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Contaminated Food Products

  • LaMonica Clams Possibly Contaminated
    CAPE MAY, NJ-Officials from Cape May Foods are asking people to check their pantries; cans of LaMonica brand of chopped clams may be contaminated with the potentially fatal Clostridium botulinum--botulism. The company was contacted after consumers called to report swollen ...More
    January 14, 2002 Posted in News
  • Handwashing May Spread Bacteria
    ANAHEIM, Calif-Physicians at a roundtable discussion at a meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology have reported frequent handwashing may actually promote the spread of bacteria by breaking down the hand skin barrier. Studies show people responsible for washing their ...More
    December 27, 2001 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • FDA Notifies Health Officials of Radiation Dangers
    ROCKVILLE, Md-Officials from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have released a health notification concerning reducing radiation risks form computed tomography (CT) scans for young patients and small adults. Keeping radiation levels as low as possible during these ...More
    November 9, 2001 Posted in News
  • Salmonella Found Faster with New Test
    LIVERMORE, Calif-Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif, have announced they have developed a new diagnostic tool that detects the bacterium Salmonella enteritidis faster than current methods. The discovery may help health officials ...More
    November 9, 2001 Posted in News
  • Spanish Government Links Dialysis Deaths, American Medical Product
    MADRID-Officials from the Spanish Health Ministry have announced their preliminary findings link the recent deaths of 11 kidney patients and a specific dialysis instrument manufactured in the US. Officials from Baxter International, Inc, based in Deerfield, Il, said new ...More
    November 5, 2001 Posted in News
  • Vanguard Medical Concepts Inc. Teams with RoundTable Healthcare Partners
    LAKELAND, Fl-Vanguard medical Concepts, Inc. has announced that it has received a multimillion-dollar investment fro RoundTable Healthcare Partners-a private equity buyout firm focused on companies in healthcare. RoundTable will provide industry relationships and resources ...More
    October 26, 2001 Posted in News
  • Coping With Disaster: Drs Recommend Sleep, Food, Exercise
    WASHINGTON, DC-Researchers and physicians are calling on Americans to get "back to the basics" during this time of national unrest. With the terrorist attacks on September 11, many hospitals have reported increased numbers of depression and mental health patients. Coping ...More
    September 25, 2001 Posted in News
  • Brain Stimulated, Comforted by Music
    WASHINGTON, DC-A new study published Tuesday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports brain structures that respond to food and sex are also stimulated by music. The report, authored by Anne Blood, MD, a researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital and ...More
    September 25, 2001 Posted in News
  • Company Voluntarily Recalls 15,000 Pounds of Chili
    FORT WORTH, Texas-Classic Foods has voluntarily recalled more than 15,000 pounds of chili after an outbreak of botulism occurred at a church function. Seven people who ate hot dogs with the child at a church supper were hospitalized. Others also became ill with milder ...More
    September 6, 2001 Posted in News
  • Alfalfa Sprouts Harbor E. coli
    LOS ANGELES-The California Department of Health Services has found that there were more food poisoning cases in the state from 1996-1998 from alfalfa sprouts than any other food. Their report was recently published in The Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers found that ...More
    August 31, 2001 Posted in News