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The Health Effects of Drinking Water Contamination

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According to the Ralph Nader Research Institute, “U.S. drinking water contains more than 2,100 toxic chemicals that can cause cancer.” Toxic chemicals that can come from anywhere like agricultural runoff. The toxic water could possible even carry diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, malaria, intestinal worms, trachoma, typhoid, and many other serious conditions. Not to mention, numerous water contamination from natural occurring chemicals and minerals such as arsenic, uranium, manufacturing processes, or sewer overflows. All of these dangerous additions to your water can lead to adverse health effects.

Consuming contaminated water can cause gastrointestinal illness, reproductive problems, and neurological disorders. Infants, young children, pregnant women, the elderly, people of all ages with weak immune systems can be even more susceptible to illnesses from bad water. With water being something we all need and consume on a daily basis, we need to avoid all the water-related diseases and contaminants in our public water systems.

Visual clues water drinkers need to look for are cloudiness in the water, foamy water, white depositions in pipes, blue-green stains on sinks, and yellow water. If you suspect lead in the pipes, make sure to have your water tested for lead. Lead can cause delays in an infant or child’s mental or physical development. Pregnant women and nursing mothers should also avoid any lead exposure to protect their children.

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Salmonella biofilms incredibly resistant to powerful disinfectants

Sunday 19 January 2014 – 12am PST

 Once Salmonella bacteria get into a food processing facility and have an opportunity to form a biofilm on surfaces, it is likely to be extraordinarily difficult, if not impossible, to kill it, according to research published ahead of print in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

Researchers from National University of Ireland, Galway conducted a study in which they attempted to kill Salmonella biofilms on a variety of hard surfaces, using three types of disinfectant.

“We found that it was not possible to kill the Salmonella cells using any of the three disinfectants, if the biofilm was allowed to grow for seven days before the disinfectant was applied,” says Mary Corcoran, a researcher on the study. Even soaking the biofilms in disinfectant for an hour and a half failed to kill them

The impetus for the study was a European outbreak in which 160 people in 10 countries became ill with gastroenteritis(vomiting and diarrhea) from the Agona serotype ofSalmonella, says Corcoran. That outbreak was traced to meat from a major food-processing facility.

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Recalls Dog Food Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Solid Gold Health Products for Pets, Inc. Recalls Dog Food Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk
Contact:
Consumer:
(800) 364-4863
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 8, 2012 – Solid Gold Health Products for Pets, Inc., El Cajon, California, announced a voluntary recall of one batch of WolfCub Large Breed Puppy Food and one batch of Solid Gold WolfKing Large Breed Adult Dog, both with a Best Before date of December 30, 2012, and an “X” in the 11th digit of the date code.

Solid Gold is voluntarily recalling the products below, distributed in the United States and Canada. This voluntary recall is being done out of an abundance of caution as these products were produced at the facility that has been linked to recent recalls of Diamond brand pet foods due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Individuals handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. People who believe they may have been exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer.

The products involved in this voluntary recall are:

Solid Gold WolfCub Large Breed Puppy Food, 4 lb, 15 lb, and 33 lb, with a best before date of December 30, 2012 and batch code starting with SGB1201A31X.

4 lb identifying UPC 093766750005

15 lb identifying UPC 093766750012

33 lb identifying UPC 093766750029

Solid Gold WolfKing Large Breed Adult Dog Food, 4 lb, 15 lb, and 28.5 lb, with a best before date of December 30, 2012 and batch code starting with SGL1201A32X

4 lb identifying UPC 093766750050

15 lb identifying UPC 093766750067

28.5 lb identifying UPC 093766750081

Best by dates (lot codes) can be found on the back of the bag in the bottom right-hand corner of 33 lb, 28.5 lb and 15 lb bags and the bottom of the 4 lb bags.

Other Solid Gold recipes, sizes or brands of food are not impacted by this voluntary recall.

Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, would like replacement product or have additional questions, may call us at (800) 364-4863 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM through 5:00 PM Pacific time).

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm303371.htm

 

LEASA Industries Co., Inc. Recalls LEASA Brand 6 oz. Living Alfalfa Sprouts Because Of Possible Health Risk

01/19/2012 10:34 AM EST

LEASA Industries Co., Inc. of Miami, FL is recalling 346 cases of LEASA Living Alfalfa Sprouts with use by date 2/1/12, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
Product Labels: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm288222.htm
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More Food Recalls!

Kradjian Imp Co. Recalls Cedar Brand Tresse Cheese and Cedar Brand Shinglish Cheese Because of Possible Health Risk
Dec 26, 2011 7:46 AM

Kradjian Imp Co, Glendale, CA is recalling 231 Cases, 22Lb / Cs of Cedar brand Tresse Cheese, 16 oz and Cedar brand Shinglish cheese, 16 oz because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

RECALL Green Valley Food Corp. is Expanding Its Recall to Include The Following Items Because of a Possible Health Risk.
Dec 24, 2011 1:59 PM

Green Valley Food Corp. of Dallas, Texas is recalling a grand total of 6,723 cases because of a “Let’s Grow Healthy Together!� Alfalfa Sprouts 5 oz. container test result showed to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. The items affected in the recall are as follows:

>Avon Heights Mushrooms, Inc. Recalls Fresh Spinach Because of Possible Health Risk
Dec 23, 2011 2:35 PM

Avon Heights Mushrooms, in full cooperation with the FDA is recalling certain packages of fresh packaged spinach. The brands include Krisp Pak 1 Ooz bags, Better Brand 10oz.bags, and Avon Heights 4-2.51b bags.

