listeria

Brote de listeria —evita contagiarte

Posted on 02/24/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolLos Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC por sus siglas en inglés) reportaron un brote de listeria en Maryland y California. Siete personas han sido hospitalizadas con los síntomas y se reportó una muerte; todos son hispanos y todos consumieron queso. Aunque todavía los CDC están en un proceso de investigación, hoy The Associated Press reportó que la compañía Roos Foods de Kenton, Delaware retiró del mercado 16 tipos de quesos que han sido vinculados con dicho …

Ready-to-Eat Salads With Meat Recalled for Listeria

Posted on 10/24/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthUpdated Friday Oct. 25: Refrigerated, ready-to-eat salads from two firms have been hit with government recalls because of possible contamination with dangerous listeria, both the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration announced. Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter Listeria can cause serious and sometime fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and individuals with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause …

What’s Lurking in Your Refrigerator Drawers?

Posted on 04/12/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Personal HealthWhich of your kitchen appliances or utensils has the most germs? It’s not, as most people in a new survey guessed, the keypad on the microwave. Or even that gunky can opener, the second most common answer. In terms of the pathogens that could really make you ill — E. coli, salmonella and listeria — the top three offenders were the refrigerator meat and vegetable drawers, followed by the blender gasket — that floppy ring that fits around the appliance’s …

Finally! FDA’s New Food-Safety Rules

Posted on 01/7/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthSo here’s a brilliant idea: If you want to keep fresh fruits and vegetables from becoming contaminated and making people sick, how about making sure that workers wash their hands, crops are irrigated with unpolluted water, processing equipment stays clean and animals are kept away from crops? Sounds simple, but it’s taken years for the government, consumers and the food industry to agree on how to enforce these things. Last week, two years to the day after Congress passed landmark …

Sprouts Are Out: Kroger Stops Selling Them Due to Health Risk

Posted on 10/23/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthSo tiny, yet so deadly. That’s the verdict on raw sprouts — from the mung bean sprouts used in Chinese stir-fry dishes to the threadlike alfalfa or clover sprouts often added to sandwiches —which have caused dozens of food poisoning outbreaks in the past two decades. The government’s been trying for 14 years to get growers to do a better job of reducing contamination, but hasn’t been too successful. So finally, retailers are just deciding not to sell the teeny …