Does Your Beansprouts Have Salmonella?

Does Your Beansprouts Have Salmonella? Wash bean sprouts properly and cook them until piping hot if its packet has no “ready to cook” mark, health officials advised the public after 169 salmonella cases since August were traced to bean sprouts.

“’No one should be put off eating bean sprouts, provided they are properly cooked. The risk is in eating raw or under-cooked bean sprouts. The best advice is to follow the guidance on the packaging, but if there is any doubt or ambiguity about the instructions, cook the sprouts until they are piping hot,” North West Health Protection Agency Professor Qutub Syed was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying.

Meanwhile, Hugh Lamont from the agency said they are conducting an investigation to identify why salmonella bacteria are affecting bean sprouts.

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Children Eating Disorder: Anorexia Starts as Early as Ten?

Children Eating Disorder: Anorexia Starts as Early as Ten? At the age of ten or under, most anorexia sufferers develop their eating disorder, a leading charity for eating disorder found in their online survey.

Out of the 250 sufferers who took the online quiz on the website of Overeaters Anonymous GB, 53% said they were 10 years old or under when their eating disorder began. Only 29% said they were 11 to 15 years old when the disorder started.

The survey also found that more than half of the sufferers blame their condition on family traumas like divorce among their parents and death of their loved ones. Three percent admitted they were influenced by their skinny celebrity idols.

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Ice Cream Listeria Infection: Signs, Symptoms, and Prevention

So there you are savoring the creamy deliciousness of your bowl of ice cream. You take a little scoop and carefully lift it from the bowl to your mouth. Then another scoop. Then another. “Mmmmm. Yum, yum,” you say. “This is the best way to beat the summer heat.”

But days later, you develop a fever and a throbbing headache. So you ask your husband to drive you to the hospital. Good thing he did. The hospital folks discover that you are infected with a bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes. With their help, you eventually trace the damn bacteria to the delicious ice cream you’ve been eating.

You survived the health scare but are still left wondering about the impact of the ice cream listeria infection on your pregnancy. Did the bad bacteria infect your baby or is he safe in his womb sanctuary? Will you carry him to term? You can’t help asking these and similar questions.

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Health Supplements Review: GNC Herbal Plus, Target Up&Up, Walmart Spring Valley

Do the health supplements you buy really contain the ingredients they are advertised to contain? Maybe not! A health supplements review by the office of New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has revealed that several supplements do not contain the plant species identified on the label. For this reason, the attorney general issued cease and desist letters to four stores selling these products — GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart.

According to the NY Attorney General, the products in question are as follows:

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Salmonella in Dole Vegetable Salad

New salmonella scare: Dole recalls bagged salad for salmonella risk. It’s been less than 48 hours since Americans were alarmed by a warning from health authorities that about 100 people from 20 states had been stricken with salmonella infections from eating a yellowfin tuna product.

As if that wasn’t enough, now the salmonella scare is spreading, as Dole Food Co. (DOLE) — the world’s largest producer of fresh fruits and vegetables — announced late Saturday (April 14) that its fresh vegetables division is recalling 756 cases of bagged salad for possible salmonella risk.

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Spicy Tuna Salmonella Infections: Nakaochi Recalls Tuna Scrape

California tuna products manufacturer, Moon Marine USA Corp., voluntarily recalls “Nakaochi Scrape” — the frozen raw yellowfin tuna product linked to the ongoing multistate outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly infections.

A yellowfin tuna product used to make the Japanese dishes sushi and sashimi sold at restaurants and grocery stores across the United States has been linked to an ongoing outbreak of salmonella that has so far caused more than 100 people in 20 states and the District of Columbia to fall ill, the federal government warns.

On April 13, the Food and Drug Administration said that 116 illnesses have been reported so far from 19 states, including 12 people who have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Many of the Americans who became ill reported eating raw tuna in sushi as “spicy tuna.”

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