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Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Prevention

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 13:10
When power outages occur after severe weather, using alternative sources of power can cause carbon monoxide (CO) to build up in a home and poison the people and animals inside. Every year, at least 430 people die in the U. S. from accidental CO poisoning. Approximately 50,000 people in the U.S. visit the emergency department each year due to accidental CO poisoning. There are steps you can take to help protect yourself and your household from CO poisoning. CO is found in fumes produced by portable generators, stoves, lanterns, and gas ranges, or by burning charcoal and wood. CO from

Whip City Jerky, LLC Recalls Beef Jerky Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

CDC Food Safety - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 20:00
Whip City Jerky, LLC, a Westfield, Mass. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,391 pounds of beef jerky products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

JFC International Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Crustacean Shellfish (Shrimp, Crab) in Daisho Kimchi Hot Pot Soup Base

CDC Food Safety - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 18:40
JFC International Inc. of Los Angeles, CA is voluntarily recalling a Kimchi Hot Pot Soup Base because it was found to contain undeclared Crustacean Shellfish (Shrimp, Crab). Individuals who have allergies to crustacean shellfish (shrimp, crab) runs the risk of a serious life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product. One incident has been reported to date in connection with this issue.

Alert - Malaria in Brazil

CDC Travel Notices - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 04:00
Public health officials in Brazil have reported an outbreak of locally transmitted malaria in the town of Wenceslau Guimarães in Bahia State. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area may be infected with malaria and spreading it to people.
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Watch - Yellow Fever in Nigeria

CDC Travel Notices - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 04:00
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has reported an ongoing outbreak of yellow fever that began in September 2017.
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Panera Bread Preemptively Recalls All 2 oz. and 8 oz. Cream Cheese Products

CDC Food Safety - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:29
While there have been no reported illnesses, out of an abundance of caution, Panera Bread is conducting a nationwide preemptive, voluntary recall of all 2 oz. and 8 oz. cream cheese products sold in its U.S. bakery-cafes. This recall was initiated after samples of one variety of 2 oz. cream cheese from a single production day showed a positive result for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. Tests on cream cheese samples manufactured both before and after the production run in question have all come back negative.

Alert - Yellow Fever in Brazil

CDC Travel Notices - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 04:00
The Brazilian Ministry of Health has reported an ongoing outbreak of yellow fever. In response to this outbreak, health authorities have recently expanded the list of areas in which yellow fever vaccination is recommended for travelers.
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Bulletproof 360, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Collagen Protein Dietary Supplement

CDC Food Safety - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 16:13
Out of an abundance of caution, Bulletproof 360, Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot #1017088 of Bulletproof Collagen Protein dietary supplement due to undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

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