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SOLVING THE CANADIAN SALMONELLA MYSTERY ...

To identify an outbreak, public health officials first need to see unusual rates of illness. An example might be if a province that usually sees two cases of a particular type of Salmonella per week is suddenly reporting 10 cases per week. At this point, officials need to determine what is causing the higher rates of illness.




Some outbreaks are identified when a number of people get sick after eating at the same place. 


Public health officials interview those who got sick and are sometimes able to identify a link to a likely food source. 


An example would be if a group of people were to become ill after going to the same wedding or eating at the same restaurant.



Confirming the cause of the illness and identifying the genetic fingerprint of the bacteria, virus, or parasite in the laboratory are important steps for linking cases of illness together, and for linking the cases to a food source.




Provincial, territorial and federal labs test samples taken from patients to identify the genetic fi…

Denuncian que 70% de la infraestructura del Puerto de Maracaibo está "en condiciones deplorables" ...

28 / 09 / 2012
- 01:34:43



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El Colegio de Ingenieros del estado Zulia denunció que 70 % de la infraestructura del Puerto de Maracaibo se encuentra en condiciones deplorables de mantenimiento.





Alfonso Gutiérrez, presidente del CIDEZ, enumeró las fallas y problemas que presenta uno de los puertos más importantes del país:



-Los Muelles 7 y 8 están deteriorados y fuera de servicio.

-Deterioro de bitas y durmientes, esto pudiera ocasionar que los barcos atracados se muevan y causen accidentes.

- Paralizados trabajos en muelle 10 para reposición de torres de succion de granos.

- Los silos están inoperativos.

- Alta corrosión en muelles flotantes 11 y 12.

-Deterioro de la vialidad interna.

-No hay defensas en los muelles.

-Maquinaria de carga dañada.


Marcelo Monnot, exdirector del Puerto de Maracaibo, aseguró que desde la nacionalización del puerto y la creación de la empresa nacional Bolipuertos, los costos de operaciones se han incrementado hasta en mil por ciento. El incr…

CANADIAN INVESTIGATION CONTINUES INTO SALMONELLA TAINTED MANGOES ...

Public Health Notice: Outbreak of Salmonella illness related to mangoesUpdated : 29 August 2012 Why you should take note An investigation by provincial and federal health authorities into an outbreak of illness caused by Salmonella Braenderup has led to a recall of certain Daniella brand mangoessold between July 12 and August 28, 2012, due to possible contamination with Salmonella.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall and continuing its food safety investigation.

Table 1, below, shows where and how many illnesses have been reported to date. The Public Health Agency of Canada will update this table weekly during the course of the investigation.


Table 1. Location and number of Salmonella Braenderup infections
as of August 29, 2012

LocationConfirmed casesBritish Columbia16Alberta5TOTAL21



Food Safety Investigation – Salmonella in certain mangoes


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued several alerts warning the public not to consume certain…

DANIELLA RECALL: Where did those Salmonella Mangoes go? Lawsuit seeks answers...

POSTED BY BILL MARLER ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2012












The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a roundup of all recalled mangoes from the Mexican company whose fruits have been linked to a nationwide Salmonella outbreak. 



Many have been listed individually in prior recalls, but this announcement lists the four U.S. distributors who imported the recalled mangoes and all of the companies who have filed secondary recall announcements with FDA.






These four U.S. distributors – two in California and two in Texas – imported mangoes from Agricola Daniella, a Sinaloa, Mexico-based company that owns several farms and one packing house there. 



Mangoes from the company have now been named as the likely source of a Salmonella Braenderup outbreak that has sickened 121 people in the U.S. and 21 people in Canada to date.







The distributors named in this latest mango update — issued Thursday — include:


 Coast Citrus Distributors, Inc. of San Diego, CA, 


Food Source Inc. of Edinburg, TX, 




GM Produce Sales of Hida…

VENEZUELA: Pasos para votar el 7 de octubre ....

