No matter your age, the end of summer is also a time of beginnings. This means a new school year, new episodes of your favorite TV show and the start of football season. Students, sports fans and outdoor enthusiasts all have one thing in common: packed lunches. – From U.S. Department of Agriculture’s blog
Some things just age well: jeans, wine, flannel sheets, and The Golden Girls. That’s right, a 1980s sitcom about four single, women living, loving, and laughing together in Miami. It lasted just 180 episodes. Since going off the air in 1992, however, the show has regained some of its luster.
Did you know that breastfeeding can lower a mother’s risk for some cancers? We are going to talk about the connection between breastfeeding and cancer prevention in honor of World Breastfeeding Week, an annual celebration the first week of August that recognizes global action to support women in their efforts to breastfeed. – From The Topic is Cancer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Blog
Flowers Foods, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of hamburger and hot dog buns as well as other bakery products due to the potential presence of small pieces of hard plastic that may have been used in production. Consumption of these products may pose as a choking hazard. No injuries or illnesses have been reported yet.
The recall affects several grocery stores and private brands in South Carolina, including: Publix, Piggy Wiggly, Ingles, IGA, Walmart, Target, and more. Brands affected include: Flowers, Great Value, Market Pantry, Natural Grain, Nature’s Own, Wonder Bread and more.
Consumers should discard affected products or return to the place of purchase for a full refund. For the full list and UPC codes of the recalled products click HERE.
Please note that the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is not involved with this recall as it not within our regulatory authority. This information is provided for informational purposes only.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is reminding parents about school immunization requirements headed into the 2019-2020 school year for kids in grades K-12.
(Moms.com) Nothing is more important than a child’s health, but it can be tricky to know when to take them to the doctor. Some people take their children for routine check-ups on a regular basis, while others wait until their little ones come down with something.
For many men, nutrition is not a focus until much later in life. Because it’s best to start healthy habits as soon as possible, Lisa Money, registered dietitian nutritionist with Apex Athletic Performance, explains the importance of good nutrition throughout every stage of a man’s life.– From Flourish, Prisma Health’s blog
Does your child’s summer camp itinerary include outdoorsy trips that require them to bring snacks? How will you fulfill their taste buds while keeping perishable snacks safe? How will you make sure kids will clean their hands before eating? These trips will probably be in hot, sunny weather, and that can come with food safety risks. Let’s keep calm and be food safe this summer! – From U.S. Department of Agriculture’s blog
“Medical science deserves hearty congratulations for extending the lifespan of Americans to 80 years and beyond. This is truly an impressive feat, considering that most babies born in 1900 did not live past the age of 50. I rejoice in my own longevity, as I’m sure you do. But I also wonder whether the same health care system that gave me these extra years is doing its best to help me make sure those years are healthy ones. Frankly, I have my doubts.” Robyn Stone, DrPH
Approximately 14,218 cases of 5 lb. Unbleached All-Purpose Flour has been recalled due to the potential presence of Escherichia coli bacteria (E. coli). No illnesses have been reported to date.
Only the following codes and Best Used by Dates are affected by the recall.
BEST USED BY 12/07/19 LOT: L18A07C
BEST USED BY 12/08/19 LOTS: L18A08A, L18A08B
BEST USED BY 12/14/19 LOTS: L18A14A, L18A14B, L18A14C
Consumers who have any of these affected products should not consume them and should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for credit or refund.
E.coli are bacteria found in the environment, foods, and intestines of people and animals. Although most strains are harmless, some strains can make you sick. E.coli may cause diarrhea, urinary tract infections, respiratory illness and pneumonia, and other illnesses.
As a reminder, please wash your hands, work surfaces, and utensils thoroughly after contact with raw dough products or flour, and to never eat raw dough or batter. For more information about risks of consuming raw dough, refer to the following: https://www.cdc.gov/features/no–raw–dough/index.html.