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Where do I find credible food safety information?

Where do I find credible food safety information?

FDA: This falls under the purview of the food and drug administration. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety (Definition)

Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more


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What are some topics of interest relating to food safety?

Very Broad question: What information are you seeking? Food safety can relate to packaging, bacterial contamination like listeria or salmonella, genetically modified foods, organic versus non organic, storage, packaged versus fresh. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you constantly violate food safety guidelines?

Could you tell me what happens if you constantly violate food safety guidelines?

Illness, toxicity: These guidelines are to ensure that food is fresh, tasty, not infected or toxic. Violation of these may be innocent, but could lead to certain sicknesses, some in fact lethal and could also disturb the taste of the food. The guidelines are not there by accident. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can importation and certification relates to food safety?

Can you tell me how can importation and certification relates to food safety?

New FDA act: FDA Food Safety Modernization Act requires that certain imported foods meet US standards. See: http://www. Fda. Gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm257980.htm ...Read more

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How does importation and certification relates to food safety in the us?

FSMA: The food safety modernization act addresses issues with imported food safety by holding all in the global food chain responsible and accountable for their products. Read more here: http://www.Fda.Gov/food/guidanceregulation/fsma/ucm247559.Htm. ...Read more

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She is T1D has vomited four times today. Her sugars have been good except two highs and one low. She is only keeping food down for 3 to 4 hours?

She is T1D has vomited four times today. Her sugars have been good except two highs and one low. She is only keeping food down for 3 to 4 hours?

See doctor.: The food intake of a type 1 diabetic must be regular and predictable, so I'm concerned that her calories are not getting in. Is she managed with injections or insulin pump? Her Endocrinologist really has to know about this. ...Read more

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I can't sleep continually, I keep waking up two or three times and eating junk foods and sweetsfood for one hour in the kitchen, please help me?

You are doing it to: Yourself by taking all that "junk". This is so common in U.S. Because nobody is giving you info about diet. Stop the junk and start eating god made food only----- no sugary stuff. ...Read more

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Please tell me, is triacetin a safety food additive?

Please tell me, is triacetin a safety food additive?

At least by the FDA: This meets the Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) criteria by the FDA. But any artificial chemicals that you can avoid, the better. ...Read more

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I did my cabag mean by pass operation in jun 2010.Please suggest me regarding food and other safeties.?

I did my cabag mean by pass operation in jun 2010.Please suggest me regarding food and other safeties.?

Rule #1: Follow your cardiologist's advice & see them on a routine basis so that questions like these can be thoroughly & completely answered. ...Read more

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Hi could I have food poisoning I've been on toilet for two hours Everytime I think I'm ok I'm back on?

Hi could I have food poisoning I've been on toilet for two hours Everytime I think I'm ok I'm back on?

Possible: This could be 1 explanation for what is happening. The important management is fluid control with extra fluids to replace losses. If there is blood in your stool or if you have increasing pain or if you cannot keep up with your fluids; be seen and have your stool analyzed including a culture. All the best. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Levofloxacin and cant have iron within two hours. Are there any low iron foods I can eat before taking my medication?

I was prescribed Levofloxacin and cant have iron within two hours. Are there any low iron foods I can eat before taking my medication?

Levofloxacin: It is important to take oral levofloxacin at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after any antacid or mineral supplement containing iron, calcium, zinc, or magnesium since these bind levofloxacin and prevent its absorption into the body. Dietary intake of foods should not significantly alter the uptake of this medication. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I woke up with discomfort and began vomiting all within two hours. There is no more food in my system, so will it stop? Should I take a Pepto pill?

I woke up with discomfort and began vomiting all within two hours. There is no more food in my system, so will it stop? Should I take a Pepto pill?

Should stop yes: You probably have a virus which is causing the vomiting. You may vomit just bile juice. It is your body's way of getting over the bug. It should pass on it's own. I don't think pepto bismal will give you any relief. ...Read more

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8mo is preferring solids. Not just jarred food but pieces to chew. Can I give him soft scrambled eggs? I read conflicting reviews on allergies/safety.

8mo is preferring solids. Not just jarred food but pieces to chew. Can I give him soft scrambled eggs? I read conflicting reviews on allergies/safety.

Yes: It is no longer that controversial. Recent studies showed that introducing table food later than the 1st 6 months of life may actually increase the risk of developing food allergies. It appears that it is better to get the baby on regular food (if tolerated) as early as 4 months of age. ...Read more

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WHY must I take Fampyra on an empty stomach? Does no food two hours before Fampyra include fluids? What about milk? Two hours after milk too?

WHY must I take Fampyra on an empty stomach? Does no food two hours before Fampyra include fluids? What about milk? Two hours after milk too?

Absorotion: Food or milk generally causes delayed and erratic Absorotion from the stomach. Many but not all Meds should be taken with water on an empty stomach before meals. Always ask your doc or pharmacist regarding medicine questions ...Read more

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Is it a concern to limit calorie intake to under 600 a day and want to exercise for nearly two hours, I see my self as fat and not deserving of food?

Is it a concern to limit calorie intake to under 600 a day and want to exercise for nearly two hours, I see my self as fat and not deserving of food?

