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« on: August 23, 2010, 09:19:08 AM »
Here is one food recall currently in effect we should all be aware of: EGG RECALL. - Yowbarb   BTW I will be posting the FDA warning soon. The warning posted below may not cover all problem eggs...Update there is a MEAT RECALL now too, see next post.
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ygreen/20100819/sc_ygreen/massiveeggrecallhowtocheckyourcartonforrecalledeggs 
Massive egg recall: How to check your carton for recalled eggs
Dan Shapley Dan Shapley – Thu Aug 19, 7:14 pm ET
 
(Photo: FDA)
A massive egg recall by Write County Egg has sickened hundreds of people, and affected 13 retail brands that the egg factory packages. The culprit: Salmonella on egg shells.
The egg brands affected by the recall include: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms, and Kemps.
Eggs are packed in 6- 12- or 18-egg cartons with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 225 and plant numbers 1026, 1413, and 1946.
Dates and codes can be found stamped on the end of the egg carton. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P-1946 223.
Consumers should not eat the eggs and should return recalled eggs to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.
Bacterial contamination on modern industrial-scale chicken farms (factories, really) is a growing problem. Cramped conditions are breeding grounds for disease. Widespread use of antibiotics is creating drug-resistant strains of bacteria.
One antidote to the problem is to choose locally sourced eggs from farms that allow their chickens to run free. Though be aware that the label "free range" doesn't mean what you might think.
Salmonella poisoning symptoms
Within 6-to-72 hours of eating an egg, you may experience lower abdominal cramps, diarrhea (sometimes bloody), vomiting, fever, chills, malaise, nausea or headache. Symptoms may persist for as long as a week. While most people recover without treatment, some patients require hospitalization.
Among the 21,244 cases of foodborne illness reported from tainted food-related outbreaks in the United States in 2007 (the last year for which data is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), salmonella was the No. 2 cause of illness, causing 27% of foodborne illness outbreaks, including 55% of multi-state outbreaks, and 81 illnesses attributed to salmonella in eggs; five deaths resulted from salmonella-contaminated food. The two biggest foodborne illness outbreaks that year were caused by salmonella, in hummus and frozen pot pies.
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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/as-egg-recall-expands-consumers-warned-to-beware-2010-08-23
Aug. 23, 2010, 11:54 a.m. EDT
As egg recall expands, consumers warned to beware
Government regulators probe Salmonella outbreak; no more 'runny' eggs By Jeffry Bartash, MarketWatch
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Forget eating your eggs over easy. At least for now.
That's the advice of the government's top food-safety regulator after the nationwide recall of more than half a billion eggs tied to an outbreak of Salmonella poisoning.
Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, said Monday the agency continues to investigate the source of the contamination and could issue additional recalls. Consumers should take extra safety precautions, such as washing hands before and after handling eggs and cooking the eggs thoroughly, she said.
 
U.S. Egg Recall Widens
A second Midwest egg producer recalls its product due to salmonella concerns. Video Courtesy of Fox News.
"No more runny egg yolks for mopping up with toast," Hamburg said during an interview on NBC's Today show.
The eggs being recalled were sold in at least 22 states under as many as 24 different brands. The recall is the biggest in "recent memory," Hamburg said. See a partial list of egg brands recalled.
The FDA ordered the recall last Thursday after nearly 2,000 episodes of Salmonella poisoning were reported between May and July, mostly in the Midwest, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In a typical year, about 700 cases would have been reported during that period.
Salmonella poisoning can be fatal for the very young, the very old or those with poor immune systems. Most cases involve temporary symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain and some vomiting. See FDA explanation of salmonella poisoning.
Hamburg said the delay in the recall stemmed from the difficulty of tracing the source of contamination. The form of salmonella involved in the outbreak is the most common, making it hard to determine its origin, she said.
Eventually, the FDA investigation led to two Iowa-based producers, Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms. Wright County Egg is owned by Jack DeCoster, who owns other produce companies that have been cited for repeated violations extending as far back as 1994.
In the U.S., nearly 80 billion whole eggs are produced for sale each year, some of which are exported. Iowa is by far the nation's leading producer.
Until recently, the FDA lacked authority to inspect chicken farms where eggs are produced, a task that solely belonged to Agriculture Department. The FDA was granted the right to check farms starting on July 9 as part of a law passed in 2009.
Hamburg, however, said the agency needs even more power so the FDA can prevent outbreaks before they happen, especially with so much food now entering the U.S. from overseas.
"We need additional resources. We need additional authority," she said.
Several bills in Congress would give the FDA exactly that. One bill in the Senate has the official support of 17 members -- 12 Democrats and five Republicans.
Meanwhile, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, who chairs a House panel that handles matters related to the egg industry, complained that the dual regulatory oversight by the FDA and Agriculture Department could lead to a confusing inspection process.
The Connecticut Democrat said Congress should ultimately create one agency to handle all matters of food safety -- from the producer to the consumer.
In the U.S. stock market on Monday, shares of Cal-Maine Foods Inc. /quotes/comstock/15*!calm/quotes/nls/calm (CALM 32.31, +1.97, +6.49%) , the nation's largest seller of table eggs, rose 3% to $31.38 after the company said its exposure to the Salmonella outbreak was very limited.
Cal-Maine said only 800,000 eggs, or 0.3% of the total it sold between May and July, were purchased from the Iowa producers at the center of the recall. None of the tainted eggs was produced at its own farms, the Jackson, Miss.-based company said.
Jeffry Bartash is a reporter for MarketWatch in Washington.

