A multi nation recall of products made by the Strauss Group, marketed under the Elite brand name, are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination.
Global outbreaks of seasonal avian influenza among wild birds and poultry occur periodically, however, in the past 15 years, there has been a rise in the frequency and geographic distribution of avian influenza A virus infections.
On January 28, 2022, a new regulation pertaining to the use of veterinary medicines took effect in the European Union (EU).
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) had a global intensification during 2021 with cases continuing to be found in new locations around the world.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) recently published their annual One Health Zoonoses report for 2020.
In April 2020, as processing facilities in Minnesota (MN) shut down due to COVID-19 outbreaks, producers struggled to find outlets for their animals ready for slaughter. The MN Pork Board estimates 450,000 hogs were euthanized in Minnesota and Iowa.
According to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Minnesota is involved in two concurrent active multi-state foodborne Salmonella outbreaks.
Minnesotans who are not in the designated high-priority groups, including those 65 and older, may start to receive Covid-19 vaccines soon. This is due to the existence of some remnants from Health Care Providers in the State.
As many people are spending more time in their homes during the pandemic, the potential exposure to household health hazard gases could be higher. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) says that it is more important than ever to know if our homes have high levels of radioactive gas known as radon.
Holiday greenery brings joy and delight; nevertheless, those trees and boughs can bring diseases and invasive species into our landscape, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture warns. Christmas is over, which means thousands of Christmas trees across Minnesota are nearing the end of their usefulness and the department requests the proper disposal of the trees and other decorative greenery.