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EW! Hidden health dangers of beer pong: Balls crawling with salmonella, e. Coli, staph germs

Peer Pong - NY Daily News

The most dangerous part of playing beer pong might not be drinking too much beer. A group of Clemson University students tested pingpong balls being used in beer pong games across campus one weekend last fall and discovered teeming bacteria. More research found that dangerous bacteria such as salmonella, listeria, e. Coli and staph on the balls end up in the beer when players make successful tosses into glasses.


60,000 pounds of tainted beef leads to grocery recalls

At least three major grocery store chains are recalling certain packages of ground beef due to possible E. coli contamination.


1 Dead From E. coli Outbreak Traced to Ore. Farm

An E. coli outbreak traced to fresh strawberries picked from a farm in Washington County has killed one person and sickened at least nine others, Oregon health officials said Monday.


Egyptian Seeds Linked to European E. Coli Outbreaks

European health officials have cautiously identified contaminated fenugreek seeds as a probable common link between the large outbreak in Germany and a smaller one in France.


Recipe for safe food: Clean, cook, chill, separate

That's the message of a new U.S. government campaign to raise awareness of safe food handling in the wake of a European E. coli outbreak that ...


Arizona Death: Possible Connection to Massive E.Coli Outbreak

Arizona Death: Possible Connection to Massive E.Coli Outbreak

The death of an Arizona patient could be linked to the deadly German E. coli epidemic that caused 29 deaths and sickened thousands, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday.


E.coli breaks out in France, 5 children in hospital

Five children admitted to hospital in northern France after eating beefburgers infected with a strain of E.coli bacteria are seriously ill, health officials said on Thursday, fanning fears of a wider outbreak.


New E. coli sicknesses declining

New E. coli sicknesses declining

The number of people falling sick as a result of E. coli contamination has slowed to a trickle, Germany's national disease control center said Tuesday, even as the death toll from the outbreak rose by one Tuesday to 37....


Opinion: Beware raw milk and juice

The strain of E. coli that has killed at least 25 people and sickened more than 2,600 others in Europe is a terrifying reminder that killer microbes lurk in places where we least expect them. Though it is not a reason to panic, this incident should force us to rethink some important food safety issues.


Germany says vegetable sprouts caused deadly E. coli outbreak

Germany says vegetable sprouts caused deadly E. coli outbreak

An official says the tainted sprouts may have been eaten or thrown away by now, but people should still not eat sprouts. However, the warning against cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce is lifted. The outbreak killed 29.


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