January 10, 2014

Public Health Threat Says USDA

1 Foster Farms Shut Down for Cockroaches

A Foster Farms poultry processing plant in Livingston, CA was closed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture due to an infestation of cockroaches which may pose a public health risk. That site is currently under USDA scrutiny due to two outbreaks of salmonella food poisoning in the past year. Inspectors observed “insanitary conditions” and Foster Farms temporarily stopped operations in order to clean up the plant. They plan to reopen once they’re approved by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Services. Cockroaches carry bacteria, including salmonella, but the shutdown is not related to the recent outbreaks, says a USDA spokesperson. Foster Farms did not issue a recall during the salmonella outbreaks. Instead they advised consumers to handle chicken properly and to cook it thoroughly.

More at NBCNews.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Nearly 300 Sickened by Tainted Chicken

Tags: Cockroaches Health Threat, Foster Farms, Tainted Chicken, USDA, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, Salmonella Outbreak from Poultry, Tainted Poultry

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall

2 Best Diet Rankings for 2014

Best Overall Diet for 2014, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, is the DASH Diet, followed by TLC Diet, Mayo Clinic Diet, Mediterranean Diet, Weight Watchers, Flexitarian Diet, Volumetrics, Jenny Craig, Biggest Loser Diet and Ornish Diet. Altogether, the rankings included 32 diets with the Dukan Diet and the Paleo Diet coming in at the bottom in the Best Overall Diet category. In the Best Weight-Loss Diets category, the top diets include Weight Watchers, Biggest Loser Diet, Jenny Craig, Raw Food Diet and Volumetrics. The lowest two diets ranked in the Best Weight-Loss Diets category were Acid Alkaline Diet and Paleo Diet. In the Best Diabetes Diet category, the top diets were tied: Biggest Loser Diet and DASH Diet.

More at U.S. News & World Report | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Low-Carb Diet Found to Lower Blood Pressure

Tags: DASH Diet, Diet Rankings, TLC Diet, Best Diets 2014, Best Diets Overall, Best Diabetes Diets, Paleo Diet Problems

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