Food Safety
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Cashews Recalled Due to Pieces of Glass

Snyder's-Lance, Inc. recalls some of its Emerald 100 Calories Pack Roasted & Salted Cashew Halves & Pieces due to small pieces of glass.

U.S. Beef Prices Hit Record Highs

Food Poisoning Could Lead to Suicidal Tendencies

Scientists finally confirmed that T. gondii could cause behavioral changes such as self-directed aggression and other psychiatric disorders including suicidal tendencies.

Doug Ducey

Arizona Governor Signs Bill Exempting Potlucks from Food Safety Rules

Arizona Governor Dough Ducey has signed a bill that exempts potlucks and school veggies from food safety rules, making eating dangerously highly possible in the state by the end of July this year. This bill makes non-commercial potluck social events legal, provided they are outside workplace.

Centers for Disease Control

Salmonella Infection Reaches CDC Lab

The CDC enhances its safety program in many ways including a prevention infographic that advises all of their workers to 'Leave the experiment inside the lab' in order to stay healthy outside the lab. However, the latest incident that occurs inside the center's laboratory may require CDC to consider its safety program once again

FDA

FDA Faces Lawsuit Over Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon

FDA is now facing a lawsuit due to its approval of Aquabounty's genetically engineered salmon. The plaintiffs, composed of various fishing and environmental groups, question the FDA's decision highlighting the possible dangers the GE fish could pose to wild salmon population.

Americans Attend Christmas Party At U.S. Embassy In Baghdad

Which is Safer: Rare or Medium Rare?

We thought tipping was the most questioned issue in restaurants, until we found medium-rare meat. Based on the USDA and culinary professionals, here's a guideline to cooking your steak!

Reduction In Food Stamps, High Food Prices Puts Pressure On Food Pantries

Most Food Cans Sold in the US, Canada Still Contain BPA

Environmental Defence, a Canadian-based group, says 18 out of 21 cans still contain the chemical BPA.

A baby, who drank tainted milk powders, receives type-B ultrasonic examination in a Hospital on September 17, 2008 in Wuhan of Hubei Province, China. A new study has found evidence that food poisoning results in augmented suicidal behavior.

Study Associates Food Poisoning to Augmented Suicidal Behavior

For long scientists have been working to find out the reasons that prompt an individual to end his/ her life. Now, findings of a recent study reveal that food poisoning is one of the causes behind increased suicidal behaviors. The study has established a correlation between food-borne parasites and mental or emotional problems endured by some people.

Greeks Continue Their Lives As They Struggle To Cope With Austerity Cuts After The Financial Crisis

Europol Seizes 10,000 Tons of Illicit Food and Drink

Counterfeit goods that include monkey meat, dead insects and sugar laced with fertilizer are among the illicit food and drink items seized by Interpol, Europol and multinational enforcement agencies. It is said to be the biggest global crackdown to date with more than 10,000 of these potentially dangerous goods confiscated.

A Manhattan restaurant rated with a Health Department 'A' grade is seen March 7, 2011 in New York City. Preliminary results from the initial six months of the city's new restaurant health grading system indicate that restaurants are taking steps to improv

Colorado To Hike Restaurant Inspection Fees In Exchange For Higher Grades, Uniform Checks

In the absence of inspection fee hikes on a regular basis to catch up with escalating costs, most restaurants usually don't get inspected frequently or properly. However, this is soon going to change for restaurants in Colorado, when inspections will henceforth be frequent and uniform.

Blue Bell Ice Cream is seen on shelves of an Overland Park grocery store prior to being removed on April 21, 2015 in Overland Park, Kansas. Blue Bell Creameries recalled all products following a Listeria contamination.

Blue Bell Discovers What Causes Listeria: 'Root Cause Assessment Reports' Provide Answers

Good news for the iconic Blue Bell ice cream aficionados. The company has started supplying its ice cream to a vast area in the southeast, counting almost all places south of New Mexico and extending to the two Carolinas. Although Blue Bell is yet to restore supplies of all the 66 flavors, which were available before the company was linked to a multi-state Listeria outbreak, which claimed three lives.

Trader Joe's Open New Store In Miami Area

Trader Joe's Recalls Chocolate Sticks Because Milk Was Not Included In the Label

Some Flavors of Trader Joe's chocolate sticks had to be recalled by the company because milk, one of the products' ingredients, was not mentioned on the label. Though not problematic to people who do not have any problems with milk consumption, the labeling error could prove worrisome for people with milk allergies or lactose intolerance.

Moves To Grow GM Crops In Britain Rejected By British MPs

GMO Labeling Update: Vermont Got Big Food Companies to Label GMOs

Over the previous week, several companies such as General Mills, Mars and Kellogg have reported plans to mark genetically modified items despite the fact that they don't believe it's a smart thought.

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow speaks during a news conference to discuss opposition to H.R. 1599 on August 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. H.R.1599, known as the 'Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK)

Major Food Corporations Agree To GMO Labeling, But to What Extent?

Contrary to the efforts of some of the biggest names in the food world, who have reportedly spend millions of dollars to avoid labeling that their products contain genetically engineered ingredients, from July 1, consumers will come to know of whether the packaged foods they are purchasing any genetically modified plants.

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Does Your Chocolate Contain Lead? Your Sweet Treats Might Be Killing You

Who doesn't love chocolates? It's one of the most popular foods all over the world. But health watchdog As You Sow released a report that says a dangerous amount of lead and cadmium are found in some popular chocolate brands.

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