August 14, 2011

More Than 60,000 Pounds Recalled

1 Major Chains Recall Beef

Kroger, Publix and Winn-Dixie have recalled beef products due to problems at National Beef Packaging in Dodge City, Kansas, reports MSNBC. The USDA ordered the recall of 60,000 pounds of beef after finding E. coli bacteria during routine testing. Recalled products were sold mainly in the Southeast, but the meat was sent to several distributors, which means it could have been repackaged and sold nationwide. Recalled products from Kroger include ground chuck, meatballs, ground beef patties and meat loaf made in stores with sell by dates of July 29 through August 12. Publix recalled meatballs, meat loaf, ground chuck patties and more with sell by dates of July 25 to August 12. Recalled Winn-Dixie products include ground chuck and patties with sell by dates of July 31 to August 12.

More at MSNBC | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: One Million Pounds of Ground Beef Recalled

Tags: Ground Chuck Recall, Ground Beef Recall, Kroger Beef Recall, Winn Dixie Beef Recall, Public Recall, National Beef Packaging

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Immune System Inspired

2 Drug Kills Many Viruses in Tissue and Mice

Research done in tissue cultures has discovered a drug that kills cells infected with 15 different viruses including adenoviruses, H1N1, polio and dengue fever. Viruses utilize the machinery of the cells they infect to reproduce and in the process form double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) which is not present in animals and humans and is targeted by the immune system. The broad-spectrum antiviral is called DRACO and works like the immune system by binding to the dsRNA but then another part of the drug tells the infected cells to commit suicide. Studies in mice were also successful and no toxic substances were detected in their bodies which confirmed the drug’s specificity for infected cells. Researchers are excited and trials in other animals and humans are currently being pursued.

More at Yahoo! Forbes | Posted 6 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Triple Cocktail Shows Promise Against Hepatitis C

Tags: Antiretrovirals, DRACO, Drug Kills Many Different Viruses, Antivirals, DsRNA, Double Stranded RNA, Viruses, Viral Reproduction, Mechanisms of Viral Infection

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