Thanksgiving Fire Prevention Tips
Posted in Accident & Injury, Health & Wellness on November 23, 2015
[caption id="attachment_4182" align="alignright" width="300"] Cooking is the number one cause of home fires.[/caption] For many Americans, the best part about Thanksgiving is sitting down to a delicious home-cooked holiday dinner with friends and family. Unfortunately, cooking is the number one cause of home fires and the greatest number of them occur on Thanksgiving Day. The...
Hidden Ingredients in Food and Weight Loss Supplements
Posted in Health & Wellness on July 10, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use several weight loss products sold on various websites and in some retail stores. These fraudulent products can cause serious injury or even death. “These products are masquerading as dietary supplements—they may look like dietary supplements but they are not legal...
Memorial Day Safety Tips
Posted in Accident & Injury on May 23, 2014
Like many of you, at Elk & Elk, we’re looking forward to celebrating Memorial Day weekend with family and friends. Whether you’re travelling out of state, down the road, or even enjoying a “stay-cation” at home, here are some important safety tips. Highway Safety Tips Pay attention. Distracted driving puts everyone at risk. Avoid...
You Are What You Eat
Posted in Health & Wellness on January 28, 2014
FDA proposes new guidelines for nutrition labels Making healthy choices at the grocery store may soon get a bit easier. The FDA announced that it will focus on updating nutrition labels this year. The details have not been made public yet, but nutrition experts are hopeful that the new labels will be more straightforward....
Thanksgiving Dinner Safety
Posted in Accident & Injury on November 7, 2013
The last thing you need with a house full of relatives is food poisoning or other holiday disasters. With a little preparation, your Thanksgiving feast can be fun, safe event. Remember that turkeys can carry salmonella and other harmful bacteria. Be sure to wash your hands, utensils and other surfaces that come into contact...
Pet Food Recall Due to Salmonella
Posted in Health & Wellness on August 15, 2013
Procter and Gamble has issued a recall of several types of pet foods for dogs and cats, citing an increased risk of salmonella poisoning. The FDA reports that salmonella bacteria can affect not only the animals eating the contaminated food, but also people who handle it or come into contact with exposed surfaces. According...
Multi-state Listeria Outbreak
Posted in Health & Wellness on July 8, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that one person has died and at least four more have been hospitalized due a listeria infection, including a pregnant woman who suffered a miscarriage. The outbreak has been linked to cheese distributed by the Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Company based in Waterloo, Wisconsin. The cheeses were...
Warning for Meat Tenderized with Needles
Posted in Health & Wellness on June 12, 2013
Some grocers sell cuts of meat that have been mechanically tenderized. Now, that may sound no different than machines wielding spikey meat-tenderizing hammers (like the one we all have shoved somewhere in the back of a kitchen drawer.) But for the food industry, the industrial method of meat tenderizing involves piercing the meat –...
Ohio personal injury attorneys: Do you think your food is safer?
Posted in Accident & Injury on April 11, 2013
Is your food safer now than it was in 2001? That’s a question we all should think about every time we eat out or prepare a meal. And the answer depends on who you ask. According to separate studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Center for Science...
Stay informed about food recalls
Posted in Health & Wellness on October 5, 2012
Foodborne illnesses kill more than 3,000 people each year in the United States. One in six Americans become sick from a foodborne illness annually. With numbers like that, it’s no wonder that food recalls are on the rise and awareness of the issue seems to be rising, as well. Food recalls in the United...