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PDVSA: Explosión en Amuay deja 39 muertos y decenas de heridos ...

agosto 25, 2012 4:35 pm

Una gran explosión en la mayor refinería de Venezuela causó el sábado la muerte de al menos 39 personas e hirió a más de 50, obligando a detener completamente la planta, en el más letal accidente que ha golpeado a la industria petrolera del país miembro de la OPEP.

El total de personas fallecidas lo informó el vicepresidente Elías Jaua a las 8 y 30 de la noche del sábado, quien aseguró que el Gobierno trabaja para ayudar a los afectados. 

“La magnitud del daño humano que se ha producido amerita una investigación rigurosa”, dijo. Reiteró que a esa hora, todavía no había sido apagado el fueto en la refinería, aunque garantizó que la situación está bajo “control”.

“Hasta este momento, la cifra (es) de 39 compatriotas que están en la morgue del hospital del seguro social: 18 son efectivos de la Guardia Nacional Bolivariana (GNB), 15 son civiles, la mayoría familiares de los guardias, (…) y hay seis cadáveres por identificar”, informó el vicepresidente, Elías Jaua, actu…

Mangoes likely distributed throughout Canada may be contaminated with salmonella ...

Photo shows that the Daniella label mangoes did indeed comply with traceability protocols.

Primus Labs was the third party auditor.

Daniella Mangos, Variety Kent, Item 83303, bar code 6-0454612750-6, lot 229928, grown and packed by Agricola Daniella, Tel (668)... Fax(668)... El Porvenir, Ahome, Sin,

Distributed by Splendid Products, 1011 Cadilla Way, Burlingame CA, 94010, ph (650)
with a side note of

", when food safety counts"

AUGUST 25, 2012


There have been several confirmed illnesses associated with the consumption of these mangoes.-CFIA

Daniel Ibarra Heredia (Agrícola Daniela) Products:Mango Profile: Web Page: Phones: + 52 (668) 812-99 57 Export Destinations: United States of America Contacts:C.P. Daniel Ibarra Heredia
Owner Sr. 
Employee Address: Blvd. López Mateos # 1356 Nte., Las Fuentes, Los Mochis,  Los Mochis, 81220, Sinaloa



USA MARKET: The History of Salmonella Outbreak Litigation ...


One of the first Salmonella outbreaks that I was involved with was the Schwan's Salmonella outbreak when I was appointed as a guardian for a young woman who lost her kidneys in 1994 after consuming ice cream.

Salmonella is one of the most common enteric (intestinal) infections in the United States. 

Salmonellosis (the disease caused by Salmonella) is the second most common foodborne illness after Campylobacter infection. 

It is estimated that 1.4 million cases of salmonellosis occur each year in the U.S.; 95% of those cases are foodborne-related. 

Approximately 220 of each 1000 cases result in hospitalization and eight of every 1000 cases result in death. 

About 500 to 1,000 or 31% of all food-related deaths are caused by Salmonella infections each year.

 Salmonellosis is more common in the warmer months of the year.

Reactive Arthritis or Reiter's Syndrome as well as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are known complications.

Salmonella infection o…

Tropical Storm Isaac drenches Haiti, aims for Cuba ...

Tropical Storm Isaac dumped torrential rains on Haiti, where thousands of people remain homeless more than two years after a devastating earthquake, and began its assault on eastern Cuba on Saturday.

By Susana Ferreira

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Isaac dumped torrential rains on Haiti, where thousands of people remain homeless more than two years after a devastating earthquake, and began its assault on eastern Cuba on Saturday.

Heavy rains and high winds lashed Haiti's southern coast, flooding parts of the capital Port-au-Prince and flattening tents in some of the fragile resettlement camps that house more than 350,000 survivors of the 2010 earthquake.

A 10-year-old girl was killed in Port-au-Prince when a wall fell on her, the Civil Protection authority said. Power outages and minor flooding were reported as Isaac moved across the hilly and severely deforested Caribbean country.

"We haven't had any power since the storm started yesterday. We passed the night wit…


Public Health Notice: Outbreak of Salmonella illness related to mangoes

OTTAWA, Aug. 25, 2012 /CNW/ -

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 mangoes

sold between July 12 and August 14, 2012, due to possible contamination with Salmonella.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall, reports that these mangoes may have been distributed to British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

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 Aug 22, 2012

Location                      …



CINCINNATI (AP) -- Neil Armstrong was a quiet self-described nerdy engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made "one giant leap for mankind" with a small step on to the moon. 

The modest man who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quarter million miles away has died. He was 82.

Armstrong died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures, a statement Saturday from his family said. It didn't say where he died.

Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon July 20, 1969, capping the most daring of the 20th century's scientific expeditions. His first words after setting foot on the surface are etched in history books and the memories of those who heard them in a live broadcast.

"That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind," Armstrong said.

In those first few moments on the moon, during the climax of heated space race with the …



Cantaloupe Outbreak: Some Retailers Identified, Others Not


One week following the announcement of the Salmonella outbreak tied to cantaloupes grown by Chamberlain Farms in southwestern Indiana, some consumers are still expressing confusion over whether or not their local supermarkets carried -- or are still carrying -- the affected melons.

Several retailers have stepped forward to comment on the outbreak, though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not yet provided any retailer-specific information about Chamberlain's supply chain. In all likelihood, more retailers who sold contaminated cantaloupes have not yet been identified, said microbiologist and eFoodAlert author Phyllis Entis.

On Thursday, Midwest grocer Schnucks announced that they had been selling Indiana cantaloupes -- including cantaloupes from Chamberlain Farms - until August 16, when public health officials gave them warning to pull their cantaloupes gr…


Trucking Company Shares Address With Cantaloupe Grower

BY DAN FLYNN | AUG 24, 2012

After an outbreak of foodborne illness caused by contaminated cantaloupe occurs, investigators are left to look at the fields, packing facilities and transportation used to grow, process and ship the melons. 

The most vulnerable of these could well turn out to be the trucks that move cantaloupe from the farm to your retailer's produce area. How did the cantaloupes implicated in the current Salmonella outbreak get from Gibson County, IN to at least 21 states, where they sickened at least 178 people, and just when did they become contaminated? 

If transport was the weak link, it might prove to be important that southwest Indiana cantaloupe grower, Chamberlain Farms, shares an address -- 5884 W 250 S, Owensville, IN 47665 -- with Chamberlain Farm Produce Inc., an interstate carrier licensed (No. 777164) with the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).

According to its license report, cargo carried …