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Running Tough Mudder? Beware Not To Ingest The Water

Many people these days are participating in ‘tough mudders’ to stay fit in a fun way. But they may want to practice keeping their mouths shut.

05/07/2014

The O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Water Officials Say Mixing Hetch Hetchy, Local Groundwater Will Be Safe

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will mix Hetch Hetchy water with San Francisco groundwater and said the supply will be safe for consumption.

04/24/2014

An adult deer tick. (USDA)

Ticks Carrying Lyme-Like, Mystery Bacteria Found In Bay Area Parks

A newly-discovered mystery bacteria with unknown health effects is being carried by ticks and found in Bay Area parks, according to a Stanford University study.

02/18/2014

The USDA issued a public health alert involving raw chicken from Foster Farms on October 7, 2013, after 278 people became sick with strains of Salmonella Heidelberg in California and 17 other states. (CBS)

USDA Says Foster Farms Plants Linked To Outbreak Will Stay Open

The Agriculture Department says three California poultry processing facilities linked to a salmonella outbreak in raw chicken can stay open, for now.

10/10/2013

The USDA issued a public health alert involving raw chicken from Foster Farms on October 7, 2013, after 278 people became sick with strains of Salmonella Heidelberg in California and 17 other states. (CBS)

USDA May Close Foster Farms Poultry Plants Over Salmonella Outbreak

The Agriculture Department is threatening to shut down three California poultry processing facilities linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 278 people across the country.

10/09/2013

The USDA issued a public health alert involving raw chicken from Foster Farms on October 7, 2013, after 278 people became sick with strains of Salmonella Heidelberg in California and 17 other states. (CBS)

USDA Issues Health Alert For Raw Foster Farms Chicken

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is issuing a public health alert for raw chicken packaged at three Foster Farms facilities in California after 278 people have fallen ill.

10/07/2013

Raw chicken is rinsed off under a faucet. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Campaign Warns Against Rinsing Uncooked Chicken

Consumers are being warned against a popular practice used by most home cooks with regard to uncooked chicken.

09/05/2013

Raw ground beef (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Investigation Uncovers ‘Superbugs’ In Store-Bought Meats

In a recent study, the Environment Working Group discovered that store-bought meat contained antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as superbugs, which can cause consumers to become ill.

04/16/2013

Ikea

China Finds Excessive Levels Of Coliform Bacteria In IKEA Chocolate Cake

Chinese authorities say they have destroyed nearly two tons of chocolate cake imported by Sweden’s Ikea for violating food quality standards.

03/06/2013

Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area in Pleasanton. (CBS)

East Bay Triathlon Participants Warned Of Bacteria Levels In Lake

More than 700 women are expected to participate Saturday in the annual See Jane Run triathlon in Pleasanton. But there are concerns about water quality in the lake where the swimming portion takes place.

09/21/2012

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