A Popcorn Trans-Fat Trap

A Popcorn Trans-Fat Trap

You would think that 7 years after trans fat labeling became mandatory, no products manufacturer would dare use partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats) in their products anymore. According to the FDA, there has been a steep decrease in trans-fats across … Continue reading

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NuVal Nutrition Ratings Added to Texas Grocery Chain

NuVal Nutrition Ratings Added to Texas Grocery Chain

Nuval, the nutrition rating system that scores product from 0-100, announced this week the addition of a fourth supermarket chain as a partner – United Supermarkets, LLC of Lubbock, Texas, which operates 50 stores under the United Supermarkets, Market Street, … Continue reading

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NuVal Nutrition Scoring Lands at Meijer Supermarkets

NuVal Nutrition Scoring Lands at Meijer Supermarkets

Meijer is rolling out what it hopes will be another helpful means for consumers to assess the nutritional quality of foods at the supermarket. NuVal assigns a score of 0-100 to food products based on a proprietary algorithm called ONQI … Continue reading

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Meijer Supermarket Chain Launches “Meijer Naturals” Product Line

Meijer Supermarket Chain Launches “Meijer Naturals” Product Line

Starting this Sunday, Meijer is offering health conscious consumers a new line of store brand products called “Meijer Naturals”. In a press release, Meijer detailed its gameplan: [Meijer Naturals] was created to provide a healthy and tasty alternative for customers … Continue reading

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What Parents Have Learned from the Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak

What Parents Have Learned from the Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak

In one sentence: Err on the side of caution – don’t buy a product with peanuts for the time being. If it hasn’t been recalled yet, it may be tomorrow. As parents and slightly paranoid consumers, when someone tells us … Continue reading

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Even More Upsetting: Factory Knowingly Shipped Contaminated Peanut Butter

Even More Upsetting: Factory Knowingly Shipped Contaminated Peanut Butter

More updates on the salmonella / peanut butter outbreak. According to USA Today: The government Tuesday accused the peanut butter manufacturer tied to a nationwide salmonella outbreak of shipping products in 2007 and 2008 after internal tests found bacterial contamination, … Continue reading

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Upsetting – The Salmonella Peanut Butter Plant is a Repeat Offender

Upsetting – The Salmonella Peanut Butter Plant is a Repeat Offender

The current salmonella / peanut butter crisis has caused 500 illnesses and 7 deaths, with more product recalls every day (see updated list at the bottom of this post). The New York Times reports that the processing facility in Georgia … Continue reading

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3 Comments on the Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak

3 Comments on the Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak

Is the FDA doing enough? Is the government, and more specifically the FDA, doing its best to protect us from poisoned food? With the resources at hand, maybe. But perhaps it’s not enough. Here’s why, based on the handling of … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Products Recall List Getting Longer

Peanut Butter Products Recall List Getting Longer

[Update: Jan 23 - 8 more recall notices ] [Update: Jan 21 - 7 more recall notices ] [Update: Jan 20 - 4 more recalls, including pet food!] As of late last night early late Wednesday morning night Friday morning, … Continue reading

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