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#Doctor, could you comment on these topics to the #media today?

>> Largest health care worker strike in U.S. history

>> Food manufacturers get updated guidance to prevent cross-contamination

The Med & Mic™ 10.4.23

MED NEWS blog post from Dr. Maria ON Speaking, LLC

Kaiser Permanente Strike

In the largest health care worker strike in American history, 75,000 Kaiser Permanente workers and support staff across the country plan to walk off the job. The walkout is to protest inadequate staffing and pay. The union is demanding across-the-board raises and improved staffing over the next four years. Hospitals, emergency departments, and other health facilities will remain open despite the strike. Kaiser says it will enact contingency plans. Staffing agencies may fill shifts, and non-emergency appointments and procedures could be delayed or rescheduled. (Source: USA Today, K. Alltucker, 10.2.23)

FDA Updates Allergen Guidance for Manufacturers

To help food facilities comply with requirements for good manufacturing practices, the FDA has updated its guidance to prevent cross-contact between major food allergens in manufacturing facilities. Labeling errors are the reason for most FDA food allergen recalls. The new guidance calls for monitoring and verifying that allergens are properly declared and that labels are correct. (Source: Healio, R. Gawel, 10.3.23)

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