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Peanut allergies more common in kids from wealthy families – Huffington Post Food

One explanation could be the hygiene hypothesis, which states growing up and living in clean environments […]

Some liquor sales to resume in Czech Republic following methanol poisoning outbreak

Alcohol sales will be allowed to resume in the Czech Republic, following a spate of deaths and hospitalizations from methanol-laced liquor.

The sale of hard liquor was banned Sept. 14 after more than 20 people died from black market alcohol tainted with methanol, an industrial solvent often used in counterfeit booze. In total, 26 people […]

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Plea for hygienic food in trains – Daily News

A plea filed in India’s Delhi High Court seeks to improve food safety regulations at rail stations and on trains.

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Czech government restricts alcohol sales further after methanol-related deaths

Following a rash of deaths from methanol-laced rum and vodka, the Czech government has placed further restrictions on alcohol sales.

Starting last Friday, the Czech government placed a blanket ban on all sales of hard liquor. Beer and wine still may be purchased at shops, restaurants and bars, according to the Wall Street Journal.

As […]

Czech government restricts alcohol sales after 19 die from methanol-laced vodka, rum

Methanol-laced rum and vodka has killed 19 and hospitalized 24 people in the Czech Republic, according to media reports.

Methanol is a low cost industrial solvent that often is used in counterfeit alcohol. Effects of ingesting methanol include nausea and vomiting, confusion and vision difficulties. In the most severe cases, it can lead to coma […]