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FDA Bans Arsenic In Chickenfeed Because Apparently There's Too Much Arsenic In Chicken!

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We have some good news, and we have some terrifying news!

The good news is the FDA recently put their heads together and banned three of the four different types of arsenic (roxarsone, carbarsone, and arsanilic acid) from chickenfeed!

The terrifying news is that

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Salmonella 'Superbug' Discovered!

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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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Starbucks Recalls Bistro Box Chicken

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It turns out Starbucks new line of healthy Bistro Box meals, aren't so "healthy" after all!

Just a week after launching the new meals, which are billed as healthy alternatives to fast food, the coffee chain has RECALLED chicken used in the Chicken Hummus and Chicken Chipotle Wrap Bistro Boxes in Georgia and Alabama.

The meat was reported to have been contaminated with listeria. Luckily, no illnesses have been reported and the chain says they have successfully removed the tainted poultry from their stores.

Other than the contaminated chicken, these boxes don't sound like a bad deal! Available in a snack or entree size, each are under 500 calories and cost five to eight bucks.

Check out all the Bistro Box meal options here!

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