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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2010, 06:56:42 AM »
 Update, NATIONWIDE MEAT RECALL does not cover a lot of brands, but it is very widespread since they are sold at Wal Mart. - CNN Story below, Yowbarb
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http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/08/24/meat.recall/index.html?iref=NS1
Nationwide meat recall announced
By the CNN Wire Staff
August 24, 2010 7:16 a.m. EDT
 
Deli meat is the latest food product to be recalled.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
•   NEW: Meat products sold at Wal-Marts nationwide
•   The meat products were produced from mid-June through early July
•   Listeriosis is an uncommon, but potentially fatal disease
•   380,000 pounds of deli meats are being recalled
(CNN) -- Zemco Industries in Buffalo, New York, has recalled approximately 380,000 pounds of deli meat that may be contaminated with bacteria that can cause a potentially fatal disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday.
The products were distributed to Wal-Marts nationwide, according to the USDA's website.
The meats may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which was discovered in a retail sample collected by inspectors in Georgia. The USDA has received no reports of illnesses associated with the meats.
"Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease," according to the USDA. "Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea.
 Video: Is our food safe to eat?
"Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy," the USDA said.
Wal-Mart did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday from CNN.
The products subject to recall are:
-- 25.5-pound cases of "Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches BLACK FOREST HAM With Natural Juices Coated with Caramel Color" with the number 17800 1300.
-- 28.49-pound cases of "Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches HOT HAM, HARD SALAMI, PEPPERONI, SANDWICH PEPPERS" with the number 17803 1300.
-- 32.67-pound cases of "Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches VIRGINIA BRAND HAM With Natural Juices, MADE IN NEW YORK, FULLY COOKED BACON, SANDWICH PICKLES, SANDWICH PEPPERS" with the number 17804 1300.
-- 25.5-pound cases of "Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches ANGUS ROAST BEEF Coated with Caramel Color" with the number 17805 1300.
The meats were produced on dates ranging from June 18 to July 2, 2010. The "Use By" dates range from August 20 to September 10, 2010....

Ending Note by Yowbarb: Members should probably check the FDA site to and check at their local stores  about any Recalls posted there. Ask the managers of the stores. - Yowbarb

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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2010, 09:58:07 AM »
 :(I am so sorry for people who have been poisoned by meat and eggs.  There has been an ongoing scandal in Germany with rancid, old and unfit beef/veal being sold to Turkish Imbiss's to make Döner.  Its Germany's favorite "fast-food" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doner_kebab) .  The government can not seem to control the selling of unfit meat to make Döner, and there have been numerous documentaries about the low hygiene standards in the practice of making Döner. 
So, everyone, have MMS on hand to combat those germs:http://www.themiraclemineralsupplement.com/
Bye for now,
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2010, 10:28:25 AM »
:(I am so sorry for people who have been poisoned by meat and eggs.  There has been an ongoing scandal in Germany with rancid, old and unfit beef/veal being sold to Turkish Imbiss's to make Döner.  Its Germany's favorite "fast-food" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doner_kebab) .  The government can not seem to control the selling of unfit meat to make Döner, and there have been numerous documentaries about the low hygiene standards in the practice of making Döner. 
So, everyone, have MMS on hand to combat those germs:http://www.themiraclemineralsupplement.com/
Bye for now,
Mary