YES, great concern: I am concerned that you see yourself as "not deserving of food." this, along with the depression you describe under conditions, sounds like you likely have an eating disorder and/or body image problem. What is your height and weight? I have a feeling you may not actually be "fat." even if you are, 600 calories a day is too little to maintain health. Continue counseling ; consult a nutritionist. ...Read more

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I'm pre diabetic. Blood sug. Usually around 120 after food. Been sick lately. Blood sug. Is 147 two hours after eating 1 serv of mashed potato. Worry?

I'm pre diabetic. Blood sug. Usually around 120 after food. Been sick lately. Blood sug. Is 147 two hours after eating 1 serv of mashed potato. Worry?

Consistent Carb: Diet of about 45 carbs per meal. That will help keep you out of trouble and help sugars from spiking. Could consider victoza (liraglutide) to help with post-prandial sugars! There are great free carb-counting apps for smartphones. Make sure doc has checked you apo b, ldl-p, lp (a), lp-pla2, apo e genotype, and mthfr 677 ; 1298. Answers can help control better! ...Read more

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A few bouts of diarrhea and cramps over last 30 hours that just turned green. Had a lot of spinach two nights ago. Is it that or food poisoning?

See below: Lots of spinach shouldn't give you diarrhea, unless it wasn't cleaned well, had bacteria and gave you food poisoning as you suggest. Always clean your foods. If you ate out and had the spinach, it could have been touched by unclean hands also leading to a form of food poisoning. Drink plenty of fluids and keep ups with your fluid losses and this too shall pass. Feel better ...Read more

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After two hours of lunch I feel like the food coming back in my mouth... I don't have acidity... Is this GERD?

After two hours of lunch I feel like the food coming back in my mouth... I don't have acidity... Is this GERD?

GERD: Yes, this is likely gerd (acid reflux). You don't necessary sense the acidic flavor. Most of the time, the contents of your previous meal come back up. However, this doesn't mean you have gerd. Most of healthy people have this occurred from time to time, unless you are being bothered and has consequence of the disease. ...Read more

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When I eat spicy food. I always feel my tummy is being abnormal. My uper tummy slowly burns like. Then burns uprising. After one or two hour I vomit.

When I eat spicy food. I always feel my tummy is being abnormal. My uper tummy slowly burns like. Then burns uprising. After one or two hour I vomit.

Sounds like reflux: It sounds like you have esophageal reflux that can be brought on by spicy foods. Smoking, alcohol, spicy foods, overeating, acidic foods, drinking lots of liquid with a meal, lying down too soon after eating can predispose you to this. Try ranitidine - it is fast and effective to use as needed or for regular use. If that doesn't help you may want to check with your docto. ...Read more

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Ate something then hour later lower part of throat on right side aches & feels as if food is stuck there. Only two issues I have. Ideas? How to treat?

Ate something then hour later lower part of throat on right side aches & feels as if food is stuck there. Only two issues I have. Ideas? How to treat?

It is most likely: Some inflammation related to gastroesophageal reflux/GERD. Stomach acid travels up the esophagus creating inflammation and possibly ulcers and scars. Or an esophageal diverticula (blind pouch) or web may have formed. If it simply goes away by itself, nothing needs to be done. A short course of OTC anti-reflux meds (generic Pepcid/Nexium) may help. If persists, discuss with your doctor. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Can I have gotten food poisoning from eating a plain caesar salad? I got a simple pre-made caesar salad from the store. About two hours after eating it, I am stuck in the bathroom with diarrhea that doesn't seem to want to stop. Can it be the salad that c

Can I have gotten food poisoning from eating a plain caesar salad? I got a simple pre-made caesar salad from the store. About two hours after eating it, I am stuck in the bathroom with diarrhea that doesn't seem to want to stop. Can it be the salad that c

There: There are two primary reasons that you may have food poisoning: bacterial contamination due to failure to wash the lettuce properly (several months ago there was a nationwide episode of this due to lettuce that was contaminated) or bad caesar salad dressing due to the eggs in the mix. Keep hydrated and if this does not pass in 24 hours seek medical care. ...Read more

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Today my lactose intolerance breath test of 5 hours result is positive but two years back with my blood test report was positive with food allergy?

Today my lactose intolerance breath test of 5 hours result is positive but two years back with my blood test report was positive with food allergy?

2 different things: Lactose intolerance is due to inability or decreased ability to digest milk sugar also called lactose. Allergy tests to milk indicate the presence or absence of ige to milk protein. In other words, allergy tests show if you have an allergy or sensitivity to milk protein and have nothing to do with lactose or milk sugar. You can be lactose intolerant and allergic to milk at the same time. ...Read more

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I have Chlamydia and have a 1 gram packet of Azithromycin was going to put 500 mg in food then two hours later put 500 mg in food again will this work?

I have Chlamydia and have a 1 gram packet of Azithromycin was going to put 500 mg in food then two hours later put 500 mg in food again will this work?

Good choice: While long-acting Azithromycin should be taken on an empty stomach one hour before or two hours after eating, single dose Azithromycin works well with or without food, so your plan will work fine. ...Read more

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About two hours after eating it's hard to breath I have Ben told after weaning of klonapin it has caused leaky gut what food can I avoid to help?

