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Fido's Food Could Be Making Kids Sick, Report Says

FDA says Fido's food may be making kids sick. Credit: Getty Images
CHICAGO (AP) - Fido's food may be making kids sick, a government report warns, detailing the first known salmonella outbreak in humans, mostly young children, linked to pet food...

Flu Shots, Salmonella-Tainted Snacks and Bilingual Kids: News for Canadian Parents

This week's Canadian parenting news bites include a major Ontario child porn bust, a recall of salmonella-tainted snack foods, a study that says kids should be at the front of the queue for flu shots and a way to help your child be bilingual even be...

Don't Eat That: New Study Shoots Down the Five-Second Rule

Watch that sippy cup and clean those countertops: Researchers have officially debunked the five-second rule. San Diego State University professor Scott Kelley dropped baby carrots and sippy cups on different surfaces around several homes and te...

The Oscars, Salmonella, and Clive Owen - Links We Love

Thanks to Obamicon.me, you can make any picture of yourself or your kids into a replica of Shepard Fairey's iconic Obama poster. Now you can love it up just in time for Valentine's Day with luvicon.me. "Your daughter is adorable. Planning to have ...

Peanut Butter Recall Hurts Sales

Peanut Butter is more than just your child's lunch/allergy. It's big business. With the recent recall of tainted PB, big name brands like Jif and Peter Pan have seen a drop in sales of at least 20 percent, according to a report by CNN, while the g...

Kellogg Pulls Peanut Butter Crackers From Shelves

Most afternoons, my three-year-old and I curl up on the couch with a snack, her to take a Noggin break, and me to catch up on email. Yesterday, while we took our break, a particular email came through: "Kellogg's Pulls Peanut Butter Crackers in Salmo...

No exotic pets for kids under 5, say docs

Thinking of adding to your family zoo? If your kids are under 5, you might want to read this. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently sent out a warning to parents that certain pets and young children don't mix, especially exotic pets like hedgeh...

Will washing a tomato protect you from salmonella? Probably not.

You may say tomato and I may say to-mah-to, but for a while there last week, tomato lovers were ready to call the whole thing off. Salmonella saintpaul, an unusual strain of the bacteria, has sickened nearly 200 people in at least 17 states and has b...

Tomatoes blamed for Salmonella outbreak

Here is some better-late-than-never information: tomatoes have been making people sick since mid-April. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 145 cases of salmonella infections in 16 states have been traced to raw tomatoes. The U.S. Food and ...

Washing produce is not enough?

I recently learned that kitchen counters generally have more fecal matter on them than toilet seats. And ever since then, I've been uncharacteristically paranoid about not placing my purse on floors in public places. And I've also been more diligent ...

Spinach Recall

Children of America and Canada have a good excuse for not eating their spinach: Metz Fresh LLC of King City, California, is recalling 8,118 cases of fresh bagged spinach after a sample tested positive for salmonella. The recall covers 10- and 16-ou...

Small red-eared slider turtles could return as pets

I had one, my brother had one, my best friend and her brother each had one- those cute little turtles that lived in the small, fake ponds with the small, fake palm tree on and even smaller island. We all had them when I was a kid and we loved them. T...

Petting zoo hidden dangers

Kids love petting zoos -- especially city kids, who might otherwise never get to touch an actual farm animal. My husband is a freak about germs and Ellie learned very young about washing her hands after touching animals. But not all parents take the ...

Young kids and baby turtles shouldn't mix

Recently, a four-week-old Florida baby died from a bacterial infection that was traced back to the family's pet turtle. While they didn't give details as to how the child was exposed, the Food and Drug Administration says that the infection was trace...

Product Recall: Dole Cantaloupes

I first wrote about this on Blogging Baby's sister site Slashfood, but thought it was quite appropriate for this site as well since a lot of parents pack fresh fruit in their children's school lunches, not to mention feed it to them at other times of...

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