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National warning on backyard chooks after salmonella outbreaks

The Food Safety Information Council today issued a national warning to people with backyard chickens to always wash their hands after handling the chickens or their eggs following salmonellosis outbreaks in Victoria and Queensland.

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Play it safe with holiday foods

(HealthDay)—When preparing the Thanksgiving feast this week, don't forget food safety, a medical expert says.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How nasty Toxoplasma parasite damages the human eye

One-third of the world population is infected with Toxoplasma, which causes a common eye infection called ocular toxoplasmosis. Researchers have shed new light on how an infection with the parasite causes a distinctive lesion ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Soil bacteria provide a promising E. coli treatment

E. coli, the notorious bug associated with severe food poisoning and usually caught from undercooked meat, is a common concern for anyone cooking over the festive period.

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Food in elderly care better with dieticians

While both the Swedish National Food Agency and the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare in recent years have come up with new guidelines for food for the elderly, not all municipalities conform to them by any means. ...

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