INTERACTIVO|ELECCIONES 2012|Infografía interactiva y multimedia

En esta infografía interactiva puede observar, a través de videos, cada una de las etapas que implica el proceso de votación para las elecciones del 7 de octubre. 




De igual manera puede enterarse del funcionamiento del Sistema de Autenticación Integrado (SAI) a través de sonidos.


Para navegar posicione el mouse sobre los puntos rojos y las flechas.

En imágenes: el momento en el que un hombre intercambia la gorra de Chávez por la tricolor ...

Capriles continúa su recorrido por el país con motivo al cierre de campaña


Un hombre se intercambia la gorra de Chávez por la tricolor


Publicado el 28 de sep de 2012 6:25 am | 27.939 views




Foto: Ana Vanessa Herrero / Noticias24








(Sucre, 28 de septiembre – Noticias24) Durante los kilómetros que recorre el candidato en su caravana las anécdotas para contar son muchas y esta es una de ellas. En su recorrido por el estado Sucre un grupo de personas desde los autobuses se asomaban a la ventana a observar al candidato, pero un hombre quería más.






Mientras pasaba con cientos de personas a su lado, los gritos de una persona llamaron la atención del aspirante a la Presidencia y su equipo. Este hombre, se había quitado una gorra roja y pedía cambiarla por una de las miles que regalaba el candidato y tras lograrlo, se la colocó para seguirlo aplaudiendo.





Foto: Ana Vanessa Herrero / Noticias24








Foto: Ana Vanessa Herrero / Noticias24


ESPAñA: APADRINE UN MANGO ....

Vélez-Málaga (Málaga), 26 sep (EFE) (Imagen: Enrique Hidalgo).- Una empresa española ofrece a los habitantes de cualquier país de la UE la posibilidad de apadrinar árboles de mango que se cultivan en la comarca malagueña de la Axarquía, y seguir la evolución de la floración y maduración del fruto que se envía directamente al domicilio del cliente.

Werner Stenzig, un empresario nacido en Alemania aunque residente en España desde niño, es el impulsor de esta iniciativa, que cuenta con una gran aceptación en Europa, donde según él, son muy aficionados a los apadrinamientos de árboles y especialmente del mango, una fruta que está de moda.

FOODNEWS Commentary for Friday, September 28, 2012 ...

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False papers


Friday September 28 2012











TRACEABILITY is all. 



If you buy a faulty food or beverage product, then in theory it ought to be possible to track its manufacture back to the original field where the plant grew or the animal grazed.



Sometimes the system works extremely well. When Premier Foods of the UK discovered that its Worcestershire sauce was laced with chilli that had been adulterated by Sudan-1 (a wildly carcinogenic petrochemical dye), the machinery ground into action and the sources of the rogue chilli powder were traced. To everyone’s horror, the stuff had got everywhere, which was why this still stands as the UK’s biggest-ever food recall, with an estimated cost of around GBP100 million (USD162 million).




In one incident, some of the contaminated chilli was traced back to a husband-and-wife importing company, operating out of a private home near Birmingham. They had only imported a tonne or two, but a coup…

THE 13 BEHAVIORS OF A HIGH TRUST LEADER ...

THE 13 BEHAVIORS OF A HIGH TRUST LEADER






What separates the great leaders from the good ones? What makes a manager a manager of choice by her reports, peers, and boss? 






What makes an individual credible with customers, suppliers, distributors, investors, and other stakeholders?




While there are many dimensions to these questions, there is one common thread throughout: being an individual who can be trusted.






Perhaps a more important question than, "Who do you trust?" is the far more personal question of, "Who trusts you?" 


 There are some organizations who ask all their employees directly the following simple, key question in formal 360º feedback processes:

"Do you trust your boss?"






These companies have learned that the answer to this question is more predictive of team and organizational success than perhaps any other question they might ask.








A High Trust Leader is an individual who has unquestionably strong personal credibility, has the ability to create and…