Most Americans love their pets as if they were members of their families. Dogs, cats, and other domestic animals enjoy high quality veterinary care, organic pet food, and a range of products from accessories to toys to products to keep them safe. A pet’s illness or death can be quite traumatic to the animal’s owner.
A study from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies found that a bacterial protein known as SIrP can impact the appetites of mice infected with Salmonella strains that contain the protein. Two groups of mice were infected with Salmonella, one of which was infected with bacteria that contained the protein while the other was infected with bacteria that did not.
In December 2016, Fairway Market of New York announced its recall of its store brand candy corn because the product could contain egg, despite the packaging not stating this. So far, one individual has reported suffering an allergic reaction from consuming Fairway candy corn. Individuals with egg allergies who have purchased this product are advised to return it to the store for a refund or throw it in the trash.
The midst of summer is upon us and during this time of year, many Illinois residents and families choose to enjoy the long, hot days and nights outside, gathered around campfires and backyard fire pits. Often, these outdoor fires are used to cook hot dogs, shish kabobs, and other foods like marshmallows for s'mores. Sitting around the campfire eating a freshly charred dinner is a great way to make warm summer memories with family and friends.
Some types of food poisoning are more common than others. For example, you tend to hear more reports of Listeria and Salmonella outbreaks than Campylobacter and Shigellosis. Although you might feel like you hear about Listeria every other week, do not brush it off as unimportant.
Summer brings many different sensations. The warm wind pushing your hair aside, the tickling grass between your bare feet, the warmth of a setting sun against your back, and the various smells and tastes of summertime favorites like s'mores, grilled hot dogs, and ice cream all comfort us through these three months.
When dangerous bacteria is found in food, that food's manufacturer issues a recall as soon as possible to contain the bacteria and prevent any further cases of consumers falling ill with food poisoning after eating it. You can stay up-to-date about the latest food recalls by visiting recalls.gov.
When you are on a diet or looking to bulk up, you might choose to replace or supplement your meals with nutrition shakes. You probably never think that you are exposed to hazards by consuming these shakes but the truth is, you can be. Recently, a man in Otero County and ten others reported falling ill from Garden of Life Raw Meal Organic Shake and Meal products.
As we move into 2016, it is important that we do not forget the food poisoning outbreaks that caused so many of us to become ill last year. When we forget about previous health scares, we tend to become lax with food safety and put ourselves in a position to become ill again. Be vigilant this year by understanding how dangerous bacteria spreads, how it grows, and how you can reduce your risk of falling ill from food poisoning.
Usually, food poisoning resolves itself within a few days or a week. After eating a contaminated food product, you might experience some unpleasant symptoms and have to miss a day or two of work but generally, these effects are fairly short-lived. However, not everyone is so lucky.