November 27, 2012

Salmonella Cited

1 FDA Halts Ops at Major US Peanut Butter Co.

The US Food and Drug Administration halted operations at Sunland Inc., the country’s largest organic peanut butter processor, after salmonella was found in the New Mexico processing plant. Forty-one people in 21 states were sickened by salmonella-tainted peanut butter products made in the plant, prompting the recall of hundreds of products. The FDA was operating under a new food safety law that gives it the authority to suspend a company’s registration when there’s a “reasonable probability” that food manufactured there could cause serious health problems or death. Prior to the law, the FDA would have had to go to court to suspend a company’s registration. Sunland has a right to a hearing and must prove to the FDA that its facilities are safe to resume operations before doing so.

More at Cbsnews.com | Posted 5 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Peanut Butter Recall Expands Again

Tags: FDA, Food and Drug Administration, Food Recall, Peanut Butter Recall, Salmonella, Salmonella in Peanut Butter, Sunland Inc.

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Carbs Overall Linked to Disease

2 One Soda a Day Increases Prostate Cancer Risk

Drinking just one 11-ounce soft drink per day could increase a man’s risk of developing serious and aggressive forms of prostate cancer by about 40 percent. These are the findings of a new study to be published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and conducted by researchers at Lund University. The study followed over 8000 men between the ages of 45 and 73 for an average of 15 years. Diets heavy in carbohydrates such as rice, pasta and sugary breakfast cereal also increased prostate cancer risk, but for most men, it was a milder form of disease. More research is needed into the link, however, there are many reasons to cut out soft drinks, such as an increased calorie intake leading to risk of obesity and decreased bone density leading to osteoporosis.

More at Medical Daily | Posted 5 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: Pomegranate Juice May Inhibit Prostate Cancer, The 10 Most Deadly Cancers

Tags: Carbohydrates, Prostate Cancer, Prostate Cancer Risk, Soda, Soft Drinks

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