    Two more states have reported cases, increasing the number of affected states to 10. There have been six hospitalizations, but no deaths, the CDC said in a

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  • November 16, 2021
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  • Ten people in seven states have been sickened in an E. coli outbreak linked to baby spinach, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.

    The agency said people should not eat, sell or serve Josie's Organics prepackaged baby spinach that has a "best by" date of 10/23/2021 and was sold nationwide.

    Cases of illness have been reported in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Min...

    Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. said Monday it has recalled bags of garden salad sold in 10 states after a bag tested positive for listeria contamination.

    No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled salad sold in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia, the company said in a

    It's often called luster dust, and it can add some sparkle to your cake decorations. But health officials warn it also might contain poisonous heavy metals that are not meant to be eaten.

    Luster dust is used to add glitter or color to desserts. However, Rhode Island and Missouri saw cases of heavy metal poisonings linked with commercial and homemade cakes decorated with luster dust in 201...

    Do you like your burgers well done with a side of plastic?

    Probably not. But a new study suggests that fast food often comes with a sizable helping of plastic-softening chemicals that could potentially lead to hormone disruption, infertility and learning disabilities.

    At issue are phthalates and other so-called "replacement plasticizers." Manufacturers use these chemicals to help so...

    Citterio Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks, sold primarily at Trader Joe's, have been linked to a salmonella outbreak with 20 reported cases in eight states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

    Most of the patients (80%) are younger than 18. Three people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported, the agency said in a

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  • October 26, 2021
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  • Onions from Mexico have been linked to a salmonella outbreak that's sickened 652 people in 37 states, federal health officials said Wednesday.

    So far, there have been 129 hospitalizations, but no deaths.

    Investigators have traced one source of the outbreak to whole red, white and yellow onions that were imported from Chihuahua, Mexico, and distributed across the United States by Pro...

    Maple Island Inc. announced Friday that it has recalled three lots of Parent's Choice Rice Baby Cereal because of elevated levels of arsenic in the products.

    A sample from the three lots, which were sold only at Walmart, tested above the guidance for naturally occurring inorganic arsenic, according to a company announcement on the recall from Maple Island that was posted on the U.S. Food ...

    It's okay for American children to go trick-or-treating this Halloween, Dr. Anthony Fauci says.

    During an appearance on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday, the nation's leading infectious disease expert said trick-or-treating is an outdoor activity where there's less risk of coronavirus infection, CBS News reported.

    "This is a time that children love. It's a very i...

    A new report from the Humane League claims that 99% of supermarket chicken has pockets of fat, called white stripes, running through it.

    The nonprofit group said its findings show how chickens are being raised with little concern for their welfare. But white striping can also deplete the nutritional value of meat, the group added.

    The findings "should raise alarm bells for consumers...

    Two salmonella outbreaks that appear related to salami and other Italian-style meats have sickened at least 36 people in 17 states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Twelve people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

    Because some people recover from salmonella without medical care and aren't tested, the CDC suspects the true number of...

    More than 59,000 pounds of frozen, raw, breaded and pre-browned stuffed chicken products linked with a multi-state salmonella outbreak have been recalled, the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says.

    The products were produced Feb. 24 and Feb. 25, 2021, by Serenade Foods in Indiana and sold under the brand names Milford Valley, Dutch Farms and Kirkwood. A public health alert a...

    Possible listeria contamination has triggered the nationwide recall of more than two dozen muffin products made by Give and Go Prepared Foods, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

    The recalled products were sold across the country and include a variety of Uncle Wally's twin muffins, The Worthy Crumb large muffins, Stop n Shop mini muffins, 7-Eleven Selects muffins, Freshn...

    One death has been reported in a listeriaoutbreak that appears to be linked to precooked chicken served in health care facilities, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

    Three people in Texas and Delaware became sick after they ate foods at a long-term care home or hospital, and interviews and lab tests indicate they likely got sick from eating precooked chicke...

    More and more Americans are seeking out healthier, greener and more ethical alternatives to meat, but are plant-based alternatives like the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat truly nutritious substitutes?

    The answer is yes, according to new research funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. It found the imitation meats to be a good source of fiber, folate and iron while containing ...

    People may think they know what 'Best before' food date labels mean, but a new study reveals that many consumers misunderstand them.

    The study of over 2,600 U.S. adults "showed that an overwhelming majority of consumers say that they use food date labels to make decisions about food and say they know what the labels mean," said study author Catherine Turvey,. She's from the department of ...

    There's no evidence that the new coronavirus can spread through food or food packaging, U.S. health officials say.

    Of the more than 100 million cases of COVID-19 worldwide, there hasn't been any epidemiological evidence of food or food packaging as the source of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) transmission to humans, and national and international surveillance systems have fou...

    Restaurant dining used to be a routine affair, but many now dread the thought of chowing down in a roomful of bare-faced strangers.

    So as state-level lockdowns wax and wane, how safe is it to dine at your favorite restaurant?

    There's some risk, but with proper precautions you should be able to enjoy your meal with a reduced risk of exposure to the coronavirus, experts say.

