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DIET AND NUTRITION

Guess What Else Is Sneaking Across The Border From Mexico? Beef

40 tons of smuggled beef sent directly to stores without inspection |  12 different cuts of beef subject to recall due to "re-inspection problem," according to Food Safety News  June 17, 2020 Food Safety News – More than 83,000 pounds of raw beef products from a Nicaraguan company are under recall by a Texas company because they were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States. La Bodega Meat LLC, a Farmers Branch, based in Texas listed...

We’re Junk-Food Binging During Virus Pandemic

COVID-19 exacerbates obesity in the United States . . . and vice versa | June 22, 2020 | OPINION By Ksenia Epanchina for Food Safety News | After WHO declared the COVID-19 pandemic, people all over the world were told to stay at home under quarantine in order to reduce the spread of the virus. Stress, associated with cardinal change of lifestyle and daily activities has emotional consequences, and reactions to it can be different depending on numerous factors. One...

Millions Of Americans Unwittingly Eat Chinese Pork

“ actual safety record.” – Organic Consumers Association  InvestigateMidwest.com – A consumer group is suing one the largest pork producers over allegations that the company falsely advertises its products as the “safest” in the U.S. The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) filed a civil suit May 20 against Smithfield Foods, Inc., claiming they use practices that contribute to the creation of widespread diseases. The group is seeking to stop its ‘false’ advertising and marketing. Some of the practices include...

Boat Owner Makes 14-Hour Costco Trip To Feed Neighbors, Family

May 17, 2020 | CNN – Now that's one helluva Costco run. A grocer in a remote Alaskan region that's only accessible by boat or plane is going above and beyond to keep his small city fed during the coronavirus pandemic. Toshua Parker, owner of Icy Strait Wholesale in Gustavus, has been making a weekly boat trip with his staff to Juneau, the state's capital 50 miles away, to restock on essential food and supplies at Costco. It...

Closed Farmers Markets Cut Access To Locally Raised Food

DETROIT (AP) — For a dozen years, Johnny Gyergyou has sold meat, poultry, and eggs from his Berlin Township livestock farm at Eastern Market in Detroit. Lately, he's been staying home as fear of the COVID-19 virus has kept thousands of shoppers away from the popular venue northeast of downtown. "The crowds are small and there aren't many vendors," said Gyergyou, adding that it's just not cost-effective to haul the loads 33 miles to Detroit where...

Burger King Ad Banned Due To ‘Unsuitable’ Condiment

Vegans freak out over this one 'unsuitable' burger topping | BK ads banned for saying 'Rebel Whopper' is okay for vegans | The Independent – A series of Burger King advertisements have been banned for incorrectly claiming that the Rebel Whopper is suitable for vegans and vegetarians. According to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), a number of customers complained that three of Burger King’s adverts, published on the company’s social media accounts in January 2020, were “misleading”. The...

China’s Appalling Food Safety Record

"China has grown into the third-biggest supplier of foreign food to the U.S., behind Canada and Mexico." – David Ortega, Michigan State University, Sep 2, 2019 "The country has had an appalling food safety record over the past decade." – South China Morning Post, Mar 16, 2019 While there's no basis for believing you'll get COVID-19 from eating Chinese food, reports that the virus likely originated in food markets in Wuhan are causing many U.S. consumers to re-examine the safety...

Is It Safe To Get Takeout?

Top coronavirus questions answered CNN, March 20, 2020 Is it safe to get takeout from restaurants? Yes, but you may want to wipe down the packaging and containers, just in case. There’s no evidence to suggest coronavirus is transmitted through food, the CDC says. It’s generally spread through respiratory droplets. But it’s a good idea to disinfect the takeout containers and wash your hands afterward, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said. He stressed that coronavirus is...

Jimmy John’s Safe Again? FDA Not Saying

Unclear if Jimmy John’s still implicated in outbreak; FDA posts new public notice By News Desk on March 18, 2020 Food Safety News – Having originally reported that an outbreak was linked to clover sprouts used by Jimmy John’s restaurants, the FDA now says the E. coli outbreak is related to products from Chicago Indoor Garden that were distributed to Whole Foods, Coosemans and other entities. The new public recommendation posted yesterday by the Food and Drug Administration informs consumers about a...

Untold Health Risks Of Eating Bananas

Feb 7, 2020 Food Revolution Network – While bananas have a lot of potential benefits to offer, there are also a few downsides to be aware of. Health: A few people report experiencing headaches after eating a lot of bananas. This may be related to a compound called tyramine, derived from the amino acid tyrosine. Anecdotally, the link between eating bananas and experiencing headaches seems to be more common among people who are prone to headaches and migraines in...

Raw Milk? Or Raw Deal? State May Okay Unpasteurized Milk Sales With Labels

Legislators approve on-the-farm raw milk sales with warning labels By Dan Flynn on February 28, 2020 Food Safety News – The Kansas Senate, on a 37-3 vote, has sent the House a bill permitting on-the-farm sales of raw milk with the requirement it is sold with a warning label because the product is not pasteurized. it is expected to pass the House and remove for this year the possibility that Kansas would ban raw milk sales entirely. The state has...

Jimmy John’s Leftovers: “Do Not Eat It, Throw It Away”

Jimmy John’s quickly changes menu after being named in yet another E. coli outbreak |  By Coral Beach, Feb 26, 2020 |  Food Safety News – Federal officials are warning the public about a new E. coli outbreak traced to clover sprouts on sandwiches from Jimmy John’s restaurants. More than a dozen people across five states have been confirmed as infected. According to today’s warning from the Food and Drug Administration Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and...

Jimmy John’s Put On Notice For Poison Food; Is Subway Next?

“ onion chicken teriyaki sandwich. I started feeling sick an hour after finishing my food. I have been vomiting and having diarrhea for 5 hrs. ” – Reported at Subway, Wade Green Road, Kennesaw, GA by Iwaspoisoned.com User, Feb 25, 2020 Millions of Americans daily eat at chains such at Subway (with more global outlets than any other fast-food brand) and Jimmy John's. After years of warnings and countless reports of food poisoning, will these companies finally...

They Won’t Be Going To Jimmy John’s Again

Saint Louis University students go to Jimmy John’s, get something that was NOT on the menu  February 21, 2020 Food Safety News – As many as 14 students from Saint Louis University (SLU) have reported suffering from food poisoning after eating at a local Jimmy John’s, as reported by The University News, an SLU student publication. The Jimmy John’s, located within walking distance of the SLU campus, was closed by the St. Louis City Health Department on...

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