About two hours after eating it's hard to breath I have Ben told after weaning of klonapin it has caused leaky gut what food can I avoid to help?

Doubt this: "Leaky gut" may exist but has not gound widespread acceptance by mainstream medicine despite two decades of being a "pop" diagnosis. Shortness of breath is very serious and deserves a real work up. ...Read more

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Fluoride cryolite is a rat killer and used on foods 2/3 of all eggs get powered and used for processing food at allow 900ppm what is the goal blood level limits to help prevent tooth decay for fluoride where can I find the fda approval for safety and effe

Fluoride cryolite is a rat killer and used on foods 2/3 of all eggs get powered and used for processing food at allow 900ppm what is the goal blood level limits to help prevent tooth decay for fluoride where can I find the fda approval for safety and effe

Dr.: Dr. Edderai has given you a good source to answer you question. The use of fluroride in our daily lives have become a very controversial and emotionally charged issue with some activists going to great lengths to search for and highlight possible adverse effects of the mineral. Most of their claims are not backed up by valid peer reviewed research. Also understand that if you eliminated every food, drug and environmental product that has harmful side effects you would be left with little in the way of effective treatments for the diseases known to man and there would be significantly less in the way of food for the world to eat. The bottom line is that life expectancy is rising across the world, due in part to the advances made in health care products.

I have included two additional links to help you. ...Read more

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My two year old does not want to eat food?

My two year old does not want to eat food?

Review his diet...: Review his diet with his pediatrician. A 2 year-old should have a regular diet, with similar solid foods as a 3 year-old's diet but chopped or cut more finely. A diet of mainly milk usually is not healthy enough. If it is the texture he doesn't like, the solid foods can be mashed up or made into porridge-type soups. If a child has a new illness causing difficulty eating, his doctor can evaluate. ...Read more

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My wife is about two months away I deliver. What are the best food for?

Safe foods: Foods should be safe, meaning pasteurized, well cooked, and not left out on the counter (want to avoid any chance of food poisoning). She can eat the foods she feels she is quickly digesting, and avoid foods she feels sits in her stomach for a while. ...Read more

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Is it okay to fast for two weeks no food? Lemons maple syurp cannyne peper?

Is it okay to fast for two weeks no food? Lemons maple syurp cannyne peper?

Not a good idea: Fasting for 2 weeks is not a good idea and is generally considered unsafe from a medical perspective. Clearly, for various reasons it has been done and people have survived it, but it is very unhealthy and I would strongly recommend against doing so no matter what the reason for desiring to do so. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my two week child at home?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my two week child at home?

Accident prevention: I find that anticipation works best. Think
of you baby's abilities 4 mos from now and take precautions. At 2wks guard against falling, smothering, choking, and being too rough in shaking. Make sure they sleep on their back! Consider pet safety. Don't smoke. Lock your weapons properly now. ...Read more

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Since having a cold two weeks ago, spicey food doesn't affect me as much. Why is this?

1 possible reason: Is that your olfactory and gustatory senses may be off due to the cold. Take care. ...Read more

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I ate food that was left over and I realized it had fly eggs after two bites do I worry?

If you ate fly eggs: They would be likely to be destroyed by acid in your stomach. ...Read more

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How can a child get checked for PICA? She's two and eats everything but food! What else are signs and how do they properly diagnose

How can a child get checked for PICA? She's two and eats everything but food! What else are signs and how do they properly diagnose

PICA: PICA could be a symptom of iron deficiency anemia and possibly elevated lead levels. Some children might be emotionally distressed but typically in older children. I recommend a visit to your pediatrician. Simple lab tests can be performed as well as a thorough exam. ...Read more

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My 2 year old will go a whole day or two without food, whatever I put in front of him, how do I get him to eat more? I am worried about his health

My 2 year old will go a whole day or two without food, whatever I put in front of him, how do I get him to eat more? I am worried about his health

Picky eaters: Picky eating will drive most parents crazy. At 2-3y their growth rate has slowed to ~5lb/3inch/yr which is much slower than earlier.Feeding matches need. Most feed well 4days a month & nibble the rest. Single item days are common (breads, vegies, etc) & a balanced week is more common than a balanced meal. If you only offer nutritious choices, they will get what they need. Vitamins are seldom needed ...Read more

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Due to somereasons I had takenlot of junk food and chocolates for last two years. Now I stopped andhaving home food. Will this have any effect on health?

Due to somereasons I had takenlot of junk food and chocolates for last two years. Now I stopped andhaving home food. Will this have any effect on health?

Better health: Well if you've stopped eating junk your will be healthier. The old saying "You are what you eat" is literally true. Every part of your body came from the food you ate or drank. There is some debate as to what is the healthiest diet. There is evidence that a vegetarian diet is healthier. A vegan diet even more so. The mediterranean diet is a good starting point if your not a vegetarian. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food Safety (Definition)

Food safety refers to the safe preparation and storage of food in the home. Most often, this refers to adequately cooking meats to kill off harmful bacteria. Food safety may also refer to the safe production of food ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more