Foodborne illness or food poisoning is caused by consuming food contaminated with pathogenic bacteria, toxins, viruses, prions or parasites. Such contamination usually arises from improper handling, preparation or storage of food. Foodborne illness can also be caused by adding pesticides or medicines to food, or by accidentally consuming naturally poisonous substances like poisonous mushrooms or reef fish. ...


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... Gastritis is not a single disease, but means inflammation of the stomach lining. Gastritis can be caused by drinking too much alcohol, prolonged use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), o...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

FDA Issues Advisory on Star Anise "Teas"
... The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today is advising consumers not to consume "teas" brewed from star anise. It has come to FDA’s attention that brewed "teas" containing star anise have been assoc...
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration


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