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Grape Tomatoes Recalled for Possible Bacterial Contamination

Missouri-based food company Front Row Produce is recalling some batches of its grape tomatoes for a possible bacterial contamination. The grape tomatoes are believed to have been contaminated by the Salmonella bacteria.

Salmonella is a harmful bacterium that commonly contaminates food. These bacteria can cause serious medical harm to the body. Common symptoms of infection caused by the Salmonella bacteria include fever, nausea, stomach pains, vomiting, and sometimes bloody diarrhea. In some cases, a Salmonella infection can cause arterial infections, arthritis and endocarditis. To date, there have been no reports of Salmonella infection that are linked to the recalled tomatoes.

The recalled grape tomatoes were supplied by company Rio Queen Citrus, a Texas-based company. The product was sold in 10-pound bulk containers, as well as in 10-ounce pint containers. The tomatoes are packed in clear plastic, with the label on top of the pack. Although there is no lot number on the packages, affected lot numbers are the following: 2310802, 2510410 and 2310405. Recalled grape tomatoes that were sold in bulk are packed in a plain, brown-colored cardboard box, indicating the lot number 2310801. The affected grape tomatoes were distributed and sold in different food retail stores in Illinois and Missouri.

As of December 1, 2011, all shipments of Front Row Produce’s Grape Tomatoes packed in 10-ounce containers have a lot number printed on a green sticker that is placed on the bottom of the packaging. Thus, any packaging that does not have this green sticker should be considered part of the recall. Consumers who have questions about the product can call Front Row Produce at 314-241-4700.

Food Contamination is occurring more often 

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11 DIFFERENT OUTBREAKS OF FOOD BORN ILLNESSES IN U.S. IN 2011 ALONE!

2011 United States listeriosis outbreak from cantaloupes from Colorado in July, August and September. 23 people have died.[3] It the second worst food borne illness outbreak in the United States in terms of the number of deaths since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began tracking outbreaks in the 1970s.[2]
2011 United States salmonellosis outbreak in Del Monte cantaloupe infected with Salmonella Panama from Guatemala.[4]
Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce is voluntarily recalling one lot of organic grape tomatoes sold under the Limited Edition and Fresh & Easy labels due to a possible health risk from Salmonella.
Emporia, Kansas based Tyson Fresh Meats (Tyson Foods) announces it is recalling 131,300 pounds of ground beef products due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination.
Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for spinach dip because it may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Roundy’s Super Markets Inc., a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based company with an establishment in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is recalling 360 pounds of breaded chicken breast products, that should have been fully cooked, because they may have been undercooked.
E. coli in strawberry from Newberg, Oregon killed one person on August 8, 2011.[4] The Oregon Health Authority announced[5] that they had linked at least 10 E. coli infections to a strawberry farm in Newberg, Oregon. Four patients had been hospitalized and an elderly woman died from kidney failure associated with her E coli illness. The strawberries were sold to buyers, who resold them at roadside stands and farmer’s markets. [6]
One dead in California from Salmonella and 76 more people sickened in 26 states. On August 3, 2011, Cargill recalled 36,000,000 pounds of fresh and frozen ground turkey products produced at the company’s Springdale, Arkansas, facility from February 20, 2011, through August 2, 2011, due to possible contamination from Salmonella Heidelberg.[7][4][8]
In March and April 2011, Jennie-O recalled almost 55,000 pounds of turkey burgers because drug-resistant salmonella was found in its products.[9]
 In June 2011, Nearly 3,000 cases of Dole Food Company salad bags are being recalled after a random test found the bacteria listeria in a bag of the salad. Dole is voluntarily recalling bags of its Italian blend salad and Kroger Fresh Selections Italian Style Blend, both with the use-by date of June 19, 2011. The salads were distributed in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin, as well as parts of Canada. Dole says if you still have the salad bags in your fridge, you should throw them away. So far, no illnesses have been reported. [10]
Contaminated papaya appears to be the cause of an outbreak of Salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) in 23 states, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers. The FDA says papayas imported from Mexico and distributed by Agromod Produce Inc.of McAllen, Texas, is likely the source of 97 cases of Salmonella Agona. To date, 10 people have been hospitalized but there have been no reported deaths.

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          It is a colorless molecule made of oxygen formed naturally in the atmosphere.  It has a fresh clean smelling odor.

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  • Breaks down residual traces of toxic chemicals and pathogens on fruits and vegetables.
  • Kills bacteria on meat, fish and poultry.
  • Enhances the taste of all food products.
  • Prolongs shelf life.
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