March 2010

Hepatitis A is the only common vaccine-preventable foodborne disease in the United States (Fiore, 2004). It is one of five human hepatitis viruses that primarily infect the human liver and cause human illness. Unlike hepatitis B and C, hepatitis A doesn’t develop into chronic hepatitis or cirrhosis, which are both potentially fatal conditions; however, infection

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act – Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) to expand the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) to regulate food, including by authorizing the Secretary to suspend the registration of a food facility.

Requires each food facility to evaluate hazards and implement preventive

Saint Cloud Times last week reported:

A Cold Spring woman who nearly died after getting E. coli from a tainted hamburger is asking for more than $56 million in her lawsuit against Cargill.

Stephanie Smith, 23, was left paralyzed from the waist down and with extensive, long-term injuries that one day will require a kidney

Though they are cute and soft and associated with the arrival of spring, baby chicks or ducklings can carry harmful salmonella bacteria, health officials warn.

“We strongly discourage giving chicks or ducklings as gifts,” said Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County health officer.

“To prevent possible infection with salmonella bacteria, give your child a stuffed toy