Doctors use eggs to reverse egg allergies in kids

August 1, 2012
Doctors use eggs to reverse egg allergies in kids

The Associated Press BOSTON — First peanuts, now eggs. Doctors have reversed allergies in some children and teens by giving them tiny daily doses of problem foods, gradually training their immune systems to accept them. In the best test of this yet, about a dozen kids were able to overcome allergies to eggs, one...

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Chicken products recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes

August 1, 2012
Chicken products recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes

WASHINGTON — USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service has announced that two companies are recalling chicken products that contain diced onions that are the subject of a Food & Drug Administration recall due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Huxtable’s Kitchen of Vernon, Calif., is recalling approximately 5,610 pounds of barbeque chicken salads; and LSG...

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A new vaccine fights Newcastle disease

July 31, 2012
A new vaccine fights Newcastle disease

BELTSVILLE, Md. — Newcastle disease (ND), which can be deadly for domestic and commercial poultry as well as wild bird populations, is a major concern worldwide for the poultry industry. Newcastle disease virus (NDV), which typically affects the respiratory, gastrointestinal and/or nervous system, causes disease in more than 250 species of birds. Symptoms of...

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National meet examines poultry health, processing

July 31, 2012

GEORGETOWN, Del. — The 47th National Meeting on Poultry Health and Processing will be held Sept. 17-19 at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel in Ocean City, Md. The meeting is sponsored by the Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc. A general session on Sept. 18 will be followed by concurrent poultry health  and processing sessions. The...

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HSUS head urges passes of layer hen housing bill

July 30, 2012
HSUS head urges passes of layer hen housing bill

WASHINGTON — Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, released the following statement in response to the hearing conducted July 26 on S. 3239, the Egg Products Inspection Act of Amendments of 2012, by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. “The Congress has been presented with...

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Food pathogen genome database to be created

July 30, 2012
Food pathogen genome database to be created

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food & Drug Administration, the University of California-Davis, Agilent Technologies Inc., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have announced a collaboration to create a public database of 100,000 foodborne pathogen genomes to help speed identification of bacteria responsible for foodborne outbreaks. The database will provide a roadmap for...

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