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  • Russian soldiers poisoned with chemical substance - Moscow

    08/22/2022 2:49:29 PM PDT · by ganeemead · 27 replies
    Claims of biological and chemical terrorism on the part of the Kiev regime. "Several Russian soldiers involved in the military operation in Ukraine have been hospitalized with severe chemical poisoning, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday." Apparently the only kinds of millitary skills the ukronazis have really mastered aree terrorizing and hiding behind civilians and that isn't really working for them these days. Increasingly desperate, they now appear to be turning to more standard kinds of terrorism...
  • Eating 5-Day-Old Pasta or Rice Can Actually Be Deadly. Here's How

    04/30/2021 12:06:12 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies ^ | 29 APRIL 2021 | JACINTA BOWLER
    If meat is left out on the counter for too long, we all know we need to throw it out. But what about rice or pasta? Although that carby goodness might seem harmless after sitting on the bench for a bit, you'll probably think twice once you hear about the bacterium Bacillus cereus. It's not a particularly rare germ. B. cereus will happily live wherever it can – soil, food, or in the gut. "The known natural habitats of B. cereus are wide-ranging, including soil, animals, insects, dust and plants," Anukriti Mathur, a biotechnology researcher at the Australian National University,...
  • Coast Guard Officer Accused of Terrorist Plot Targeting Media, Lawmakers

    02/20/2019 3:11:56 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 170 replies
    Military,com ^ | February 20, 2019 | By Hope Hodge Seck
    A Coast Guard lieutenant assigned to the service's headquarters in Washington, D.C., has been arrested on drug and gun possession charges, and is accused of plans to "murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country," according to documents filed in Maryland District Court. Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson, an acquisitions officer for the National Security Cutter Acquisition Program, was arrested Feb. 15 and charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition by an unlawful user or addict of controlled substances, and possession of Tramadol, a Schedule IV pain medication. A motion for detention pending trial, filed by U.S....
  • Kraft recalls Taco Bell cheese dip due to bacteria risk

    07/25/2018 3:23:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WKFN-TV ^ | July 25, 2018
    Kraft Heinz has recalled around 7,000 cases of cheese dip that could potentially lead to botulism. Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip has shown signs that it could allow for the growth of the bacteria that causes botulism. The potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause weakness, dizziness, double vision, and trouble speaking or swallowing. The recall affects 15 oz. jars with “best when used by” dates ranging from October 31, 2018 to January 23, 2019. Consumers who purchased the product should return them to the store for an exchange or refund. No illnesses have been reported.
  • CIA Finds No Evidence Hussein Sought to Arm Terrorists

    11/16/2003 4:14:23 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 52 replies · 528+ views
    The CIA's search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq has found no evidence that former president Saddam Hussein tried to transfer chemical or biological technology or weapons to terrorists, according to a military and intelligence expert. Anthony Cordesman, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, provided new details about the weapons search and Iraqi insurgency in a report released Friday. It was based on briefings over the past two weeks in Iraq from David Kay, the CIA representative who is directing the search for unconventional weapons in Iraq; L. Paul Bremer, the U.S. civil administrator...
  • 10 hospitalized with botulism tied to nacho cheese sauce (Gas Station Nachos)

    05/22/2017 12:26:48 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-21-2017 | Dakin Andone
    The Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement last week that the cause of the illness "appears to be prepared food, particularly nacho cheese sauce" from a gas station in Walnut Grove. Botulism is a rare illness caused by nerve toxins released from bacteria, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Symptoms can include blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech and paralysis, among others. Some cases can be fatal.
  • 18 hospitalized in Lancaster botulism outbreak that killed 54-year-old woman

    04/22/2015 2:54:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies ^ | Misti Crane & Holly Zachariah
    LANCASTER, Ohio — A suspected botulism outbreak that began in Lancaster yesterday has sickened at least 18 people and led to the death of a 54-year-old woman. Another 21 people who attended the potluck are not showing symptoms and are being watched because of concerns they could become ill, said Cassie Bala, spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Health. The youngest person hospitalized with symptoms of the food-borne illness is 9 and the oldest is 87, Bala said. All of those with symptoms have received an intravenous antitoxin, said Fairfield Department of Health spokeswoman Jennifer Valentine. Patients did not begin...
  • Diaz: Botox made my face look weird

