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Your Day in Health: April 4

Is there wood pulp in that parmesan? The truth about food fraud!

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Your Day in Health: April 4

Is there wood pulp in that parmesan? The truth about food fraud!

NPR: Is There Wood Pulp In That Parmesan? How Scientists Sniff Out Food Fraud

"Earlier this year, Wal-Mart was sued for stocking tubs of Parmesan cheese that contained wood-pulp filler. Olive oil is often mixed with sunflower oil and sold as "extra virgin." And you might recall the great European horse meat scandal of 2014: Traces of horse meat were found in Ikea meatballs and Burger King beef patties, in cottage pies sold at schools in Lancashire, England, and in frozen lasagna sold all over Europe." Read full story.

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CNN: Company Recalls Frozen Broccoli Cuts Sold In 11 States

"A company is voluntarily recalling frozen broccoli cuts sold in 11 states over fears of Listeria contamination. Listeria infection causes serious and at times fatal infections in children, elderly people and those with weakened immune systems." Read full story.

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WEB MD: A New Health Perk For Coffee Drinkers?

"Drinking coffee may cut your risk of colon cancer by as much as 50 percent, a new study suggests. The more you drink, the more you may reduce your risk — and it makes no difference whether the coffee is regular or decaf, researchers said." Read full story.

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