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"This Grandma wasn’t called upon for emergency babysitting for a whole year. Then a week ago I got the call, “Mom? Would you be able to babysit Dorne today? He has a fever and sore throat and I can’t take him to daycare.” Be still my heart ..."

Raw or undercooked sprouts pose a risk of food-borne infection because, unlike other fresh produce, seeds and beans need warm humid conditions to sprout and grow. Bacteria that can cause illness, including Salmonella, Listeria and Escherichia coli, thrive in such warm and humid conditions.

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A U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service scientist in Pennsylvania and his colleagues have developed a technology that rapidly pasteurizes eggs and could sharply reduce the number of illnesses caused each year by egg-borne Salmonella bacteria.

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I always find it interesting how we can be oblivious to certain things as we go about our lives, and then upon discovering something new, we w…

WASHINGTON — Farmers are accustomed to working outside and typically don’t work up much of a sweat concerning the potential for heat illness.

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MADISON, Wisconsin – Animal-health officials are urging cattle farmers to take preventive measures against a multi-drug-resistant strain of Salmonella Heidelberg linked to infected dairy bull calves purchased in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin State Veterinarian, Dr. Paul McGraw, recommends the use of biosecurity techniques to minimize the potential for infection and spread.

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