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June 14, 2012
Viral Meat Spray
Bacteria-eating viruses (bacteriophages) have been approved as meat additives to reduce the risk of Listeria and Campylobacter found in processed meat and poultry products, but there is a concern..
June 13, 2012
Tongue Worm in Human Eye
A case report (and video) of the worm-like, bloodsucking parasite Linguatula serrata found in organ meats that can migrate through the intestinal wall, into the bloodstream, and then inside one's..
June 12, 2012
Don’t Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
A profile of the study “Dirty Money: An Investigation into the Hygiene Status of Some of the World’s Currencies as Obtained from Food Outlets.” The level of fecal bacteria contamination on..
June 11, 2012
Handwashing Compliance of Retail Deli Workers
How often do retail deli workers wash their hands at both independent and chain stores? This is important given the potential for life-threatening blood-borne viruses such as hepatitis C.
May 25, 2012
Red Fish, White Fish; Dark Fish, Atrial Fibrillation
The consumption of dark fish, such as salmon, swordfish, bluefish, mackerel, and sardines, may increase one's risk of atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart beat rhythm associated with stroke,..
May 24, 2012
A Fine Kettle of Fluoxetine
Excreted pharmaceutical drugs such as Prozac can end up polluting our waterways and may bioaccumulate in fish flesh.
May 23, 2012
Amnesic Seafood Poisoning
There's a rare toxin called domoic acid that can turn up in tuna and other seafood and cause anterograde amnesia, the loss of short-term memory popularized in the movie Memento.
April 17, 2012
Meat-Borne Infection Risk from Shopping Carts
Exposure to meat packaging in the supermarket may lead to food poisoning in children placed in shopping carts.
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