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Fresh Location Recalled products due to Almark Foods hard-boiled eggs

Fresh Location, of Lenoir City, Tennessee recalled: Protein Snack Tray 6.44 oz packaged in a 4-compartment plastic, and Protein Trail Mix 3.52 oz packaged in a 10.5 ounce plastic cup, due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. The contamination might come from Almark Foods the manufactures the Hard-Boiled eggs which are included in the products.  The eggs might be associated with a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that has been linked to several reported illnesses and one reported death. To date, Fresh Location has not received any reports of illness related to the consumption of our Protein Snack Tray or Protein Trail Mix. The affected product could have been delivered in the following states through convenience stores, micro-markets, hospitals, hotels and vending machines: Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana, and Mississippi. @ https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/fresh-...

Fresh Location Announces Product Recall Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Protein Snack Tray 6.44 oz total weight packaged in a 4-compartment plastic tray with UPC: 8-5511000804-6 and with Fresh by lot dates of: 12/21/19, 12/22/19, 12/24/19, 12/27/19, 12/28/19, 12/29/19, 12/31/19, 01/03/20, 01/04/20. Protein Trail Mix 3.52 oz total weight packaged in a 10.5 ounce pla

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Health considerations of the legalization of cannabis edibles

Canada and many states in the US legalize recreational cannabis. Edible products containing cannabis are becoming popular in these jurisdictions. An article in CJMA discusses the danger of these new approvals. The CJMA article warns that although edibles are commonly viewed as a safer and more desirable alternative to smoked or vaped cannabis, physicians and the public should be aware of several risks related to the use of cannabis edibles. First, cannabis edibles have longer latency and duration of effects than inhaled cannabis, which may increase the risk of overdosing from overconsumption. Children and older adults are at high risk of harm form edible cannabis. Children (and pets) are at risk of accidental ingestion and overconsumption of cannabis because many edibles resemble candy or other food and drink.  After the legalization of cannabis edibles in Colorado, the state poison control center saw a 70% increase in calls for accidental cannabis exposure in children from ...

Health considerations of the legalization of cannabis edibles

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On Oct. 17, 2019, Canada’s amended cannabis regulations entered into force, authorizing the legal production and sale of cannabis edibles in the next phase of the country’s legalization journey. Edible products are anticipated to become publicly available after the required 60-day

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A gastroenteritis epidemic in France due to the consumption of oysters contaminated with norovirus

Health authorities in France have banned the fishing and selling of oysters in the bay around Mont-Saint-Michel and other shellfish farming areas on France’s north-western coast until further notice due to norovirus. Oyster farmers have blamed pollution along the coast on sewage that has not been fully treated. Suspect oyster batches have been withdrawn from sale.  The contamination of the shellfish (mainly oysters) caused more than 668 illnesses. The illnesses started in December of 2019, with a peak of illnesses at 25-27 of December. @ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/06/brittany-oyster-farms-gastroenteritis-epidemic-sewage

Brittany oyster farms hit by gastroenteritis epidemic

Farmers blame ‘ecological emergency’ on inadequate treatment of sewage

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Lipari Foods recalled various Wedge Deli Sandwiches due to Listeria monocytogenes

The FDA announced on its website that Lipari Foods had recalled various Premo and Fresh Grab wedge sandwiches due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. The product was distributed exclusively by Lipari Foods in Warren, Michigan to foodservice and retail stores throughout Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The affected products include Wedge Ham & Cheese On Wheat, Wedge Egg Salad On Wheat, Wedge Chicken Salad On Wheat, Wedge Tuna Salad On Wheat, Wedge Ham/American On Wheat, Wedge Egg Salad On Wheat, Wedge Chicken Salad On Wheat, Wedge Tuna Salad On Wheat, Wedge Turkey No Cheese On Wheat, and Wedge Ham/American On White. The contamination was identified by  JLM Manufacturing after environmental sampling returned a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date with these products or recall. Lipari Foods began shipping this product on...

Lipari Foods Issues Recall of Various Wedge Deli Sandwiches Due to Potential Contamination of Listeria Monocytogenes

Lipari Foods has issued a voluntary recall of various Premo and Fresh Grab wedge sandwiches due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.