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DIET AND NUTRITION

Dead Lizard In Salad Shocks Restaurant Patron

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – Local media in the Seattle area are reporting the a woman found a dead lizard in her restaurant salad. Maniza Qureshi reported the incident to Seattle & King County Public Health after the shocking experience with a lunchtime salad from an Evergreens restaurant. “No other complaints of foreign items in the salad have been received by this location. Based on the items placed in the salad, it is possible that the lizard came...

People Keep Dying From Chicken Nuggets

IN THIS POST:  $1M in fines after nitrogen kills 6 Georgia poultry plant workers Tyson recalls  9 million pounds of chicken for listeria risk Five feared to have died eating chicken contaminated with salmonella  Diets including chicken nuggets, instant soups could contribute to early death Sick after eating chicken nuggets? What you need to know. A much healthier pre-cooked chicken option  $1M in fines after nitrogen kills 6 at Georgia poultry plant By JEFF AMY Associated...

Buy Sandwich At Gas Station?

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – LSG Sky Chefs is recalling its Chicken Salad Sandwich because of a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The chicken used in this product is subject to a national recall issued by Tyson Foods. On July 3, the Dexter, MO, unit of Tyson Foods recalled 8.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. LSG Sky Chefs produces the recalled Chicken Salad Sandwiches for Circle K stores in...

Walmart Customers Turn Up Noses At McD’s

EAT THIS, NOT THAT! – As summer rolls along, fewer and fewer reminders of the pandemic remain at supermarkets across the country. Like other major retailers, Walmart has eased some of its COVID-19 restrictions, including its mask mandate and shorter store hours. Much has changed in the past year at Walmart, and we're starting to get our first glimpse of what the new "normal" could look like at America's largest grocery chain. There are several things that...

Subway Going All Out To Regain Its Reputation

CNN Business – After years of declining sales, Subway is hoping to reintroduce itself to customers and convince them to give its sandwiches a shot. Next week, Subway restaurants across the country will unveil an updated menu designed to improve items across the board. The chain says the move is the biggest menu change in its history. The revamp includes new recipes for the chain's Italian and multigrain breads, as well as new sandwich toppings. The chain...

Why Do People Continue To Eat Rare Hamburgers?

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – Growing up in South Carolina, Independence Day was fraught with danger. Most years we spent the holiday at my Aunt Debbie’s timeshare condo in Myrtle Beach. The condo was on a golf course, and my brothers and I spent the days scavenging balls from the ponds and dodging errant shots from our would-be customers. We rode to and from the beach without seatbelts, in the back of a station wagon,...

Fecal Parasites Keep Showing Up In US Produce

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – The increasing prevalence of a foodborne parasite has spurred the FDA to develop an action plan for dealing with Cyclospora contamination, with a special focus on fresh produce. The Food and Drug Administration unveiled the plan yesterday, July 1, referencing the first known contamination in U.S. produce in 2018, as well as an outbreak that year traced to McDonald’s salads. However, a statement issued with the plan does not mention a recall...

Pinterest Bans ALL Weight Loss Ads

Pinterest on Thursday announced that it will ban all advertisements related to weight loss from its platform in an effort to prevent content that could encourage unhealthy or disordered eating habits.

Disqualified Olympic Prospect Blames Bad Burrito

THE NEW YORK TIMES – Years of training and preparation to reach the Tokyo Olympics are out the window for Shelby Houlihan, an American runner, because of a positive drug test. She says a pork burrito is to blame. The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld a four-year suspension that took effect on Monday for Houlihan, who holds American records for 1,500- and 5,000-meter races and tested positive for the anabolic steroid nandrolone. The court’s move...

GMO Salmon Producers Find Giant Loophole In US Labeling Laws

Biotech company AquaBounty Technologies Inc. announced that it is harvesting several tons of genetically modified salmon, which will soon be sold at restaurants and other “away-from-home” dining retailers around the country where the federal GMO labeling law does not apply.

Asian Seafood Exports Treated With Carbon Monoxide

Food safety officials in Belgium seized almost 80,000 tons of tuna in the course of a few months in 2020. More than 90 percent of non-compliant products were imported from Asia.

Mushrooms (Any Kind) Lower Cancer Risk

When specific cancers were examined, the researchers noted the strongest associations for breast cancer as individuals who regularly ate mushrooms had a significantly lower risk of breast cancer.

One Brand Is The Self-Proclaimed Champion Of Junk Food

Just 37% of Nestlé's consumer food and beverage products meet international health standards.

“Microbial Loads Off The Charts”

EATDRINKBETTER – Meal kits like those provided by companies like Purple Carrot, Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, Plated, SunBasket, and more promote a lot of things we stand behind: high-quality ingredients, reducing food waste, and helping people learn to cook (or at least cook at home, while following a very detailed recipe). We love all of these things about meal kits, but there are few things NOT to love too. A new study reveals some...

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