In other health and medicine news
Health officials released new information on a sweeping food recall, issued a warning after four cases of botulism in babies, and laid out part of their plans to regulate “lab-grown” meat. Here’s the rundown:
- The CDC announced that Jennie-O has recalled more than 91,000 pounds of raw ground turkey amid a widening salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products. Health officials haven't pinpointed a source, and the outbreak strain has turned up in a range of products.
- The FDA says it has received reports that four infants in Texas have been hospitalized with botulism. All four had used pacifiers containing honey, which shouldn't be given to babies under age 1, the FDA says.
- The USDA and the FDA have decided to work together to regulate foods made with cells plucked from livestock and poultry. The FDA says it'll oversee the cell collection and growth, then the USDA will take the reins and regulate the production and labeling.