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Natural Preservative Eliminates Risk Of Meat's E. Coli And Salmonella Contamination

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Science has done it again!

Researchers have discovered that bisin, a compound produced by harmless bacteria, kills harmful bacteria like salmonella and E. coli WITHOUT apparent health risks, unlike many other preservatives.

Not only will the bacteria's application to meat and dairy products reduce the risk of E. coli and salmonella contamination almost to 0%, but will extend shelf life of those products for up to three years!

Can you imagine eating 3-year-old chicken or beef? It sounds almost too good to be true, but we wish the researchers the best as they continue to investigate this miracle preservative.

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Salmonella 'Superbug' Discovered!

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Poultry

Uh oh…

Scientists have discovered a new strain of salmonella labeled as a "superbug" because it is highly resistant to the antibiotic Ciprofloxacin, or Cipro, often used for severe salmonella infections.

Known as S. Kentucky, the drug-resistant infection has spread internationally with almost 500 cases found in France, Denmark, England and Wales in the period between 2002 and 2008!

The Atlantic hasn't prevented it from crossing U.S. boarders either. French researchers say the infection may have reached the U.S. after studying reports of infection in Canada and contamination of imported food in the states.

While most infections only cause mild gastroenteritis with stomach cramps, fever and diarrhea, older people or those with weaker immune systems are particularly at risk of life-threatening infections.

In a study which found cases for the superbug rising from 3 in 2002 to 174 in 2008, researchers believe "poultry is an important agent for infection" and wrote:

"We hope that this publication might stir awareness among national and international health, food and agricultural authorities so that they take the necessary measures to control and stop the dissemination of this strain before it spreads globally."

We hope so to! Salmonella is one thing, but super salmonella? We only like the word "super" attached to heroes!

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Total Beef Recall

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Ground Beef recall

Where's the beef?

Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, a Kansas company, has recalled 14,158 pounds of ground beef due to possible E. coli contamination.

The USDA has classified the recall as "Class 1," having determined:

"This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."

Sounds serious! Luckily, there have been no reports of any illness.

The company's recalled products include: 40-pound cases of "beef fine grind 81/19" with 10-pound "chub" sub-packages, 40-pound cases of "beef chuck fine grind 81/19" with 10-pound "chub" sub-packages, 40-pound cases of "beef sirloin fine grind 91/9" with 10-pound "chub" sub-packages, 40-pound cases of "beef fine grind 90/10 natural" with 5-pound "chub" subpackages, and 60-pound cases of "beef fine ground 93/7."

The beef was sent out on February 22 to Arizona, California, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington for further processing and distribution, possibly sold under different brand names.

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Check Your Cheddar! Cheese Recall!

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Whole Foods recalls 7 types of cheddar cheese

If you bought it from Whole Foods, at least.

The organic supermarket is recalling seven types of cheddar cheese amid fears they contain listeria or E.coli after evidence of contamination at its U.S. supplier was found.

Don’t get too alarmed as nobody has reported getting sick after eating the cheese, but the company is recommending customers to check their fridge and return any items that could be infected.

The cheeses being recalled are Sage Cheddar, Silver Mountain Cheddar, Chipotle Cheddar, Premium Block Cheddar, Premium White Chunk Cheddar, Chipotle Chunk Cheddar and White Black Wax Cheddar sold in in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Arizona.

If you’re eating cheese from Whole Foods, definitely return the items for a full refund! Don’t take any chances!

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Food Court Contamination!

Filed under: Busted!FoodHealthFast Food

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

Check out this eye opening expose on food courts in the malls of America full of DISGUSTING violations!

Violations range from cockroaches, unsafe temperatures, and cross contamination of raw food!

Definitely think twice next time you want to grab a burrito at your local mall food court!

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