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Tennessee Department of Health says Disease Investigations linked to Increased Raw Milk Consumption

July 23, 2015

TDH Investigating Cases of Gastrointestinal Disease

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is investigating multiple gastrointestinal disease reports among people who say they consumed raw milk prior to their illness. TDH has confirmed two cases of cryptosporidiosis in individuals in the Chattanooga/Hamilton County Region.

Both cases of illness are associated with consumption of raw milk from a dairy cow share program. TDH is interviewing additional participants in the program to determine if other people have been sickened.

Raw milk and products made from it can pose severe health risks, including death. (CDC)

Raw milk and products made from it can pose severe health risks, including death. (CDC)

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Consumer Reports Finds Potentially Harmful Bacteria and Illegal Antibiotic Residues in Tests of Frozen Shrimp

April 26, 2015

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Shrimp has surpassed tuna in popularity, with each American consuming almost 4 pounds of it on average per year.

However, if shrimp isn’t raised, caught, and handled properly, this popular seafood item can pose some potential risks to consumers and the environment.

Consumer Reports recently tested 342 samples of frozen shrimp – 284 raw and 58 cooked – and found bacteria that can potentially make a consumer sick and illegal antibiotic residues that raise some cause for concern.

Consumer Reports recommends buying responsibly-caught U.S. wild shrimp when possible.

Consumer Reports recommends buying responsibly-caught U.S. wild shrimp when possible.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Stay Healthy and Safe while enjoying the Water this Summer

June 24, 2014

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – While swimming is a fun way to beat the heat and be physically active, thousands of Americans get sick every year due to germs found in the places where we swim.

“We can all help keep our swimming areas safe this summer by following a few easy steps,” said TDH Chief Medical Officer David Reagan, MD, PhD. “Taking precautions like showering before swimming and never letting children swim without supervision helps prevent illness and injuries.”

Stay Healthy and Safe while out Swimming this Summer.

Stay Healthy and Safe while out Swimming this Summer.

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Tennessee Department of Health says follow Food Safety Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

November 27, 2013

Practice Safe Food Handling when Cooking and Dining on Thanksgiving

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Special foods and favorite family recipes are a treasured part of many Thanksgiving celebrations.

In addition to enjoying these foods in moderation, the Tennessee Department of Health urges all Tennesseans to practice safe food handling while preparing, transporting and storing food to protect family and friends from food-borne illness.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner

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Tennessee Department of Health says State Analysis links cluster of illnesses to Raw Milk Consumption

November 25, 2013

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed today the strain of E.coli that caused nine children to become ill after drinking raw milk obtained from McBee Dairy Farm near Knoxville has been matched to animal waste collected at the dairy.

Five of the nine children required hospitalization and three developed a severe kidney problem known as hemolytic uremic syndrome. [Read more]

Tennessee Department of Health says don’t let Food Poisoning spoil the Thanksgiving Holiday

November 22, 2012

Practice Safe Food Handling when Cooking and Dining

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – At this time of year special foods and favorite family recipes often hold a place of honor at holiday celebrations. In addition to enjoying these foods in moderation, be careful to safeguard your family’s food memories from an unpleasant or serious bout with food-borne illness.

The Tennessee Department of Health urges all Tennesseans to practice safe food handling by taking precautions while preparing, packing, transporting and storing food to keep meals safe and healthy.

Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner.

Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Stay Safe and Healthy in the Water this Summer

May 19, 2012

National Recreational Water Illness & Injury Prevention Week is May 21st-27th, 2012

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Memorial Day is the traditional opening day of many public pools in Tennessee and the unofficial start of swimming season. While swimming is a fun way to be physically active, recreational water can also hold viruses and bacteria that cause illness.

The Tennessee Department of Health joins in the annual observance of National Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week May 21st-27th to help make sure residents and visitors have a safe and healthy swimming season. [Read more]

Don’t let Food Poisoning Spoil your Picnic

July 4, 2011

Practice Safe Food Handling when Cooking, Eating Outdoors

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Summer is prime time for cooking and eating outdoors, and the Tennessee Department of Health urges all Tennesseans to practice safe food handling to avoid foodborne illness. Commonsense precautions for packing, transporting, cooking and storing food will help keep your outdoor meals safe and healthy.

“Summer offers lots of opportunities for Tennesseans to enjoy barbecues and picnics, but these warm weather events also present opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive,” said Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “Safe food handling is critical when eating outdoors to protect yourself, your family and your friends from foodborne illnesses.” [Read more]

 
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