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How Safe Is Food You Buy at Farmers' Markets?

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You might love getting fresh produce at your local farmers' market, but you should wash everything thoroughly when you get home. Why? Many farmers' market vendors don't follow food safety practices…

It's Safe to Eat Romaine Lettuce Again, But Check Labels: FDA

TUESDAY, Nov. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Caesar salad fans, rest easy: It's safe to eat romaine lettuce again. Just be sure to check the label, to avoid any chance of E. coli, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration now says. In a statement…

Don't Eat Romaine Lettuce Due to E. Coli Outbreak, FDA Warns

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Cross one ingredient off your Thanksgiving dinner menu: romaine lettuce. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with health officials…

70 Sickened So Far in Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A salmonella outbreak linked to melons and fruit salad mixes continues to expand, say officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So far, 70 people have been sickened across…

60 Sickened So Far in Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Federal, state and local health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak linked to fruit salad mixes that has sickened 60 people in five U.S. states. The fruit salad mixes included precut…

A Nasty Germ That Can Lurk in Favorite Foods

FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Recalls of assorted foods and different brands of ice cream over the past few years have put a spotlight on the germ known as listeria. And though many of these cases happened during manufacturing,…

Many Parents Say Restaurant Fare Has Made Kids Sick: Poll

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- American moms and dads work hard to prevent food poisoning at home, but 10 percent say their kids have gotten sick after eating bad food elsewhere. In a new poll by C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at…

Arsenic and Rice: What You Need to Know

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's a danger lurking in rice and you won't find it by reading labels. It's the chemical arsenic. And the threat isn't about immediate poisoning but rather that long-term exposure to small amounts…

Foodborne Illnesses Can Mean Financial Ruin for Restaurants

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An outbreak of salmonella at a restaurant can not only make diners sick, it can also be a restaurant's worst financial nightmare, new research shows. When foodborne illnesses strike, millions are…

Company Recalls More Than 200 Million Eggs Due to Salmonella Scare

SUNDAY, April 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 207 million eggs produced at a farm in Hyde County, N.C., are being voluntarily recalled because of concerns of contamination with the salmonella bacteria, the egg company announced. In a…