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Apr 7, 2014

Journal-Sentinel: Illness Linked to Crave Brothers Soft Cheese Caused by Unsanitary Conditions, CDC Reports

An illness outbreak from a Wisconsin cheesemaker that was linked to one death and a miscarriage likely was caused by substantial sanitation deficiencies in the cheese-making process, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

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Food Hazards
Mar 4, 2014

Harvard School of Public Health: New School Meal Standards Significantly Increase Fruit, Vegetable Consumption

New federal standards launched in 2012 that require schools to offer healthier meals have led to increased fruit and vegetable consumption, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers.

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Mar 4, 2014

Boston Globe: Healthy School Lunch Standards Don't Waste Vegetables

Harvard School of Public Health researchers proved critics wrong by measuring the amount of waste left behind on more than 1,000 elementary and middle school students’ lunch trays both before and after the standards were imposed.

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Feb 26, 2014

CNN: Obesity Rates Drop for 2- to 5-year-olds

Obesity rates in children 2 to 5 years old have decreased significantly over the past decade, according to a new study.

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Feb 21, 2014

Missoulian: Summit Looks at Making Food Options in Missoula County Schools Healthier

Eliminating unhealthy food options and conflicting messages within schools can help keep kids healthy, and the Smart Snack Policy set to go into effect next school year will require schools to start cutting down on less-than-ideal options offered during school hours, attendees at the Summit for Healthy Children learned Friday.

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Feb 19, 2014

Vermont Public Radio: Child's Salmonella Experience Drives Mother's Action On Food Safety

Gabrielle Meunier's 7-year-old son became ill from a salmonella infection in 2008. She visited Washington D.C. recently to meet with members of the Vermont delegation about the Food Safety Modernization Act. She spoke with Vermont Edition about the meeting, and her son's experience with a foodborne illness.

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Food Hazards
Dec 23, 2013

Associated Press: FDA to Make Food Safety Rules Farmer-Friendlier

The Food and Drug Administration says it will revise sweeping new food safety rules proposed earlier this year after farmers complained the rules could hurt business.

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Nov 21, 2013

RxObserver.com: The Growing Crisis of Antibiotic Resistant Infections

Antibiotics have been one of the greatest breakthroughs in the history of medicine. Following the discovery of the first three antimicrobials – Salvarsan (1910), Prontosil (1927) and Penicillin (1928) – the number of new antibiotics developed multiplied over the past 80 years.

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Nov 20, 2013

Wired: When We Lose Antibiotics, Here's Everything Else We’ll Lose Too

This week, health authorities in New Zealand announced that the tightly quarantined island nation has experienced its first case, and first death, from a strain of totally drug-resistant bacteria.

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Nov 18, 2013

The Hill: FDA Pushes to Fight Drug-Resistant Germs

The Obama administration wants new controls to help prevent outbreaks of drug-resistant bacteria. On Friday, a top Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official told House lawmakers that the agency was “very concerned” about the threat of bacteria that are immune to drugs.

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