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Salmonella Poisoning: How to Avoid a Common Food-Borne Illness

Salmonella Poisoning: How to Avoid a Common Food-Borne Illness

You might think salmonella poisoning means contaminated salmon, but it doesn’t! Contrary to its name, it’s more commonly linked to chicken than fish. More specifically, salmonella (salmonellosis) is a bacterial infection that affects your gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

There are more than 250 food-borne illnesses, and salmonella is one of the most

E. Coli: Dangerous Bacteria Crops Up (Again) in Health Scare

E. Coli: Dangerous Bacteria Crops Up (Again) in Health Scare

Romaine lettuce contaminated by E. coli caused dozens of illnesses and five deaths between November 2017 and June 2018. Just before Thanksgiving 2018, we received news of another E. coli outbreak traced to romaine lettuce. No deaths resulted, but 43 people fell ill with a strain of Shiga toxin-producing E.

Food Safety: How to Protect Yourself from Food-Borne Illnesses

Food Safety: How to Protect Yourself from Food-Borne Illnesses

Did you know there are more than 200 diseases that get spread through our food? Food safety deals with how you can avoid the spread of bacteria when you purchase, prepare, and store food. We should not take food safety lightly—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that

Food-Borne Illness: How to Protect Your Family

Food-Borne Illness: How to Protect Your Family

We hear about food recalls in the media all the time. They are definitely worth paying attention to, and they are more serious than we might realize. Being affected by contaminated food is certainly not fun, and sadly, it affects a large number of people across the globe. The Centers

Listeria Symptoms: Telltale Signs of a Food-Borne Virus

Listeria Symptoms: Telltale Signs of a Food-Borne Virus

On Nov. 16, 2017, the food chain Stop & Shop issued a recall of Own Brands Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn due to possible listeria contamination. Listeria is the third-leading cause of death from food poisoning in the United States. Each year, it’s blamed for approximately 1,600 illnesses and around

Ask the Experts: Salmonella in Raw Almonds; Coffee “Cups”; Tart Cherry Juice

Q: Is there any danger of salmonella contamination in raw almonds?

A: Paige Murphy, a dietetic intern at Tufts’ Frances Stern Nutrition Center, answers: “All almonds sold and purchased within the United States—even those labeled ‘raw’—have been pasteurized. This is required by law. After several outbreaks of human salmonellosis were linked

More Even Spread of Daily Protein Intake Linked to Higher Lean Mass

Growing older is associated with loss of lean muscle mass (LM) and strength and is an important risk factor for limitations on physical function, disability, and mortality— inadequate protein intake is considered a possible contributing cause, according to recent research.
According to one study, 22 to 41 percent of people over

Look to the Label for Food Allergens

Making wise food choices is tough for everyone, but it’s particularly difficult if you suffer from food sensitivities. Whether you’re among the four percent of people in the U.S. with food allergies, defined as an abnormal immunologic response following ingestion of a food, or you have food intolerances or a

The Pleasure Principal?Can You Really Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too?

Eating well has always hinged on balancing three equally important variables: nutrition, convenience and pleasure. However, a couple of decades worth of dire nutrition headlines, scary food recalls and health experts acting as the food police have just about squelched the pleasure principle of eating for many people. For those

Allergens Lurk in Sweets

A new investigation of foods brings scary news for the 1% to 2% of adults and5% of children with food allergies. According to a recent Food and DrugAdministration report, up

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