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  • Simple Tasks Help Protect Your Credit
  • Released: March 23, 2015

    In a world where data breaches, credit card fraud and identity theft are becoming more common, consumers should consider ways to protect themselves. Elizabeth Kiss, faculty member in Kansas State University’s Department of Family Studies and Human Services, said with mega data breaches coming from entities such as retail stores, insurance providers and restaurant chains, someone could more easily gain access to personal financial information that consumers have legitimately shared with companies.


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  • Towels Top Kitchen Contamination Hazards List
  • Released: March 18, 2015

    Although only 9 percent of reported foodborne illness outbreaks occur in the home, scientists estimate the actual number of incidents is much higher. Research shows a leading cause of cross contamination within the home is actually an object associated with cleaning, the kitchen towel.


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  • Poultry Owners Should be Vigilant in Watching for Signs of Avian Influenza
  • Released: March 13, 2015

    Poultry owners should be aware that there is currently an outbreak of the H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) associated with the migratory bird flyways in the United States, said Kansas State University animal scientist Scott Beyer.


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  • Meat and Poultry Recalls: What Food Firms and Investors Should Know
  • Released: March 10, 2015

    Food safety is top-of-mind among many consumers and producers of food. It is also a continuum, because the more a food firm spends on effective technologies and protocols to ensure safe food, the greater chance the foods are protected against contamination.
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