    If you're a fan of raw milk, keep it chilled. Leaving raw milk at room temperature can release antimicrobial-resistant genes, a new study suggests.

    Also, bacteria that have antimicrobial-resistant genes can transfer them to other bacteria, spreading resistance, the researchers said.

    "We don't want to scare people, we want to educate them," said researcher Jinxin Liu. "If y...

    Grocery shopping has become a daunting endeavor during the coronavirus pandemic, but there are things you can do to protect yourself and others, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

    Prepare a shopping list in advance and buy just one to two weeks' worth of groceries at a time. Buying more than you need can create temporary shortages, the FDA said in a news release.

    We...

    Next time you inspect your salad greens to make sure they look clean, consider this: Researchers are trying to determine if drying leafy greens using the spin cycle of a retrofitted washing machine is safe.

    Some farmers use the method instead of expensive, commercial-grade spinners to dry leafy greens after they're washed. But it's not clear using a converted washing machine is safe.<...

    You're in lockdown, yet you still have to go grocery shopping, but how do you stay safe and avoid catching the coronavirus?

    The American Medical Association has some timely tips.

    When you go to the store:

    • Stay at least six-feet away from other shoppers.
    • Don't shake hands, hug or have any physical contact.
    • Wipe down grocery carts or b...

    You may get more than you bargained for when you eat sushi, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that since the 1970s, there's been a 283-fold increase in the abundance of a parasitic worm that can be transmitted to people who eat raw or undercooked seafood.

    This huge increase in the abundance of Anisakis worms, also called herring worms, could have consequences for both ...

    The coronavirus pandemic has turned grocery shopping into a mission filled with anxiety, but a food science expert's advice can make it a safe one.

    The first thing to consider is whether you should go to the store at all, said Donald Schaffner. He's a professor in the department of food science in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University in New Brunswi...

    Even if your takeout dinner was prepared by a cook who has COVID-19, there's little need to worry about your risk of infection, according to an expert in viruses.

    "Restaurant kitchens can be one of the safest places in this coronavirus outbreak because they already practice strict hygiene protocols to avoid foodborne illness," said Paula Cannon, a professor of molecular microbiology ...

    The United States remains a land of plenty even in the era of coronavirus, U.S. federal health officials said Thursday.

    State-by-state lockdowns may have created a rush on certain items in grocery stores -- toilet paper, dry yeast, flour, rice, dried beans -- but the food supply chains remain strong and shelves should soon be restocked, according to Frank Yiannas, deputy commissioner...

    In a bit of good news about the novel coronavirus, one expert says it looks like livestock and poultry don't appear to be at risk from COVID-19.

    The coronavirus most likely jumped from an animal species into humans and mutated into a virus that mostly affects people, said Jim Roth, director of the Center for Food Security and Public Health at Iowa State University.

    "If live...

    Social distancing measures have many Americans cooking at home during the coronavirus pandemic, so one food safety expert has tips for storing and preparing leftovers properly.

    One of the most important safety measures is to place perishable foods -- those that require cold storage to be kept safe -- in the refrigerator or freezer within two hours of being cooked, said Elizabeth Andr...

    Could that nasty online review you wrote about your neighborhood restaurant help the local health inspector do a better job?

    Yes, according to researchers who found that such reviews may help monitor a restaurant's cleanliness between health inspections.

    Because local health departments have to deal with so many restaurants -- for example, there are 20,000 restaurants in Ne...

    The likely source of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened eight people in three states is Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday.

    As of Dec. 9, there have been four cases of E. coli O157:H7 in Minnesota, three in Wisconsin and one in North Dakota. Three people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

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    When preparing the Thanksgiving feast this week, don't forget food safety, a medical expert says.

    Each year, about 48 million Americans get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die of food poisoning, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    "Forgetting about food safety is a recipe for disaster," said Dr. Diane Calello, executive and medical dir...

    With Thanksgiving but a week away, U.S. health officials want to be sure you don't get sick from any salmonella that might be lurking in your turkey.

    In a new report, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detail the tracking of a recent multistate outbreak of salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products.

    All told, 356 people were sic...

    Almost 41 million American children will don costumes and go trick-or-treating tonight, so all parents should remember that not every treat is safe for their kid.

    Inspect your children's candy haul for signs of tampering before you let them eat anything, said Bruce Ruck, managing director of the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School's department of emer...

    Whether you're tailgating, cooking for a potluck or bringing in a treat for co-workers, keep safety in mind to avoid food-borne illnesses.

    Safe handling is always important, but it's an even bigger priority when you're away from your kitchen, without the benefit of your fridge and oven to control food temperatures. The key is to plan ahead to keep food safe until eaten. The golden ru...

    In a finding that suggests organic is best, a new study indicates that chickens raised without antibiotics may have fewer types of antibiotic-resistant salmonella than animals raised at factory farms.

    Salmonella is a common infection among poultry, so some large farms feed their chickens antibiotics to prevent the birds from getting sick, and to help them gain weight faster. But this...