Food Safety

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Mosul displaced: Hundreds of Iraqis ill with food poisoning in camp

<b>Hundreds of people have fallen ill from suspected food poisoning at a camp for displaced people near the Iraqi city of Mosul, officials say.</b><p>People were said to be vomiting and suffering dehydration after an iftar meal, to break the daily Ramadan fast.<p>The camp, between Mosul and Irbil, houses people …

Iraq: Food poisoning strikes hundreds at camp for displaced

HASSAN SHAM U2 CAMP, Iraq (AP) — Food poisoning at a camp for displaced residents of Mosul has made more than 700 people sick, with hundreds hospitalized, Iraqi officials said Tuesday.<p>The incident at the Hassan Sham U2 camp, about 20 kilometers (13 miles) east of Mosul, has become part of the …

Middle East

2 Las Vegas hotel guests contract Legionnaires' disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two recent guests at a Las Vegas resort have contracted Legionnaires' disease, officials said Friday.<p>The guests who contracted the lung infection stayed separately in March and April at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, the Southern Nevada Health District said.<p>Legionella, the bacteria …

Las Vegas

'Death cap' wild mushrooms poison 14 in California

Lethal mushrooms picked in the California wilderness poisoned 14 people late last year, with three requiring liver transplants, including an 18-month-old girl.<p>The cases were reported to the California Poison Control System over a two-week period in December, although the Centers for Disease Control …

1 dead and 9 hospitalized with botulism after eating nacho cheese sauce

<b>(CNN) —</b> One person is dead and nine others were hospitalized after they contracted botulism from eating contaminated nacho cheese sauce at a gas station outside of Sacramento, California, state and local officials said.<p>The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released a statement Monday …

Public Health

California botulism outbreak is rare case of deadly disease

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A deadly botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold in a California gas station is a rare case of the disease that can cause paralysis and death.<p>The outbreak in the Sacramento area left one man dead and sent nine people to a hospital.<p>Here are some …

Public Health

Decomposed bat is found inside bag of organic salad from a Florida Walmart

As the Miami Herald would observe, Saturday's notice recalling an untold quantity of organic salad from Walmart stores across the southeastern United States “tiptoes around the batness" of the situation.<p>The very, very disgusting batness of it all.<p>Fresh Express's recall notice says only that, …

Food

Spain reports case of mad cow disease

MADRID (AP) — Spain has reported a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly called mad cow disease, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) says.<p>The diseased cow belonged to a herd of 134 cattle on a farm near the city of Salamanca in the northwestern region of Castilla-Leon, …

Raw milk cheese linked to two listeria deaths in US

<b>Two people have died and four more have fallen ill following an outbreak of listeria linked to recalled cheese in several eastern US states.</b><p>Officials say it was probably caused by a soft raw milk cheese called Ouleout from Vulto Creamery in New York state.<p>The cheese was stocked by a Whole Foods …

Study: Restaurants Not Good At Explaining Risks of Undercooked Meat to Customers

Front-line staff, such as servers in restaurants, are often trusted with providing customers with food safety information regarding their meals. A …

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