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State Department of Health issues fish consumption guide

The Connecticut Department of Public Health is issuing its annual fish consumption advisory for fish caught in Connecticut waters. If I Catch It, Can I Eat It? A Guide to Safe Eating of Fish Caught in
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FDA seeks ideas to prevent food poisioning

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking for ideas on how to find disease-causing organisms in food – especially Salmonella in fresh produce. The 2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge was developed
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Live Well workshop at Griffin Hospital in Derby

A free workshop series at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby aims to help individuals with an ongoing health conditions or those caring for a loved one with an ongoing health condition get
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Norovirus outbreaks linked to food service workers

Here’s some food for thought before you place that takeout order or head out for a restaurant meal. Most norovirus (aka stomach flu) outbreaks from contaminated food occur in food service settings,
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FDA project unearths some fishy labeling

Wondering if your “wild caught” salmon is actually “farm-raised?” Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration are able to answer this and other questions through a project that creates DNA barcodes
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Don’t invite food poisoning to Thanksgiving dinner

This holiday season should be a time of giving thanks — not foodborne illness. But it’s no secret that turkey — that centerpiece of the Thanksgiving holiday — can make you ill if not handled
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Study finds something fishy about sushi

Think you’re doing something good for yourself by eating sushi? That depends on what kind you’re eating. A study published in the Journal of Risk Research suggests that regularly eating certain kinds

Broccoli salad recalled for listeria distributed in Connecticut

Maryland-based Taylor Farms is recalling about 5,084 pounds of broccoli salad kits, due to concerns about possible listeria contamination. The kits were shipped to distributors and retail locations

FDA proposes measure to protect animal foods

The Food and Drug Administration has proposed  preventive measures to protect all animal foods from disease-causing bacteria, chemicals and other contaminants. This includes the food that pet owners

Plant linked to salmonella in chicken won’t close

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that three poultry plants linked to a drug-resistant salmonella outbreak would remain open. The department opted to allow Foster Farms processing