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July 2009

FDA adopts new rules to improve egg safety and reduce Salmonella illness as part of overhaul of food system

As one of the Obama administration’s first sweeping reforms to improve food safety, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday new rules on egg production. The rules are expected to prevent 79,000 cases of foodborne illness and 30 deaths each year caused by eating eggs contaminated with the bacterium... Read more →

The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide Recall of the Week: Intermatic In-wall Electronic Timers

About 240,000 Intermatic Model ST01 and EI600 In-wall Electronic Timers are being recalled. Manufactured in Mexico by Intermatic Inc., of Spring Grove, Ill., the timers pose a shock hazard to consumers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports. When consumers trying to replace the timer’s battery place a metal object... Read more →