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The Ick Factor When You Eat Out See Something? Say Something

 

Posted September 5, 2013 by Laura Trivers on MomsRising.org

My family had a wonderful vacation this month in Acadia National Park.  We hiked along trails that abutted the ocean, biked the carriage roads, and took an awe-inspiring whale-watching trip.

One afternoon, we stopped at the iconic Jordan Pond House, famous for popovers and lemonade.  They serve the lemonade with the simple syrup on the side, so you can make it as sweet or as tart as you like.   We had such a lovely time that we made reservations for dinner later in the week.

 

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A Side of Foodborne Illness With That? Common Food Safety Mistakes in Cookbooks

 

Posted July 23, 2013 by Laura Trivers on MomsRising.org

Would you like a side of foodborne illness with that? Chefs get kudos for tasty dishes, but all too often, they get a failing grade at food safety. In fact, at least one academic paper has been written on the food safety errors on cooking shows. But, that’s a blog for another day.

 

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PREGNANT MOMS LISTEN UP: LISTERIOSIS IS RARE BUT DEADLY

 

Posted June 4th, 2013 by Barbara Kowalcyk on MomsRising.org

Earlier today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued Vital Signs, a monthly report that highlights important health issues. This month’s report is on listeria monocytogenes – the third leading cause of death from food poisoning. Adults over 65 and people with weakened immune systems are at highest risk of listeriosis – as are pregnant women who can pass Listeria to their fetuses and newborns, causing miscarriages, stillbirths and newborn deaths.

 

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