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PCAST Releases New Report on Combating Antibiotic Resistance

Tony Flood & Brittany Mountjoy

“This is an important public health issue that requires the combined forces of both the human medical, veterinary, food industry and pharmaceutical industry to resolve – recognizing that it is clearly a one health issue that crosses multiple areas of interest”

Dr. David Acheson, President and CEO; The Acheson Group

Something Smells Fishy About Consumer Reports Seafood Article

By now if you’re like me, you’ve probably had it up to here when it comes to hearing about the risks associated with certain foods.  But there are risks associated with everything we do.  The important thing is to ask “do the benefits outweigh the Risks? And when it comes to food, many times the benefits win!

Listeria Recalls: What You Need To Know

Is it really “Sweet to Eat?”

Chances are you’ve heard in the news this week about a voluntary recall of fresh, whole peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots because of a possible health risk.  These fruits contain large pits. 

The reason for the recall is listeria, which can contaminate meats and dairy products, as well as fruits.  Listeria is rare, but can be dangerous, especially for consumers with weakened immune systems.  While this week’s news focuses on specific products, here’s what every consumer needs to know to reduce their risk of illness.

Myths & Facts About Grilling

Everyone should enjoy the summer - the food, fun and festivities that come along with the heat. Whether you're the king of the backyard bar-be-que or master of the grill, here are a few myths and facts about grilling you ought to consider so that everyone in your kingdom will have fun and be food safe.