Day: October 27, 2016

AU: $5000 fine for illegal agricultural chemical use

Agriculture Victoria: A Corio landscape gardener was recently convicted and fined $5000 in the Geelong Magistrates Court after a man was hospitalised with severe poisoning after drinking an agricultural chemical containing paraquat and diquat that had been decanted into a sports drink bottle.

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Day: October 27, 2016

AU: New Salmonella superbug ‘significant threat to public health’

ABC News: Evidence of a highly drug-resistant salmonella superbug that could infect humans and livestock has been discovered in Australia for the first time, in a domestic animal.

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Day: October 27, 2016

US: FDA bans frozen strawberries from Egyptian firm, cites Hep A

Food Safety News: Federal officials have red listed frozen strawberries from an Egyptian grower-shipper because of contamination with Hepatitis A, but they won’t say if the import ban is related to the ongoing outbreak linked to Tropical Smoothie Café locations.

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