Proposed packaging for Cisco fortified wine should stop consumers from mistaking it for a wine cooler, federal officials say. Cisco is 20-percent alcohol, nearly three times that of wine coolers. Canandaigua Wine Co. of Canandaigua, N.Y., agreed to make changes after Surgeon General Antonia Novello held a news conference last month to decry the wine, which has been linked to alcohol poisoning in teenagers.
EGGS AND SALMONELLA
Here's why health experts keep telling you to be careful when preparing dishes containing eggs. A preliminary U.S. Department of Agriculture review indicates that eggs were to blame for 18 of 66 reported human outbreaks last year of Salmonella enteritidis (SE), a potentially lethal form of food poisoning. "When using eggs in recipes, the core of the food should reach 165 degrees, the temperature at which eggs are thoroughly cooked," the agency says.