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Food dyes may not be as safe as thought

Thursday June 18, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- Some processed foods and beverages have bright colors and chances are good that those bright colors are rendered by

Silica may cause fetal kidney disease

Tuesday June 17, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) --  Studies suggest that silica can cause end-stage renal diseases. Increased mortality from nephritis and or nephrosis has been found among ...
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Confirmed Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (variant CJD) Case in Texas

Laboratory tests have confirmed a diagnosis of variant CJD (a fatal brain disorder) in a patient who recently died in Texas. The confirmation was made ...
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Are You Eating These Eggs? Egg Czar Accepts Plea Deal For Salmonella-Tainted Eggs

He was known as the "Teflon Egg Don." For more than 35 years the egg farms associated with Austin "Jack'' DeCoster have been accused of ...
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Consumer Group Files SEC Complaint About GE Salmon Company’s Misrepresentations

For Immediate Release: June 4, 2014 Contact:  Food & Water Watch - Rich Bindell, 202-683-2457, RBindell@fwwatch.org Consumer Group Files SEC Complaint About GE Salmon Company’s Misrepresentations Washington, D.C.—Food & ...
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Titanium dioxide may cause chronic damage

Titanium dioxide nanoparticles are commonly used in dietary supplements and cosmetic products.  A new study confirms that ingestion of titanium dioxide may cause chronic damage. ...
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Norovirus is the leading cause of disease outbreaks from contaminated food in the U.S.

Norovirus is the leading cause of disease outbreaks from contaminated food in the U.S.  The food service industry can help prevent norovirus outbreaks Most norovirus outbreaks from ...
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Shiitake mushroom high in toxic arsenic

Tuesday June 3, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- Shiitake mushroom is delicious!  But a study in Food Chemistry suggests that eating too much shiitake mushroom (Lentinula edodes) ...
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Study Claiming Fluoride Does Not Lower IQ is Flawed

MAY 29, 2014 Dear Readers:  A recent New Zealand study published in the American Journal of Public Health, which claims to exonerate a link between fluoride and lowered IQ, is scientifically flawed ...
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AgriLife Extension experts offer tips on safe Memorial Day grilling, food safety

May 22, 2014 Paul Schattenberg, 210-467-6575, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Joyce Cavanagh 979-845-3859, jacavanagh@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Jenna Anding, 979-847-9228, j-anding@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – With Memorial Day weekend approaching, many Texans are preparing their grills for a family ...
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