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Misc. News Last Updated: Dec 27th, 2006 - 19:07:47


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Nov 3, 2006, 10:45

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Cereal prices surge to highest levels in decade
Cereal prices, particularly for wheat and maize, have reached levels not seen for a decade, according to FAO’s latest Food Outlook report.
Dec 7, 2006, 14:32

Misc. News : C.onsumer A.ffair
Another California-Grown Link Seen in E. coli Outbreak
FDA investigating Taco Bell ingredients as those sickened now include 99 people in 3 states; green onions from California could be the cause
Dec 7, 2006, 14:22

Misc. News : C.onsumer A.ffair
Not to pile on Taco Bell, but how many times does lightening need to strike?
In early December, 2000, Lake County Florida Health Department (LCHD) learned of seven hepatitis A cases, including five hospitalizations, in Lake and neighboring Sumter Counties in a two week span. During the previous two years, the total number of known hepatitis A cases in Lake County was twenty-two.
Dec 7, 2006, 10:34

Misc. News : Non-f.ood Things
Report says CT scans exposed youngsters to levels equivalent to 4,000 X-rays
Children in Ontario undergoing CT scans have been unwittingly subjected to radiation doses equivalent to more than 4,000 X-rays, levels high enough to raise cancer fears, the province's Auditor-General says.
Dec 6, 2006, 21:03

Misc. News : C.onsumer A.ffair
Taco Bell Removes Green Onions From Its Restaurants
(HealthDay News) -- Preliminary tests have linked the E. coli outbreak at Taco Bell restaurants in three northeastern states to samples of green onions possibly contaminated with a harsh strain of the bacteria.
Dec 6, 2006, 13:04

Misc. News : C.onsumer A.ffair
S. Korea rejects third shipment of U.S. beef
South Korea rejected a third batch of beef imported from Iowa, USA after bone chips were found in a package.
Dec 6, 2006, 12:45

Misc. News : R.ecalls & A.lerts
East Coast Foods Inc. Issues an Alert on Uneviscerated Fish
East Coast Foods Inc., 2723 W. 15th St. Brooklyn, N.Y., 11224, is recalling 48 cans of Kaija brand uneviscerated Herring in Special Brine.
Dec 6, 2006, 11:15

Misc. News : C.onsumer A.ffair
Schools Getting Raw Deal from Bottlers
Most school beverage deals aren't very lucrative, raising an average of only $18 per student per year, according to the first-ever multi-state analysis of school systems' contracts with beverage companies.
Dec 6, 2006, 11:11

Misc. News : R.ecalls & A.lerts
Pa health department begins investigation into multi-state E. coli outbreak
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is investigating four cases of E. coli in Montgomery County as part of a multi-state outbreak that began in New Jersey, the department announced today.
Dec 6, 2006, 11:02

Misc. News : Non-f.ood Things
Minnesota Tops State Health Rankings
For the fourth straight year, Minnesota has taken first place in state health rankings in the annual United Health Foundation report, which also found Americans 0.3 percent healthier in 2006 than they were last year.
Dec 5, 2006, 16:47

Misc. News : Non-f.ood Things
Taco Bell to Reopen Restaurants After E. coli Outbreak
Taco Bell said it expects to reopen its restaurants Tuesday in New Jersey and Long Island, N.Y., after an outbreak of E. coli contamination sickened at least 39 people.

Dec 5, 2006, 16:46

Misc. News : R.ecalls & A.lerts
Cleugh's Frozen Foods Inc. Recalls Frozen Strawberries Sold to Jamba Juice
Cleugh's Frozen Foods Inc., Salinas, CA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SunOpta Inc. (NASDAQ-STKL) (TSX-SOY), today announced a voluntary recall of frozen strawberries sold exclusively to Jamba Juice for use in strawberry smoothies
Dec 5, 2006, 16:21

Misc. News : R.ecalls & A.lerts
Jamba Juice Issues Alert Regarding Strawberry Smoothies
Jamba Juice of San Francisco, CA in consultation with the FDA is notifying the public that smoothies containing strawberries which were sold at its Jamba Juice stores in Arizona, Southern Nevada and Southern California between November 25 - December 1, 2006, may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Dec 5, 2006, 16:20

Misc. News : R.ecalls & A.lerts
FSIS Alerts Consumers Not to Eat Recalled Honeybaked Foods Products Due To Risk Of Listeriosis
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert to remind consumers of the Nov. 24 recall of cooked ham and turkey products from HoneyBaked Foods Inc., of Holland, Ohio that were sold nationwide through internet and telephone catalogue sales as well as at retail establishments and kiosks in Toledo, Ohio, that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and to provide safe food handling information for people at risk for listeriosis.
Dec 4, 2006, 19:30

