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Virginia Hepatitis A cases growing and so are the lawsuits

Richmond - The Hepatitis A outbreak in Virginia linked to frozen strawberry smoothies served at Tropical Smoothie Cafes is growing daily, with 28 people now confirmed to be sick as of Thursday evening.

Milk price rise fails to placate French users

Paris - Europe's biggest dairy group Lactalis told French farmers Friday it would raise milk prices in a bid to repair relations, but agricultural unions said the move fell short of their demands.

Review: English whisky makes its mark Special

Thetford - Whisky and England haven't recently fitted together in terms of spirit production. This is slowly changing with the first English whisky distillery in 100 years recently opening. The distillery is also open to visitors, and Digital Journal paid a visit.

Canada recalls oysters from marketplace over Salmonella risk

Ottawa - Canadian company Five Star Shellfish Inc. is recalling Five Star Shellfish Inc. brand large standard and mixed oysters because of possible Salmonella contamination.

Three brands of frozen cut corn recalled because of Listeria

Lancaster - A Pennsylvania-based company has recalled three brands of its private label frozen cut corn because a package sampled from a retail store tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

Central California beaches closed to shellfish harvesting

The California Department of Public Health has issued a warning over the dangerously high levels of domoic acid, a marine toxin, found in rock crabs and certain bivalves along beaches in the central part of the state.

Milk tea or 'lai cha': the fuel for Hong Kong's engine

Hong Kong - Some cities are fuelled by coffee. In Hong Kong, it's milk tea that keeps things running - a potent nostalgia-infused caffeine hit, with fierce competition to brew the best in town.

Hepatitis A: Scallops in Hawaii and strawberries in Virginia

With the Hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii being solved, another outbreak of the virus in Virginia is making the news, but this time, it's strawberries used to create strawberry smoothies at Tropical Smoothie Cafes.

Hawaii health officials identify cause of Hepatitis A outbreak

Hawaii health officials have identified imported scallops that were served raw at Genki Sushi restaurants as being the probable source of a Hepatitis A outbreak that has sickened at least 168 people.

The historic Grand Ole Opry supports local Stonehaus Winery

Crossville - Stonehaus Winery and its wines have received support from the historic Grand Ole Opry, which is the show that has made country music famous.

Brewers scrambling to get pumpkins for fall beers

The looming shortage of pumpkins this year can be looked at two ways, disastrous or a blessing, depending on if you love pumpkin beer or cringe at the thought of drinking a brewed concoction made with pumpkins.

High lead levels prompt recall of 377,000 lbs of curry powder

Miami, Florida-based Oriental Packing Company, Inc. is recalling 337,000 pounds of blended seasoning curry products because testing has shown it is contaminated with high levels of lead.

Canada investigating Cyclospora outbreak in four provinces

Canadian health officials are investigating an outbreak of locally-acquired Cyclospora infections in four provinces. The outbreak has sickened 51 people with one person requiring hospitalization.

Review: Kilwins — Long Island's ideal place to satisfy your sweet tooth Special

Babylon - Kilwins, situated in both Babylon and Patchogue on Long Island, is the ideal place for someone to satisfy their sweet tooth. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Parents may face jail if their kids are on vegan diets

In Italy, there is a proposed law that could affect parents who impose vegan diets on their kids. If passed, parents could be sentenced to jail for up to four years.

Turmeric sold at markets nationwide recalled for excessive lead

Gel Spice, a bulk distributor of turmeric, a spice used in some Asian dishes that gives the food a distinctive yellow to orange color, has issued a nationwide recall of turmeric under a number of branded product names because of excessive lead levels.
 

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