Last week, ProPublica and This American Life published a blockbuster report revealing the inherit risks of acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. Each year, acetaminophen overdose sends as many as 78,000 Americans to the emergency room and 150 people die from accidentally overdosing on the pain reliever “hospitals use most.”http://www.propublica.org/article/five-consumer-resources-from-our-acetaminophen-investigation.
Report link: http://www.propublica.org/article/tylenol-mcneil-fda-use-only-as-directed
UK Environment and Food Secretary Owen Paterson today took part in the official opening of ‘World Food Moscow’.He was flying the flag at the largest international food and drink exhibition in Russia with over 1000 exhibitors from 64 countries worldwide. UK food and drink exports to Russia have increased by over 220 per cent since 2000 and are now worth more than £120 million, but with huge potential to do more.
He began the first day of his three-day trade mission to Russia by chairing a meeting with UK companies working in the Russian environmental sector. He heard how UK expertise in sustainability and natural resources is being embraced in Russia, and how business opportunities are being seized.
‘Food quality standards’ is issued by the Defence Fuel and Foods Services Team, under delegated authority from Defence Equipment and Support on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MOD). This is a guide on the minimum quality criteria of food and drink products supplied by contractors to the armed forces worldwide’
The intended spring salads turned into hearty winter salads, something to satisfy and comfort with a spicy kick. I will also have a Smokey Mexican Slaw and Italian inspired Roasted Cauliflower & Rocket Salad.
#AceHealthNews a seriously disabled man who has never been able to walk, talk or feed himself has had his benefits stopped and been told he must have a medical to decide if he is fit for work.
Ryan Norman has needed round the clock care since he was a baby but now he has turned 20 his child benefit and tax benefits have automatically stopped.
His mother, Ceneta, his sole carer, claims she is in serious financial difficulties after the benefits dried up on Ryan’s birthday – September 1 – with a wait of several weeks before he is assessed for adult benefits.
Full story http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2420711/Man-20-talk-walk-feed-benefits-stopped-told-prove-work.html
#AceFoodNews – Families become so poor they are forced to turn to food banks because of their own ‘decisions’, Michael Gove has claimed. The Education Secretary argued that people who find themselves unable to buy essentials, including food and school uniforms have themselves to blame for being unable ‘to manage their finances’.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2416737/Michael-Gove-food-banks-Poor-got-blame.html
#AcePressRelease: E.coli O157 outbreak linked to watercress – product – Interviews with patients using detailed food questionnaires have revealed a strong link to the consumption of watercress. Most of the people who were unwell reported buying watercress at Sainsburys. As a precautionary measure Sainsburys have issued a product withdrawal for its bagged watercress and other salads that contain watercress. This outbreak is being investigated by PHE and the FSA as a matter of urgency.
#AcePressRelease: Outbreak of salmonella has links to the consumption of cooked meats, Investigations show that an outbreak of salmonella seen in England and Wales has links to the consumption of cooked ham bought from small independent butchers’ shops.https://www.gov.uk/government/news/outbreak-of-salmonella-has-links-to-the-consumption-of-cooked-meats
The application that tells us how we feel with our health issues, the problem is that we believe too much of what people tells us! The results can eventually be skewed in favour drug companies, should they want to put #profitb4people