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Chipotle restaurant E.coli scare over, says CDC

E.coli outbreaks linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants that have sickened customers in several states appears to over, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC said it was closing its investigation, though it never determined which food or ingredient was making people sick. Identifying the culprit in a restaurant that serves foods with several ingredients that are mixed or cooked with other ingredients and then used in multiple menu items can be a challenge even when conducting the most stringent epidemiologic studies, the CDC said. E. coli is a bacteria that can cause severe stomach cramps ... Read More

Chia seeds recalled after the health food was linked to salmonella poisonings

At least 21 people have been infected with salmonella bacteria after eating chia seed powder, prompting a product recall and a multistate health investigation. Chia seeds are a health food product commonly blended into smoothies or into snacks to enhance diets with added nutrients and curb appetite for weight loss. The seeds come from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, grown in Mexico, and are the same seeds used to sprout grass-like “fur” on clay figurines called Chia Pets. These illnesses are the first to link the food borne illness salmonella to chia seed powder. The salmonella bacteria is most often found ... Read More