Why Does the Quaker Oats Company Hide Ingredient Information from Dietitians?

Why Does the Quaker Oats Company Hide Ingredient Information from Dietitians?

As part of our spring cleaning, we’ve been going over brochures from professional trade shows we’ve attended in the past year. One of them is a little booklet that was handed to dietitians by the Quaker Oats Company at the … Continue reading

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Do it Pistachio Style

Do it Pistachio Style

On the advertising front, Superbowls are a known nutrition atrocities. We’ve written in the past about our longing for a kale commercial during the big game. Yesterday we came as close as could be to a healthy food getting 30 … Continue reading

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Going Nuts? Celebrate World Pistachio Day

Going Nuts? Celebrate World Pistachio Day

  Today, February 26th, is World Pistachio Day. Here are a few facts about this delicious nut. 1. The pistachio nut comes from the pistachio tree, native to western Asia – Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, and western Afghanistan. 2. Pistachios reached … Continue reading

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Infuriating – Factory Shipped Tainted Pistachios Knowingly

Infuriating – Factory Shipped Tainted Pistachios Knowingly

Image by AFP/Getty Images via Daylife The pistachio salmonella recall of March could have been avoided had Setton, the California based processor, taken proper corrective action. Recap: On the heels of the peanut butter recalls of January, March became pistachio … Continue reading

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Pistachio Recall – Handled Better than Expected

Pistachio Recall – Handled Better than Expected

Image via Wikipedia Are the FDA and the Food Industry taking a more proactive role in protecting the public from food-borne pathogens? If we’re to judge by the handling of the current pistachio recall, compared to the peanut recall just … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again? Salmonella in 1,000,000 Lbs. of Pistachios

Here We Go Again? Salmonella in 1,000,000 Lbs. of Pistachios

Is the massive peanut recall (still ongoing) replaying itself, this time with pistachios? Could be. Last night, the FDA issued a consumer alert, warning consumers that The FDA and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) are investigating Salmonella contamination … Continue reading

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From ADA Expo:  Pistachios & Whole Grain for Heart Health; Double Action Iron Pills

From ADA Expo: Pistachios & Whole Grain for Heart Health; Double Action Iron Pills

A quick roundup of this morning’s news from the American Dietetic Association’s Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Chicago this week. Eating Whole Grains Lowers Heart Failure (HF) Risk, According To New Study: In a new study researchers observed … Continue reading

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