Misc. News : R.ecalls & A.lerts
Vandervoet & Associates, Inc., Issues Recall for Cantaloupes
andervoet & Associates, Inc. of Rio Rico, AZ announces a voluntary recall of its cantaloupes, HDC label. The melons have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, a substance which may render them injurious to health.
Dec 4, 2006, 19:27

Misc. News : C.onsumer A.ffair
An onsite McDonald's at a kids' hospital had patients rating the meals as healthier
(HealthDay News) -- Fast food restaurants set up inside many U.S. children's hospitals increase patient consumption of unhealthy meals and give some people the mistaken notion that the food is healthier than it is, a new study finds.

Dec 4, 2006, 10:12

Misc. News : Non-f.ood Things
Polonium-210: Fact Sheet
Polonium-210 is a radioactive material that releases alpha particles. Its typical uses include devices that eliminate static charges and dust in textile mills, photographic plates and phonographs/records.
Dec 3, 2006, 14:22

Misc. News : Non-f.ood Things
NY cracks down on illegal mystery meats
When a food safety inspector walked into a market in Queens, he noticed, according to this story, the store had an interesting special posted on its front window: 12 beefy armadillos. In Brooklyn, inspectors found 15 pounds of iguana meat at a West Indian market and 200 pounds of cow lungs for sale at another market.
Dec 2, 2006, 15:19

Misc. News : L.etter to E.ditor
Soy milk is unhealthy?
Asian people eat far much more soybean than people in the West where cow' milk is much more popular. But much fewer Asians get cancer or other forms of disease than the Westerners. This means that compared to other risks, eating some soybeans or drinking some soy milk is nothing.
Dec 1, 2006, 13:31

Misc. News : C.onsumer A.ffair
Jones Soda switches to pure cane sugar
Jones Soda Co, a manufacturer of premium soda beverage and energy drinks, has decided to ditch high fructose corn syrup and start using pure cane sugar as a soda sweetener in their products, Seattlepi.com reported on Nov. 29, 2006
Nov 30, 2006, 19:27

Misc. News : R.ecalls & A.lerts
Krisp-Pak Company, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Cut Fruit
Krisp-Pak Company, Inc. of Norfolk, VA is voluntarily recalling all lots of Krisp-Pak Brand packaged fresh cut fruit with expiration dates on or before 11/30/06,
Nov 29, 2006, 11:34

Misc. News : R.ecalls & A.lerts
Fresh Grill Recalls Smoked Turkey & Jack Cheese Sandwiches
Fresh Grill of Santa Ana, California recalled 2056 units of SMOKED TURKEY & JACK CHEESE because it may have contained undeclared anchovies.
Nov 26, 2006, 13:56

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Nov 23, 2006, 10:17

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Constipation: What you need to know
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Nov 21, 2006, 15:05

Misc. News : R.ecalls & A.lerts
Birds Eye Foods Is Voluntarily Recalling Frozen Cooked Winter Squash
Birds Eye Foods is voluntarily recalling frozen Cooked Winter Squash packed in a 12-oz. carton, under certain store brands, and the Birds Eye brand,
Nov 20, 2006, 16:02

Misc. News : R.ecalls & A.lerts
Rio Vista, Ltd. Recalls Cantaloupes Nationwide
Rio Vista, Ltd., of Rio Rico, Arizona, is voluntarily recalling its Llano and Nature's Partner brand cantaloupes, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, although no illnesses have been reported to date.
Nov 20, 2006, 11:21

Misc. News : C.onsumer A.ffair
Thankfully, Food and Energy Affordable This Holiday
Consumers should be able to afford their Thanksgiving dinner this year, the fuel to cook the feast and the gasoline to drive it to grandma's, said a Purdue University agricultural economist.
Nov 17, 2006, 21:10

Misc. News : R.ecalls & A.lerts
Wegmans Issues Recall on Wegmans Italian Classics Lemon and Caper Sauce
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 11 oz. jars of Wegmans Italian Classics Lemon and Caper Sauce with a use-by date of 11/05/07 because they may contain pieces of glass which could cause injury or a choking hazard.
Nov 16, 2006, 17:54

Misc. News : R.ecalls & A.lerts
Timco Worldwide Inc. Recalls Cantaloupe Because of Possible Health Risk
Timco Worldwide Inc. of Woodland, CA is voluntarily recalling its Sundia brand cantaloupe, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella
Nov 16, 2006, 17:53


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