Mjoy that is a sad situation... it's not so easy to get control of those situations and make the meat safe... I suppose people have been perishing from bad food since time immemorial...I suppose a lot of it didn't sit around long because it was scarce...
Cooking food really well handles a multitude of problems.
It's good you mentioned the MMS from what has been posted on the board it is a definite good thing to have around,
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2010, 01:04:41 AM »
Yes, it is a rather sad situation.  I try to get only eggs from a neighboring farm, and meat from a bio-dynamic farm (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biodynamic_agriculture) in our town.  This farm has been in the same family, in the same house since 1337!!!  It is run by a dear friend of mine, who studies, intensively the work of Rudolf Steiner.  Because I live in the country, I can do this, but most folks do not have this luxury.  I wonder what we are all going to do for food in the after-times?  It will be like in the stone-age for some time.  No more fast anything.
Bye for now,
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2010, 02:53:05 PM »
This Topic is where you can post various stories of noxious substances, bad cars, bad drugs, bad food, bad creatures
and plagues.
I know, we have a lot on our minds here, monitoring sun and earth changes, attempting to locate or predict events from Planet X - but we need to be aware of what's going on around us.
We may be going into areas we are not familiar with, survival lands, working on the land. We need to know the plants and critters and also the various problems from humans who come along. Stay safe and well.

I started a Topic like this but have no clue where it went so here it is again.

I will start out with this: Killer bees are now in Georgia

Africanized bees blamed in death of Georgia man

By the CNN Wire Staff   October 22, 2010 10:43 a.m. EDT
(CNN) -- Africanized honey bees have been confirmed in Georgia and are responsible for the death of a 73-year-old man, the state's agricultural commissioner said Thursday.

Curtis Davis of Dougherty County in southwest Georgia last week accidentally disturbed a colony of bees while he was clearing bush with his bulldozer, CNN affiliate WFXL reported. He received more than 100 stings.

"This is the first record of Africanized honeybees in Georgia," Agricultural Commissioner Tommy Irvin said in a statement about the entomological tests.
Africanized honey bees, known colloquially as "killer bees," were believed to have entered Texas in 1990 and have since spread to about 10 other states from California to Florida.

Because of the similarity of the appearance of European honeybees and Africanized bees, the insects from the Dougherty County incident had to be tested to ascertain their identity. Irvin said they are less predictable than European honey bees.

Africanized honey bees, which are hybrids of African and European bees, can be highly defensive around their nests and swarm more frequently than other honey bees, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The venom carried by honey bees has similar potency.

Irvin, who urged people to be cautious around nests, said employees will monitor and trap "bee swarms to try to find where any Africanized honey bees are."

He stressed that European honey bees are important for the pollination of many crops.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/10/21/georgia.bees.fatality/index.html?iref=obinsite
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2010, 02:59:03 PM »
Shark kills 19-year-old man off beach on Vandenberg Air Force Base
By Michael Martinez, CNN
October 23, 2010 6:55 a.m. EDT

(CNN) -- A shark attack Friday killed a 19-year-old college student off a beach on Vandenberg Air Force Base, said authorities in Santa Barbara County, California.

A shark, described as being 14 to 20 feet in length, bit off the left leg of Lucas McKaine Ransom of Romoland, California, while he was Boogie Boarding with a 20-year-old male friend, said a spokesman with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department. Ransom was a junior at University of California at Santa Barbara. He was majoring in chemical engineering.

On Friday morning, Ransom was riding the waves at Surf Beach about 100 yards offshore when a shark pulled him under the water, authorities said. His friend and other witnesses pulled him from the water, authorities said.

[Story Continues] http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/10/22/california.shark.attack/index.html?iref=NS1

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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2010, 04:41:41 PM »
I just caught the end of that story on the news, terrible for that young man.

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It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2010, 03:34:29 PM »
This Topic is just miscellaneous stuff, facts on dangerous creatures and events -but these are things to think about now and in the future...
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2011, 10:41:35 PM »
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/01/24/russia.airport.explosion/index.html

Officials raised the death toll to 35 and expect it to rise after a suicide bomber attacked Moscow's busiest airport.
CNN's Matthew Chance reports. FULL STORY

Moscow (CNN) -- A suicide bomber attacked Moscow's busiest airport on Monday, killing 35 people and wounding about 100, authorities and state television said.

The blast occurred around 4:30 p.m. at the entrance of the international arrivals section of Domodedovo Airport, the Itar-Tass news agency reported, citing a spokeswoman for the Russian Investigative Committee, Tatyana Morozova.

State TV aired video of the smoke-filled terminal, including what looked like bodies and luggage on the ground.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called the bombing a terrorist attack and immediately ordered additional security at airports and transportation hubs around the country. Moscow police went on high alert in case of additional attacks.

Map: Domodedovo airport Russian Health Minister Tatyana Golikova said 35 people died in the blast and 93 people were hospitalized. Forty-one of those injured are in serious or critical condition, she said. Some people were given care outside of the hospital, while others were treated for hearing loss, fractures and smoke inhalation.

