The 10 largest multi-state food poisoning outbreaks of 2012 poisoned 1,071 people in 45 states. Various strains of just three pathogens- Salmonella, E.coli and Listeriawere the cause of the 10 largest multi-state foodborne illness outbreaks, based on the total number of people sickened. Six of them were caused by Salmonella, three byE.coli and one by Listeria. These dangerous bacteria made their way into unsuspecting consumers through a variety of food sources including meat, cheese, fish, peanut butter, fruit and vegetables. Three of the foods; tuna, cheese and mangoes were imported. Five of the food sources: cantaloupe, ground beef, spinach and spring mix, clover sprouts, and peanut butter, were produced domestically. (The specific food source for two of the outbreaks was not determined.)
As is the case with all reported food poisoning outbreaks, the reported number of people s…
Central Pacific Ocean island of Kiritimati (Christmas Island) first to usher in the New Year Sydney saw 2013 at 1pm GMT, with some 1.5 million people attending the city's events The increasingly democratic Myanmar - also known as Burma - celebrated with its first ever public countdown Moscow's Red Square was filled with spectators as fireworks exploded near the Kremlin to welcome the new year Multicolored fireworks danced up and down the world's tallest building - the Burj Khalifa - in Dubai The festive mood in New Delhi has been marred by the death of a young rape victim on Saturday More than 1 million people will pack into New York's streets for the traditional crystal ball drop in Times Square American Samoa will be the last place on Earth to herald in the New Year on Tuesday at 11am GMT
Sydney's skyline erupted with exploding fireworks in the first major celebration of 2013, extravagant displays lit up Hong Kong and Beijing, and increasingly democratic Burma, also known as Myanmar, joined the party for the first time in almost five decades.
Asia welcomed the New Year on a grand scale, partying with renewed optimism despite the so-called fiscal cliff threatening to reverberate globally from the United States and the tattered economies of Europe, where the party was expected to be a bit more subdued.
Celebrations were planned around the world, culminating in the U.S. with the crystal ball drop in New York City's Times Square. One million people are expected to cram into the area for the countdown.
Recently, IMO asked a question that has stumped some of the World's premier authorities on mangoes.
Will you help us with your input?
To the best of your knowledge, could you send us a list of the World's Largest Mango Plantations? We are looking for several categories: 1) Acreage planted with mango trees. 2) Actual number of Trees. 3) Actual number of Trees by Cultivar.
So far, we have identified Diazteca in Mexico with 800 hectares:
and an operation in Western Australia with 120,000 mango trees that recently changed hands: