New Produce Safety Rule: Sprouts Pose “A Unique Risk” | Food Poisoning [and not the holding nose one] Bulletin

New Produce Safety Rule: Sprouts Pose “A Unique Risk” | Food Poisoning Bulletin: The newly proposed produce safety rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has a section devoted to sprouts because they “present a unique risk.” That’s because the ideal conditions for growing sprouts are also ideal for growing pathogens, as we have seen many times in recent years.

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Man’s death at Radlett waste centre ruled an accident – Herts Advertiser

Man’s death at Radlett waste centre ruled an accident – News – Herts Advertiser: A FATHER-of-two died accidentally while cleaning out heavy duty machinery at a waste management centre in Radlett, an inquest jury ruled last week.

Recycling supervisor Jason Griffin, of The Wades, Hatfield, was standing on the blades of a polystyrene compactor to remove a blockage but failed to take the safety precaution of turning the machine off.

A Health and Safety Executive spokesperson confirmed they were currently still investigating the incident.

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Bartenders in court as flair tricks cause second degree skin burns at nightclub | GulfNews.com

Bartenders in court as flair tricks cause second degree skin burns at nightclub | GulfNews.com: Dubai: Two bartenders have been accused of inflicting severe burns to three clubbers after their flair tricks with a bottle of alcohol caused massive flames at a five-star hotel.

The bartenders, 47-year-old South African P.E. and 22-year-old Czech M.K., were entertaining clubbers and performing bartending flair tricks when a bottle suddenly exploded and went up in flames. The fire inflicted severe bodily burns to three clubbers, a French and a British woman and an Egyptian man, who happened to be beside the bar, according to records.

P.E. and M.K. denied the accusations and pleaded not guilty when they appeared before the Dubai Misdemeanour Court on Sunday.

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Gas station attendant’s error leads to car fire in Vietnam

Vietnam latest news – Thanh Nien Daily | Gas station attendant’s error leads to car fire in Vietnam: A car caught fire on January 12 at a gas station in Hanoi after a lighted cigarette was tossed into a gutter, where employees had siphoned gas that had been erroneously placed in the car’s tank.

Le Thi Thu Ha, 27, the car’s owner, told Thanh Nien on the next day that she had yet to reach an agreement with the gas station regarding compensation.

The accident occurred at around 9 p.m. on Dong Da District’s Lang Street.

Witnesses said Ha asked the gas station to fill her car with VND1 million (US$48) worth of diesel fuel, but the employee mistakenly pumped high octane A95 gas into the vehicle.

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Pollution on the rise in Vietnam’s major rivers

Vietnam latest news – Thanh Nien Daily | Pollution on the rise in Vietnam’s major rivers: Persistent demographic and industrial problems over the past year have worsened the pollution in southern Vietnam’s major waterways, the Dong Nai and Saigon Rivers, Ho Chi Minh City authorities said.

A recent report by the city Department of Natural Resources and Environment said the Dong Nai River, the longest to run exclusively within Vietnam, from the Central Highlands to Ho Chi Minh City, and the Saigon River have been “increasingly polluted” by heavy metals, oil, fecal bacteria and microorganisms.

The salinity in the conjoining rivers also increased, according to the report issued November 11 after five years of tests.

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35 suffer carbon monoxide poisoning at Barcelona church

35 suffer carbon monoxide poisoning at Barcelona church: A total of 35 people suffered carbon monoxide poisoning during a concert in the parish church of Sant Vicen�de Gualba (pictured) in Barcelona yesterday evening. 130 people were at the concert – part of the town’s Winter Festival.

According to the emergency services, three of the 35 affected are in a serious condition – an 81-year-old woman, a 50-year-old woman and an eight-year-old boy – another is in a less serious condition and the rest have suffered only mild ill-effects.

Widow of road worker killed by drunk driver calls for tougher penalties – NY Daily News

Widow of road worker killed by drunk driver calls for tougher penalties – NY Daily News: Every time Patricia Avino reads or hears someone say that drunk driving is not a violent crime, she thinks about the way her husband died.

Frank Avino, an 63-year-old electrician, was working along the Grand Central Parkway on a summer morning last year when he was struck by a car.

Field sobriety tests showed the driver had nearly three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

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Three dead as high winds wreak havoc across country – Spain

Three dead as high winds wreak havoc across country: Two men, aged 49 and 67, who are yet to be identified, have died when strong winds blew over a wall in El Llano del Beal (Cartagena).

Exact details of the incident have not been disclosed, but it appears that both men were crushed at 10.20am by a two metre-high dividing wall, close to a recycling plant in the town.

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Snow causes travel chaos across France – Paris’s Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports

Snow causes travel chaos across France – The Local: Air France cancelled 40 percent of its short and medium-haul flights from Paris airports on Sunday as heavy snow disrupted air, road and rail transportation for a second day.

The company said all of its long-haul flights would go ahead at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports, but airport officials warned that further disruptions were possible as snow continued to fall.
Aeroports de Paris, which operates the city’s main airports, said air traffic there would be disrupted “and all day Sunday”.

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Four Russian Miners Dead After Explosion in Kemerovo region

Four Russian Miners Dead After Explosion: Four miners have died from smoke in Kuzbass mine No. 7 in the Prokopievsky district of Russia’s Kemerovo region.

The Ministry for Emergency Situations for the Kemerovo region said another four miners are missing, while 69 other miners were evacuated to the surface.

The ministry said the smoke in the shaft was the result of an explosion of methane gas.

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