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Food Companies Seeking “Perfect Wash” For Salad Greens

The Los Angeles Times /California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting (1/30, Schoch) reports that “food companies headquartered in the Salinas Valley…are rushing to find the ‘perfect wash’” for salad greens. One product, T-128, “a new industrial salad wash additive,” helps to “reduce the risk of bacteria spreading from leaf to leaf during washing, says… Read more »

Infinity Pulls Plug On Pancreatic Cancer Drug Trial

Reuters (1/27, Basu) reported Infinity Pharmaceuticals has stopped a mid-stage trial of an experimental pancreatic cancer medicine known as saridegib because a preliminary analysis showed that patients receiving placebo plus an anti-cancer chemotherapy treatment survived longer than those on saridegib and chemotherapy. The trial included some 122 patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer who did not… Read more »

Chocolate Consumption May Stave Off Bowel Cancer

The UK’s Daily Mail (1/26, Whitelocks) reports, “Eating chocolate could stave off bowel cancer, say scientists.” Research on rats “found having daily doses of cocoa reduced the risk of developing the disease.” According to the Daily Mail, “It is believed that the study, published in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, is the first to suggest… Read more »