    01/09/2014 8:59:09 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies ^ | Updated: 07/01/2014 13:55 | | By
    According to the Daily Mail, she told Entertainment Tonight: "I've tried [Botox] before, where it was like [a] little tiny touch of something. It changed my face in such a weird way that I was like, 'No, I don't want to [be] like [that].' I'd rather see my face ageing than a face that doesn't belong to me at all." Of her wrinkles, she said: "I love [them,] I don't mind. It's like, 'Guess what this means, I've smiled my whole life.' I love life, I'm happy I don't have a problem with that."
  • New botox super-toxin has its details censored

    10/19/2013 5:21:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 10/14/2013 | Debora MacKenzie
    A new type of botulinum toxin – the deadliest substance known – has been discovered. Because it does not yet have an antidote, the DNA sequence behind it has been withheld from public databases. This is the first time a sequence has been kept secret over security concerns.Injecting a mere 2 billionths of a gram, or inhaling 13 billionths of a gram, of the protein botulinum produced by the soil bacterium Clostridium botulinum will kill an adult. The toxin blocks the release of acetylcholine, the chemical secreted by nerves that makes muscles work. People who accidentally ingest it, as can...
  • Positive test for terror toxins in Iraq

    04/06/2003 9:53:02 AM PDT · by kimmie7 · 40 replies · 431+ views ^ | 04-04-03 | By Preston Mendenhall
    SARGAT, Iraq, April 4 — Preliminary tests conducted by indicate that the deadly toxins ricin and botulinum were present on two items found at a camp in a remote mountain region of northern Iraq allegedly used as a terrorist training center by Islamic militants with ties to the al-Qaida terrorist network. The field tests used by are only a first step in the evidentiary process and are typically followed by more precise laboratory testing that has not conducted. U.S. intelligence agents were conducting their own tests in the same area and had not yet released their results,...
  • Bombs, Bugs and Poisons

    04/30/2003 10:29:35 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 183+ views ^ | Thursday, May 1, 2003 | by Clifford D. May
    “We have yet to find any weapons of mass destruction. …Does it matter that we were misled into war?” - New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, 4/29/03 “Nissar Hindawi, a leading figure in Iraq's biological warfare program in the 1980's, says the stories and explanations he and other scientists told the United Nations about the extent of Iraq's efforts to produce poisons and germ weapons ‘were all lies.’ …He said military officials had asked him to tell inspectors that he was the head of a single-cell protein facility. The plant, in fact, had made botulinum toxin and anthrax. He said...
  • Condi reveals the moment she thought President Bush had been lethally poisoned after 9/11

    11/01/2011 6:49:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies ^ | Nov. 1, 2011 | Lydia Warren
    Condoleezza Rice has revealed the moment she thought that she and President George W. Bush had suffered deadly botulism poisoning. In her new book, the former secretary of state reveals that in the weeks following 9/11, there were scares over smallpox and radioactive attacks on Washington – and a potential poisonous toxin attack on the White House. She was on a trip to a summit meeting in China with Bush when former-Vice President Dick Cheney delivered the blow via a secure video conference line. In an interview with ABC News, Ms Rice explained: ‘The vice president came on the screen...
  • Botulism blamed in deaths of 100 horses

    11/03/2008 12:23:45 PM PST · by Lucius Cornelius Sulla · 20 replies · 776+ views
    The Ocala Star Banner ^ | November 3, 2008 | Fred Hiers
    The cause of death for 100 horses that died last month at a breeding farm outside Summerfield appears to be botulism, according to some of the tests done on the dead animals and their feed.Although more tests will be done and more samples were sent to labs last week, the preliminary test results indicate that the toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum was what caused the horses at EquiTransfer to suffer nervous system damage, said veterinarian Mike Short, with the state veterinarian's office, which is part of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services..................................................The hay the farm fed the horses...
  • New Era Canning Company (Botulism) Recall

    01/20/2008 10:21:04 PM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 11 replies · 245+ views
    FDA Website ^ | January 20, 2008 | USFDA
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about a potential Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum) contamination of canned beans manufactured by New Era Canning Company, New Era, Mich. C. botulinum is the bacterium that causes botulism, which can be fatal. The recall is for large institutional-sized cans, averaging 6 pounds in weight. Approximately 26 brands and 63 products were distributed to retailers, restaurants, schools, prisons and foodservice institutions nationwide under various labeled brands. The list of recalled products includes cans of cut green beans, Mexican-style chili beans, dark red kidney beans, and garbanzo beans. What Products Have Been...
  • Health Alert: U. S. Issues NEW Botulism Warning. Canned green beans sold nationwide.