Earlier, the Russian National Anti-Terrorist Committee had said 35 people died and 152 were wounded in the explosion.

State TV, citing Russian authorities, said the attack was the act of a suicide bomber who stuffed a homemade bomb with small metal objects to make it more deadly, then activated it in a crowded area where many people were waiting for arriving passengers. CNN could not independently verify those claims
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http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-moscow-blast-20110125,0,662374.story

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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2011, 10:09:47 AM »
Parasites.

It is a good idea to learn a little about them and keep items around which routinely kill them
or at least keep the numbers down.
Here are a few everyday items for this:

Whole garlic, put into food. Juice drinks, salad dressings, soups, etc.
garlic capsules
mustard
pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
cloves, whole, ground up.
cayenne pepper products (Louisiana Hot Sauce)
anise tea

Health food store or online ordering:

gelatin capsules -   Put the whole ground cloves into the capsule.
wormwood capsules
tincture of the green hull of the black walnut
capsules to put freshly ground cloves into.

oil of oregano

Book:
The Cure for all Cancers has a complete parasite and cancer prevention program. The ingredients are listed above, in blue text.
Soon, I am going to add this book title, and others about getting rid of parasites, to the suggested books for amazon estore topic.

More later... Yowbarb
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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2011, 03:48:49 PM »
I just stumbled up a documentary - actually two and viewed it while doing chores /having a meal. (Yecch)
Animal Planet. The last one showed which just ended 6:30 PM EST, was called Monsters Inside Me.
At the end of the show they said for tips on how to avoid parasites go to their site. I haven't found so many tips except the various clips tell how and where the parasites are contracted. Very discusting but it is better to know how to keep oneself free of these things or at least possibly get screened for them and get rid of.

http://www.Animalplanet/monstersinsideme.com


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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2011, 04:21:41 PM »
Tape worms would also be something to be wary of.  They can kill you.

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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2011, 05:47:07 PM »
Tape worms would also be something to be wary of.  They can kill you.

That is a coincidence. Today for the first time I saw a news story (came across it randomly) about a very
rare type of tapeworm found in a dead fox in Sweden. Before now there were no reports of this particular
type of organism in Sweden. It is usually fatal to humans. I found the story in a couple places on the net.- Yowbarb
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•'Deadly' parasite found in SwedenThe Local
3 days ago
A tapeworm that can be fatal to humans has been discovered in a Swedish fox, marking the first time the parasite has been found in Sweden.
Story this page:
http://www.thelocal.se/32022/20110214/

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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2011, 05:50:55 PM »
Here is the whole article:

http://www.thelocal.se/32022/20110214/

The Local Sweden's News in English
A tapeworm that can be fatal to humans has been discovered in a Swedish fox, marking the first time the parasite has been found in Sweden.
Published: 14 Feb 11 09:14 CET
 
If more animals are found to be infected by the Echinococcus multilocularis parasite, Swedes may have to stop eating fresh berries picked right from the forest.
 
"This is very serious. It has never before been found in Sweden," Carl Hård af Segerstad, division head at the National Veterinary Institute (Statens veterinärmedicinska anstalt, SVA), told news agency TT late on Sunday.
 
Up to 400 foxes are tested each year in an effort to detect the parasite. Last week, samples were taken from a suspected infected fox in northern Bohuslän in southwestern Sweden. On Friday, the infection was confirmed.
 
Tapeworm eggs can end up on berries and mushrooms through animal faeces. For dogs, cats and foxes, the parasite is relatively harmless. However, people must take precautions to prevent infection.
 
"It can form cysts in internal organs. If someone becomes infected, he or she will have to undergo lifelong anti-parasite treatment and survival is not certain," said Hård af Segerstad.
 
The worm is one of the reasons that dogs and cats entering Sweden must be dewormed. The parasite is found in many parts of Europe and is most common in the Alps, where people are discouraged from picking and eating mushrooms and berries in the countryside.
 
"If we ingest the eggs that the fox has crapped out in the woods, there is a risk that we'll get infected. As a result, we may need to change our habits in the forest, for example not picking berries from a stem and eating them," said Hård af Segerstad.
 
He emphasised that the worm has only been found in one animal. As such, he estimated that the infection has not been present here for very long.
 
"Now we have to start analysing as many foxes and small rodents as we can from the area to see how widespread the infection may be. There is no risk of infection now. There is nothing in the woods that one can put in one's mouth right now," he said.
 
A number of agencies, including the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) and the Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control (Smittskyddsinstitutet), are expected to meet soon to develop an action plan for how to manage the parasite's entry into Sweden.

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