Concern over faulty bottle seals prompts Abbott infant formula recall

The recall is relatively small, CBS News notes, and likely won’t cause the same kind of supply chain issues that have led to nationwide infant formula shortages. The risks of Salmonella in poultry, food superbugs from antibiotic use in grocery stores, youth mental health, and more. are also in the news.

CBS News: Abbott recalls more formula than defective baby bottle

Abbott is recalling certain infant and children’s formulas because the bottles may have defective caps and not seal completely, which can lead to spoilage. But Friday’s recall is relatively small and unlikely to trigger a repeat of national formula shortages experienced earlier this year, the company said. (Gibson, 10/14)

In other public health news –

CIDRAP: USDA proposes plan to reduce risk of salmonella in poultry products

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today proposed new rules that would support a strategy to reduce Salmonella contamination in poultry products to reduce foodborne illnesses. In a nutshell, the USDA is investigating whether certain levels or types of Salmonella in raw poultry products pose sufficient risk to be considered adulterants. In August, USDA’s FSIS announced it would declare Salmonella an adulterant in raw breaded and stuffed chicken products, which have been linked to as many as 14 foodborne illness outbreaks since 2018. (Schnirring, 10/14)

Statistic: US grocery chains fail to stop overuse of antibiotics in meat supply chains

Amid growing concerns over antibiotic resistance, a new report reveals that a dozen major grocery chains in the United States are largely failing to take the necessary steps to prevent the spread of so-called superbugs down the chain. food supply. (Silverman, 10/14)

In the mental health news —

Roll call: youth mental health advocates renew calls to action

More than 130 national and state children’s groups are calling on the Biden administration to do more to address youth mental health, including issuing an emergency statement on the issue — the latest amplification of the severity of the crisis. youth mental health. (Raman, 10/14)

NBC News: Taking a break from the news can improve mental health, study finds

Researchers looked at how people were most able to deal with feelings of anxiety and depression during the height of the pandemic, and found that one of the most effective methods was taking breaks after the deluge of bad new. (Edwards, 10/14)

Fortune: the science behind why you need a hobby to boost your brain health and self-esteem

When Dr. Ken Duckworth, chief medical officer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and author of You Are Not Alone, interviewed 130 people with mental health issues for his new book, he found a common thread running through many of his Respondents: They used hobbies as a way to manage their stress and mental health. One person interviewed by Duckworth started playing the drums to calm down and felt the rhythmic aspect engaged him, while another enjoyed the playful nature of regularly saving up with a friend: one of they were looking for motorcycle parts while the other was looking for baseball cards. . (Mikhail, 10/16)

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