At least six multi-state foodborne illness outbreaks are going on now, according to federal health officials, prompting recalls aimed at preventing further problems.There are also a number of food recalls due to potential illness, although no known illnesses have been reported, according to the US Food and Drug Administration.Here's what to stay away from: McDonald's salads As a precaution, McDonald's has stopped selling salads in 3,000 locations in 14 states to try to contain an outbreak of cyclospora illness.The states no longer selling these salads are Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Montana, North Dakota, Kentucky, West Virginia and Missouri.To date, 395 cases have been confirmed in 15 states since May 1, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The cyclospora parasite causes intestinal illness as a result of consuming contaminated food or water. Symptoms can begin a week or more after … [Read more...] about There are lots of food recalls due to outbreaks right now. Here’s a list of what to avoid.
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Melody Baetens The Detroit News Published 6:19 p.m. UTC Jun 13, 2018 Station Square Kitchen + Bar, a new upscale-casual restaurant, will open Monday in Troy. The 240-seat concept will serve “global comfort food” and contemporary American cuisine. Expect burgers, salads, thin-crust pizza and entrees such as lake perch, lamb chops, chicken Parmesan, pasta, plus craft cocktails, beer and wine by the bottle and glass. The menu has sides including cheddar hash potatoes, truffle and Parmesan french fries, creamed corn and grilled asparagus. The appetizer list is full of on-trend items: avocado toast, pork belly tostadas and nachos. Dine al fresco on a terrace with white tablecloths, which seats around 30. Station Square also has a pavilion and a private dining room for private events. This is the former location of Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen, which closed last year. Station Square is owned by George Lucaj — he … [Read more...] about Station Square to open in Troy with ‘global comfort food’
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Well Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Personal Health ByJane E. Brody May 28, 2018 The year is not yet half over and already there have been seven documented multistate outbreaks of food poisoning. The latest involved eggs in their shells containing salmonella and packaged chopped romaine lettuce contaminated with the especially dangerous “hamburger bug” E. coli 0157:H7. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the romaine outbreak involved 172 people sickened across 32 states, with one death. The other outbreaks so far this year, all involving salmonella, were traced to dried coconut, chicken salad, an herbal supplement called kratom, raw sprouts and frozen shredded coconut. Last year, there were eight multistate outbreaks, and in 2016, there were 14. With summer and its accompanying picnics and outdoor food fests fast … [Read more...] about How to Minimize the Risk of Food Poisoning
Thursday, May 10, 2018 by: Ralph Flores Tags: agricultural loss, agriculture, animal-based food, badfood, dietary choices, environment, farming, farms, food choices, food economics, food loss, food production, food supply, food trends, food waste, global food security, growing crops, livestock, opportunity cost, opportunity food loss, plant-based diet, plant-based food, Poultry (Natural News) Food waste is a serious problem all around the world. On average, at least a third of all food production is either lost in the supply chain or spoiled – this makes it one of the leading causes of global food insecurity. In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, Bard College in New York, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich proffered another type of wastage, that is, “opportunity food loss” or loss resulting from wasting … [Read more...] about Researchers explain “opportunity food loss” to prevent food wastage – our food choices have resulted in tons of food WASTED every day
Abstract Brexit will have profound implications for health and health policy yet, while much attention has focused on health professionals, medicines and health protection, the risk of food insecurity, and thus health, has received less attention. We identify five major threats to the availability and affordability of food supplies. These are a lack of regulatory alignment restricting ability to import foods from the EU and beyond, a shortage of agricultural labour in the UK, increased prices of imported foods due to tariffs, damage to supply chains, for example, due to customs delays and loss of interoperability of transportation, and damage to agricultural production and food flows in Ireland. Introduction It is fast becoming clear—irrespective of one’s voting preferences—that Brexit is likely to change fundamentally the UK food system and thus, a key determinant of health. A new report from the House of Commons Environment, Food & Rural … [Read more...] about Brexit poses serious threats to the availability and affordability of food in the United Kingdom