    08/06/2007 6:55:01 PM PDT · by NRA2BFree · 42 replies · 2,265+ views ^ | 8/6/07 | staff
    Warning is second nationwide in last 30 days Product Marketed Under a Variety of Brand Names The affected Lakeside cut green beans are sold nationwide under the following labels: Albertson's, Happy Harvest, Best Choice, Food Club, Bogopa, Valu Time, Hill Country Fare, HEB, Laura Lynn, Kroger, No Name, North Pride, Shop N Save, Shoppers Valu, Schnucks, Cub Foods, Dierbergs, Flavorite, IGA, Best Choice and Thrifty Maid. U. S. health officials are warning consumers not to eat certain brands of French Cut Green Beans in 14.5 ounce cans manufactured by Lakeside Foods Inc, of Manitowoc, Wisconsin because the product may not...
  • Castleberry’s Updates Status of National Canned Food Recall

    08/02/2007 7:16:57 AM PDT · by girlangler · 11 replies · 1,125+ views
    Food & Drug Administration ^ | 8/1/2007 | news release
    Recall -- Firm Press Release FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company. This listserv covers mainly Class I (life-threatening) recalls. A complete listing of recalls can be found in the FDA Enforcement Report at: Castleberry’s Updates Status of National Canned Food Recall Officials Express Urgent Need for Retailers and Consumers to Identify and Discard Recalled Items Contact: Doug McGraw Fleishman-Hillard (212) 453-2202 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- AUGUSTA, Ga. –...
  • FDA says food recall is urgent health threat (Illness spreading)

    07/23/2007 8:18:49 PM PDT · by varina davis · 63 replies · 2,092+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 23, 2007 | Will Dunham
    FDA says food recall is urgent health threat Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:49PM EDT By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A recall of canned meat products and dog food made at a Georgia plant due to botulism fears could involve tens of millions of cans that pose an urgent public health threat, U.S. officials said on Monday. U.S. food regulators appealed to consumers and retailers to find and dispose of the cans. Two people in Texas and two others in Indiana remain seriously ill and hospitalized with botulism poisoning associated with eating Castleberry's Hot Dog Chili Sauce, officials said. "This...
  • Botulism Cases Force Huge Meat Recall

    07/22/2007 8:17:13 PM PDT · by Flavius · 37 replies · 1,876+ views
    ap ^ | 7/23/07 | ap
    WASHINGTON (July 22) - A Georgia meat processor on Saturday expanded its recall of canned meat products that may be connected to a botulism outbreak. Castleberry's Food Co. of Augusta recalled more than 80 types of canned chili, beef stew, corned beef hash and other meat products in addition to the 10 brands it had recalled Thursday. Cans of chili sauce made at the Castleberry's plant were found in the homes of an Indiana couple and two children in Texas who had been hospitalized with botulism.
  • Georgia Processor Expands Meat Recall (full expanded list)

    07/22/2007 6:33:56 AM PDT · by varina davis · 25 replies · 2,008+ views
    My Earthlink & AP ^ | July 22, 2007
    Georgia Processor Expands Meat Recall From Associated Press July 22, 2007 3:50 AM EDT WASHINGTON - A Georgia meat processor on Saturday expanded its recall of canned meat products that may be connected to a botulism outbreak. Castleberry's Food Co. of Augusta recalled more than 80 types of canned chili, beef stew, corned beef hash and other meat products in addition to the 10 brands it had recalled Thursday. Cans of chili sauce made at the Castleberry's plant were found in the homes of an Indiana couple and two children in Texas who had been hospitalized with botulism. All four...
  • Botulism Warning Over Vacuum-Packed Meat (UK)

    04/21/2007 11:33:15 AM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 468+ views
    Botulism warning over vacuum-packed meat By staff and agencies Last Updated: 9:30am BST 21/04/2007 * Lettuce recalled over salmonella fears(Go to the site to click on article) Consumers have been warned not to eat batches of vacuum-packed meat sold in Scotland and Cumbria over concerns it could be infected with one of the most lethal forms of food poisoning. The alert is over smoked wild venison and smoked beef The Food Standards Agency (FSA) issued the alert over 2.6kg of smoked wild venison and smoked beef amid fears it is tainted with the deadly botulism bacteria. The warning applies to...