Most Online Breastmilk Sources Contaminated

Researchers compared 100 human breastmilk samples purchased online from milk-sharing websites with 20 unpasteurized samples donated by a milk bank. Each sample underwent viral and bacterial analysis. The internet samples were significantly more likely to harbor bacteria, including pathogenic species such as Staphylococcus species and Gram-negative bacteria (63% vs. 25% and 72% vs. 35%, respectively). The…

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Check Your Eggs Carefully!

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) observed a four-fold increase over the usual in cases of Salmonella enteritidis this summer. The source has been isolated to eggs produced by Wright County Egg of Iowa packaged under the following brands: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps.PositiveTip: Don't eat…

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An Important Lesson in Quality Control

We often hear or read criticism about the work of regulatory bodies like the Food and Drug Administration. They are only human so sometimes mistakes are made. However, there is value in their work, as a frightening note in a recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine highlights.

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