Johnsonville recalls nearly 100,000 pounds of sausage after 'green plastic' found in product

The company said approximately 95,393 pounds of sausage is impacted by the recall. (FSIS) Nearly 100,000 pounds of Johnsonville Jalapeño Cheddar smoked sausages were recalled after a customer complained about finding hard green plastic in the product. In a recall notice posted on the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) website, the company said impacted items were produced and […]

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Spending too much time sitting down linked to around 50,000 deaths per year in the UK

Spending large amounts of time sitting or lounging around during the day is linked to around 50,000 deaths per year in the UK and the NHS spends in excess of £0.7bn per year treating the health consequences, suggests research from Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. A large proportion of […]

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Number of suicide deaths have risen globally to over 800,000 in 2016

The total number of deaths from suicide increased by 6.7% globally between 1990 and 2016 to 817,000 deaths in 2016, finds a study published by The BMJ today. However, when adjusted for age, the global mortality rate from suicide decreased by almost a third (33%) worldwide over the same period. In general, the findings show that men had higher mortality […]

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Instant soups and noodles responsible for burning nearly 10,000 children each year

Microwavable instant soup products cause at least two out of every 10 scald burns that send children to emergency departments each year, according to new research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2018 National Conference & Exhibition. An abstract of the study, “Instant Soup Scald Injuries in Children,” will be presented on Monday, Nov. 5, at the […]

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