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The Great Chicken Debate: To Wash or Not?

Posted on 09/3/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthJust about every cookbook icon, from Julia Child to Martha Stewart to the Joy of Cooking’s Rombauer sisters, has told us to rinse off our raw chicken before preparing it. Guess what? They were wrong, scientists say. Rinsing raw chicken to get rid of the bacteria just spreads it around more, increasing our risk of getting sick, says food-safety researcher Jennifer Quinlan, with Drexel University  in Philadelphia and one of the developers behind a new “Don’t Wash Your Chicken!” campaign. …

Purina Recalls Some Dog Food for Salmonella

Posted on 09/1/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin TodayNestle Purina PetCare Co. is recalling some of its dog food because of a salmonella risk. According to an announcement Friday by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the voluntary recall is limited to 3.5-pound bags of Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food  with the “best by” date of  Oct. 2014, production code of 31071083 and UPC code 17800 12679. The “best by” date, UPC and production codes can be found …

Farmers Market Chicken May Have More Bacteria

Posted on 07/19/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthYou may think the chicken you buy at the farmers market is healthier for you than store-bought, but a new study suggests it could have more bacteria. The study by Pennsylvania State University analyzed both grocery store and farmers market chickens bought throughout Pennsylvania. Researchers bought 100 whole, uncooked chickens, half of which were organic, from stores, and 100 from farmers markets,  Food Safety News reported. The chickens were tested for salmonella and campylobacter, two types of bacteria that can …

Ground-Turkey Test Finds 90 Percent With Bacteria

Posted on 05/1/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthA Consumer Reports lab analysis of ground-turkey products purchased nationwide found that 90 percent had potentially disease-causing bacteria, some of which were antibiotic-resistant. The consumer watchdog organization said its first investigation of this kind on ground turkey also showed that turkeys raised without antibiotics had much less antibiotic-resistant bacteria than did turkeys raised with antibiotics. The new report follows a February analysis of store-bought meat by Food and Drug Administration scientists that found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in 81 percent of raw …

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 …

FDA to Pet-Treat Maker: Recall Products or Else

Posted on 02/27/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthWe’ve warned you once, twice — now it’s time to “voluntarily” pull those tainted products before we make you do it, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told a pet-treat maker last week. The federal agency was using its new power to demand mandatory recalls of contaminated food products. The threat was aimed at Kasel Associated Industries, which subsequently pulled all pet treats manufactured at its Colorado facility from April 20, 2012, through Sept. 19, 2012, because the products …