Health News

Salmonella Closes Peanut Butter Plant
Even foods labeled “organic” can be contaminated with salmonella. That's the lesson learned from the FDA's recent closure of America's biggest processor of organic peanut butter.
Food Safety Tips for Your T-Day Turkey
It's stressful to be the person responsible for cooking the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal: the turkey. It's got to be tasty, but more importantly, it has to be cooked safely.
Grocery Store Salad Mix Sickens 19
The salad mix is called " Wegman's Food You Feel Good About Organic Spinach & Spring Mix". Unfortunately, 19 of those who ate it feel less than good about it.
Mangoes Linked to Salmonella
Mexico is the world's largest supplier of mangoes. But the fruit has had a hard time getting across the border since being linked to an outbreak of salmonella in the U.S. and Canada.
No Pet Turtle for You, Kid!
They seem like the perfect pets: they're slow, mild and quiet, and they come with their own case. But turtles, like other reptiles, carry a danger for small children — salmonella.
Mexican Mangoes Linked to Salmonella Cases
Sweet and juicy mangoes are the perfect fruit for the end of summer. But maybe you'll want to hold off on your craving until the most recent salmonella outbreak has passed.
What Cat Litter & Suicide Have in Common
Among the various things pregnant women generally should avoid is changing kitty litter, which may seem oddly random in a list with alcohol, undercooked meat, soft cheeses and smoking.
Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Mail-Order Hatchery
A cluster of salmonella infections, mostly affecting young children, that began in 2005 appears to be associated with contact with live chickens purchased through a mail-order hatchery.
Mad-Cow Case Found in California
A case of mad-cow disease has been located in a cow in California, but the USDA has announced that the discovery poses no risk to human health or the food supply.
Diabetes Test Detects DNA
Testing for viruses and bacteria used to require expensive equipment. Soon, people may be able to spot diseases and unsafe foods from the comfort of their home.