Metal Shavings Found Inside Turkey Products

The USDA's FSIS released the following announcement regarding metal shavings found inside ground turkey products. Important: product labels have been included at the bottom of the article for ease of identification.-- WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2017...

The Real Reason Some People Become Addicted to Drugs

Mike Robinson, Wesleyan UniversityWhy do they do it? This is a question that friends and families often ask of those who are addicted.It’s difficult to explain how drug addiction develops over time. To many,...

Woman Dies from Flesh-Eating Bacteria Lurking in Texas Floodwaters

Health officials have issued warnings for those affected by the recent hurricanes: do not go in the water.Sewage and seawater carry a plethora of bacteria and anyone spending too much time in the floodwaters...

What Is Campylobacteriosis?

What is campylobacteriosis? Campylobacteriosis is an infectious disease caused by bacteria of the genus Campylobacter. Most people who become ill with campylobacteriosis get diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain, and fever within two to five days after exposure...

CDC Outbreak Alert: Puppies Spreading Human Campylobacter Infections

Outbreak Advisory 39 Cases, 7 States, 9 Hospitalizations, 0 Deaths What Is Campylobacteriosis? (find out more)Read Advice to Pet Owners and Advice to Pet Store Workers. The Ohio Department of Health, several other states, the Centers for Disease...

Sausage Recalled Due To Staphylococcal Enterotoxin Contamination

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2017 – German Sausage Haus, LLC, a Camano Island, Wash., establishment, is recalling approximately 1,252 pounds of Heat Treated, Not Fully Cooked-Not Shelf Stable (HTNFCNSS) meat products due to a possible...

“Death Wish” Coffee Recalled

Death Wish Coffee Co. (“Death Wish”), the Round Lake, N.Y.-based coffee producer known for producing the ‘World’s Strongest

Rich American Seniors are Getting Healthier, Leaving the Poor Behind

Matthew A. Davis, University of Michigan and Kenneth Langa, University of MichiganThe U.S. has seen substantial improvements in life expectancy over the past century, particularly for those who are better-educated and more affluent. ...

Want to Fix America’s Health Care? First, Focus on Food

Dariush Mozaffarian, Tufts UniversityThe national debate on health care is moving into a new, hopefully bipartisan phase.The fundamental underlying challenge is cost – the massive and ever-rising price of care which drives nearly...

FDA: How to Protect Food and Water During Hurricanes and Other Storms

Hurricanes and other severe storms are dangerous and destructive – destroying homes and compromising communities. Floods and power outages from hurricanes, tornadoes, and snow storms can cut off water supplies and quickly contaminate food....