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What killed tons of fish in European river? Mystery deepens

Aug. 13, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Laboratory tests following a mass die-off of fish in the Oder River detected high levels of salinity but no mercury poisoning its waters, Poland’s environment minister said Saturday as the mystery continued as to what killed tons of fish in Central Europe. ...

USDA getting tougher on salmonella in chicken products

Aug. 01, 2022 10:24 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government on Monday announced proposed new regulations that would force food processors to reduce the amount of salmonella bacteria found in some raw chicken products or risk being shut down. The proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture rules...

South Korea approves first homemade COVID-19 vaccine

Jun. 29, 2022 03:38 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Health officials in South Korea on Wednesday approved the country's first domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 years or older, adding another public health tool in the fight against a prolonged pandemic. In clinical trials involving some...

Many baby formula plants weren't inspected because of COVID

Jun. 13, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators have historically inspected baby formula plants at least once a year, but they did not inspect any of the three biggest manufacturers in 2020, according to federal records reviewed by The Associated Press. When they finally did get inside an Abbott...

Butter clams cause shellfish poisoning in WA resident

Jun. 10, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Health officials in Washington state say they have confirmed a case of shellfish poisoning in a person who ate butter clams that were recreationally harvested in Island County. The paralytic shellfish poisoning illness was found in a Snohomish County resident...

Bama company recalls 1-lb crabmeat sold in 4 southern states

Jun. 05, 2022 14:30 PM EDT

IRVINGTON, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama seafood company is recalling 1-pound (0.45 kilogram) packages of crab meat because federal inspectors found listeria bacteria on cooking equipment and in the cooking room. Irvington Seafood of Irvington, Alabama, said in a notice posted Friday on...

US Open's $10M purse offers hope for gender pay equality

Jun. 01, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (AP) — Dottie Pepper recalls being paired with Meg Mallon for the final round of the 1991 U.S. Women’s Open with what she viewed as an impressive $110,000 first-place prize on the line. Things have changed, but Lydia Ko says not enough. Mallon...

Some Jif peanut butter products linked to salmonella cases

May. 21, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers should double-check their jars of Jif peanut butter amid a recall, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say. Jif's creamy, crunchy, natural and reduced fat peanut butters have been linked to a salmonella...

EU: Nearly 270 cases of salmonella found in chocolate eggs

May. 19, 2022 05:09 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — European health officials say that 266 confirmed cases and 58 suspected cases of an outbreak of salmonella infection linked to chocolate Easter eggs have now been reported throughout Europe and in North America, the vast majority in children. The European Center...

EXPLAINER: What we know about shuttered baby formula plant

May. 17, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the center of the nationwide baby formula shortage is a single factory: Abbott Nutrition's plant that has been closed for more than three months because of contamination problems. On Monday, U.S. officials announced a deal with Abbott that paves the way to...