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5 hrs ago | AmmoLand

CDFW Asks California Property Owners to Report Waterfowl Mortality

Drought conditions have increased the possibility of disease outbreaks in waterfowl, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife .


Related Topix: Health

14 hrs ago | Supermarket Guru

Are Nitrates Healthful?

Is your fruit and veggie rich diet, also high in nitrates? Here's some great information about the nitrates in your food.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dieting, Michigan State University, Medicine, Nutrition, Vegetables, Health

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Pathogens on your foods to avoid

You may wish to check out the "Ten Least Wanted Pathogens" information provided by the Centers for Disease Control.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food Science, Health, E. Coli, Life, Seafood

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Western Producer

Botox and shockwave therapy are among the unusual treatments used on horses. | File photo

The bacterium, clostridium botulinum, produces a potent toxin that causes temporary muscle paralysis.


Related Topix: Health, Weird

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Southland Times

Scare costs jobs

JOB LOSSES: Workers from Fonterra's packaging plant Canpac in Hamilton gather after the news that up to 110 jobs could go.


Related Topix: Public Relations, Health, Food Science

The Otago Daily Times

A2 shares spike 10% on receiving approval

Shares in the A2 Milk Company spiked almost 10% yesterday - from a 15-month low - after the announcement it had clinched Chinese regulatory approval to export infant milk formula.


Related Topix: Health, Food Science

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Dairy Reporter

Danone slams NZ High Court for 'undue delay' in Fonterra WPC case

Danone has slammed a New Zealand High Court decision to stall its legal battle to recoup money lost as a result of the Fonterra whey protein concentrate botulism scare.


Related Topix: Health


National Recall of Tattoo Ink, Needles & Kits Due to Microbial Contamination

Last week, a California company, White & Blue Lion, Inc., recalled its tattoo ink and needles along with all tubes and ink cups as a result of pathogenic bacterial contamination.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Health

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Fonterra wins stay in botulism case

FONTERRA has halted French food company Danone's legal action against it in New Zealand for damages from the 2013 botulism scare.


Related Topix: Health


Abbott making 'progress' repairing Fonterra botulism scare damage

Abbott Laboratories' CEO believes the company has "recovered about as well" as it could have in the year since the Fonterra WPC botulism scare that led it to recall infant formula in China, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia.


Related Topix: Health, Abbott Laboratories

Wed Jul 16, 2014

BioMed Central

Distinguishing highly-related outbreak-associated Clostridium botulinum type A(B) strains

In the United States, most Clostridium botulinum type A strains isolated during laboratory investigations of human botulism demonstrate the presence of an expressed type A botulinum neurotoxin gene and an unexpressed BoNT/B gene.


Related Topix: Health

Mon Jul 14, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

CDC outlines five incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled

No member of the public nor any of the workers in the government laboratories were affected by the five incidents, according to Benjamin N. Haynes, senior press officer for the CDC's infectious disease team.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Health, Bird Flu

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Los Angeles Times

CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled

This electronmicrograph shows Bacillus anthracis vegetative cells in a monkey spleen.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Health, Bird Flu, Biotech, Healthcare Industry

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

China Connection: Quality still our ace in the hole

In the third of a six-part series on exporting to China, Paul Lewis looks at the competitive advantage New Zealand dairy products have - in spite of the recent botulism scare - and the prospects for growth.


Related Topix: Health, Marketing

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Botox can treat incontinence

Men and women alike have turned to Botox to reverse the signs of aging, but now there is a new medical use for the injections.


Related Topix: Overactive Bladder, Health

Tue Jul 01, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Fonterra deal with UK firm tipped

Speculation is mounting that Fonterra is on the verge of securing a profit-sharing agreement with a British dairy producer that will involve the New Zealand milk giant sourcing whey - a byproduct of the cheese-making process - from the United Kingdom for use in infant formula destined for major markets including China.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Life, Food, Cheese, Health