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DIET AND NUTRITION

Brothers Who Knowingly Sold Contaminated Peanut Butter Remain In Prison

Brothers Stewart and Michael Parnell remain in federal custody. They were unsuccessful with their requests for “compassionate release” under the First Step Act, the federal prison reform act that became law ahead of the COVID-19 crisis.

100 Sick After Eating At Arby’s

EAT THIS, NOT THAT – When we choose to eat out — whether at a fast-food chain restaurant or a nice sit-down dining experience — we’re placing a large amount of trust in the staff and in the food they’re serving. We assume they are following all health-related guidelines and maintaining a clean working environment as they prepare and serve our food. Unfortunately, sometimes a restaurant comes up a bit short, even if training...

Food Poisoning Costs China $30B A Year: World Bank

The cost of foodborne diseases in terms of human capital productivity loss in China is estimated at more than $30 billion per year, almost 50 percent of the total economic burden of foodborne infections in Asia, according to the World Bank.

Beef Products From China Rejected By USDA

1,600 pounds of Chinese-style hot pot base products containing beef tallow have. been recalled. The products were imported from the People’s Republic of China, a country ineligible to export beef to the United States.

Junk Food Preservative Harms Immune System: Study

EWG’s analysis of ToxCast data showed that the preservative tert-butylhydroquinone, or TBHQ, has been found to harm the immune system both in both animal tests and in non-animal tests known as high-throughput in vitro toxicology testing.

Dozens Sick After Eating At Subway; Thousands of Locations Close

Dozen people have come down sick after eating at Subway restaurants rececently, including "nearly 25" in s single Idaho location.

McDonald’s App Openly Targets 4-Year-Olds

As childhood obesity rates hit all-time highs, food brands spend billions on advertising to turn kids into lifetime consumers of fat, sugar, salt, and nutrient-deprived junk food  Nov 8, 2020 Business Insider – Popular child influencers are generating millions of impressions for fast food and candy brands in YouTube videos targeted at kids, a report in the Pediatrics journal has found. Videos of children playing with McDonald's toys and pretending to work at drive-thrus could potentially reach...

Vegans, Meat Lovers Square Off On ‘National Vegan Day’

FOOD SAFETY NEWS | OPINION – Jared Polis is governor of Colorado. He is an interesting fellow. We called him to the attention of readers of Food Safety News when he was serving in Congress because of his association with the Food Freedom movement. Turn the clock back to 2015 when then-Congressman Polis, D-CO, was a proud member of the Food Freedom Caucus led by Rep. Thomas Massie, R-KY. They campaigned for national raw milk bills...

What’s Really In Subway’s Tuna?

Subway’s tuna is “made from a mixture of various concoctions that do not constitute tuna, yet have been blended together by defendants to imitate the appearance of tuna,” court documents claim.

Old-School Kitchen Gadget ($1) Prevents Deadly Food Poisoning

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – Lancaster Foods LLC is recalling processed butternut squash items because they may be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogene. "The most common symptoms of invasive gastroenteritis due to Listeria monocytogenes are fever, diarrhea, arthromyalgia , and headache." – American Federation for Medical Research This recall comes after two other butternut squash product recalls from Pero Family Farms Co. LLC and Publix Super Markets Inc. because of possible Listeria contamination. There has been no confirmation as...

Professor Insists These 3 Nutrients Can Beat Covid

As we head into the holiday season and keep an eye on COVID-19 cases this upcoming winter, now is a great time to strengthen our immune systems to combat the virus. According to Associate Professor of dietetics and nutrition Cristina Palacios, supplements and foods rich in certain vitamins and minerals are crucial.

McDonald’s Finally Gives Up On These Failed Menu Items

"Killing salads and other less popular, healthy items has helped McDonald's speed up drive-thru times by nearly 30 seconds over the past year." Business Insider – In 2020, McDonald's gave up pretending to be healthy. The McWrap disappeared back in 2016. Then, in late March, McDonald's announced it was slashing less popular menu items, including salads, grilled chicken, and yogurt. The change was supposed to be a temporary move during the pandemic, but nine months later...

Vegans To Kamala: No More Cheeseburgers

VegNews – This week, a petition to urge Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to go vegan for 31 days for the month of January was launched by JIVINITI Women’s Coalition. The petition calls upon Harris to sign up for the Million Dollar Vegan 31-day challenge to promote the benefits of a plant-based diet during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic ...  In addition, the coalition has penned an open letter to the incoming administration detailing a multi-pronged approach...

“PB & J Café” Sparks Outrage Over Namesake Ingredient

Nov 30, 2020  Boston Globe – Peanut butter and jelly are a perfect match, most would agree. But the pairing of a new PB&J cafe and a children’s museum has sparked calls for quick separation. The Boston Children’s Museum and an adjacent storefront and cafe responded to a cascade of comments this weekend from parents on Facebook, many expressing concerns that children with peanut allergies would be accidentally exposed to the eatery’s namesake dish: peanut butter...

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