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Federal authorities yesterday made public a nationwide recall of roughly 360,000 cans of green beans because of fears they could be tainted with botulism.
Lakeside Foods Inc., of Wisconsin, recalled 14.5-ounce cans of French Style green beans, which are marketed under such store names as Albertson’s, IGA, Shop ‘n Save, and Shoppers Value. Consumers should “be […]

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So there’s this factory that makes canned meat DOG food … hot DOG chili meat sauce … beef chili and beans … and corned beef hash. All products are now being pulled from shelves for fear of botulism poisoning which would make me think they all have something in common. Something like one […]

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Poisoned Chili: Take That China!

Finally, after months of hearing about how the Chinese lead the world in tainted goods, America strikes back with a full suite of 90 different poisoned foods from chili sauce to corned beef hash to dog food, produced at a plant linked to a botulism outbreak.
Castleberry’s Food temporarily closed the plant and retailers are playing […]

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Some people like their shrimp with a splash of lemon. Others prefer a dash of Tabasco. If you ate farm-raised shrimp from China between October of 2006 - May of 2007, you may have had your shrimp with carcinogenics like nitrofuran, malachite green, gentian violet, and fluoroquinolone.
Yum! As a result, the FDA […]

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You probably don’t brush with “Mr. Cool” or “Excel” but the Food and Drug Administration said, people should throw away toothpaste with labeling that says it was made in China. The FDA is concerned that these products may contain diethylene glycol -a chemical used in antifreeze.
Officials said they are primarily concerned about toothpaste sold […]

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Good grief!
“Dried apples preserved with a cancer-causing chemical. Frozen catfish laden with banned antibiotics. Scallops and sardines coated with putrefying bacteria. Mushrooms laced with illegal pesticides.
These were among the 107 food imports from China the Food and Drug Administration detained at U.S. ports just last month, agency documents reveal, along with more than 1,000 shipments […]

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First there was the Chinese wheat gluten tainted with melamine, a chemical used in rat poison, that wound up in pet foods. Now another Chinese factory exported 99.5% pure glycerin that turned out to be diethylene glycol, a chemical cousin of antifreeze that can cause kidney and neurological damage if ingested. The result? […]

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Deca Ban Heats Up

People are warming up to the idea of a ban on the brominated flame retardant Deca — the stuff that gradually leeches out of the products we buy and into us.
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Don’t Play With Fire?

You may have seen the ad that’s begun circulating in Maine about how “certain lawmakers” are trying to remove perfectly safe flame retardants from consumer goods. The word from Hannah Pingree is don’t believe the hype.
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