Infant Botulism: What You Need to Know by Barb Ingham

    A recent recall of baby food in Canada due to the risk for botulism poisoning (February, 2019) following on 4 cases of infant botulism poisoning in the U.S. linked to honey-containing pacifiers (November, 2018) suggests that it’s a good time to remind everyone that botulism is dangerous for all ages, but particularly for infants […]

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Better Than Chocolate: How is Food Made? by Barb Ingham

      A new article from the Center for Food Integrity (CFI) argues that what consumers want more than chocolate is transparency; consumers want to know where there food comes from and how it’s made. On this Valentine’s Day, arguing against chocolate might be a hard sell, but CFI does point to efforts by […]

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Keep Food Safety on Valentine’s Day Menu by Barb Ingham

    If dinner at your favorite restaurant is part of your Valentine’s Day plan, be sure food safety is on the menu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has prepared food safety tips for dining out so it is a memorable meal for the right reasons. Check for cleanliness. Choose a dining establishment that is […]

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Washing Produce: Watch These Videos to Help You Do it Correctly! by Barb Ingham

Washing Produce Correctly   The University of California-Davis has created two videos that will be helpful for educators and consumers interested in produce safety! Dr. Christine Bruhn, Director of the Center for Consumer Research at U.C. Davis, provides up-to-date, easy to understand information that consumers (and educators) can use for safe in-home handling and preparation […]

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Youth Advocacy Network of the Fox cities (YAN)

      Youth Advocacy Network of the Fox Cities Formerly known as the Fox Cities Youth Worker Coalition (YWC) Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Girl Scouts Office located at 4693 N. Lynndale Drive, Appleton, WI  

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Warning: Don’t Use Honey on Pacifiers by Barb Ingham

    Last year health officials reported that four infants in Texas developed botulism poisoning after consuming honey. The children, all less than a year old, had all been given pacifiers containing honey before they became sick. All four babies had to be admitted to hospitals for life-saving treatment. Botulism poisoning attacks the nervous system […]

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Recalls Linked to Salmonella in Flour, Leafy Greens by Barb Ingham

Two national food recalls have been posted (1/24/2019) due to the possible presence of Salmonella in General Mills 5-pound bags of Gold Medal unbleached flour and Satur Farms leafy greens. General Mills Inc. has initiated a recall of all 5-pound bags of its Gold Medal brand unbleached flour with the “better if used by” date […]

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