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From Texas Standard:

Have you ever pulled something out of the fridge only to see that it expired a week ago? Or did it? A 2017 Food and Drug Administration survey of U.S. consumers found that less than half could determine the difference between the terms “Sell By,” “Use By” and “Best If Used By.” To end the confusion, some industry regulators are urging producers to standardize the meaning of these terms.

All the food preparation and consumption during the holidays unfortunately make a perfect opportunity for food poisoning if we’re not careful. In today’s installment of KERA’s Vital Signs, dietitian Emily Hein of the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano shares tips for food safety, beginning with one of the major sources of foodborne illness – cross contamination.

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Texas officials have given final approval to allowing low-level radioactive waste from 38 states to be brought to a Texas burial dump near the New Mexico border.

State lawmakers had already approved bringing the waste to the Texas site. The Texas Low-Level Radioactive Compact Commission voted unanimously Friday to approve final rule changes.

Environmentalists say trucking the waste on state highways is dangerous and fear the burial site could lead to underground water contamination.