The Ministry of Health says it notes that a Health Advisory has been recently issued by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) and the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This is concerning a nationwide (USA) recall of (Class 1) Raw Beef Products branded as Kroger Ground Beef, distributed by the Kroger Co. Cincinnati, Ohio, due to possible Salmonella contamination.
The ministry says that no other brands of ground beef are implicated in this recall.
The Caribbean public health sector is poised to benefit from a US$1.1 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center which will be handed over to the SUNY UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development.
The Center is a product of collaboration between two major educational institutions—State University of New York (SUNY) and The University of the West Indies (The UWI) —deeply committed to the development and growth of their respective constituents and the well-being of humanity.
Romaine lettuce is safe to eat as long as it's not from California’s Central Coast growing region, federal health officials said late Monday.
So far, an outbreak of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce has made 43 people sick in 12 states, plus another 22 in Canada, the Food and Drug Administration said.
The FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they had narrowed down the suspect lettuce to lettuce harvested in northern and central California.
Officials from the North Central Regional Health Authority have confirmed that one man died due to complications of leptospirosis at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope earlier this week.
Samir Khan, 37, of New Street, Caroni, died at the hospital on Tuesday. He was admitted to the hospital 10 days earlier after displaying symptoms of the disease. Khan is believed to have contracted the bacterial disease during the recent flooding in his area.