How Dangerous is Cookie Dough?

How Dangerous is Cookie Dough?

The USDA is warning Americans not to consume raw cookie dough. Here is the tweet that came out on “National Homemade Cookie Day” a few months ago: Drop that spoon! Raw cookie dough contains uncooked eggs that can make you … Continue reading

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Why Must We Refrigerate Eggs While Europe Doesn’t?

Why Must We Refrigerate Eggs While Europe Doesn’t?

A great little piece on eggs has been circulating in social media in the past few weeks, explaining why the US is one of the the only countries in the world that refrigerates eggs. Refrigeration sounds like a smart thing … Continue reading

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The Dangers Lurking in Your Spice Rack

The Dangers Lurking in Your Spice Rack

So you like to spice things up. That’s good. Spices make food taste better. They usually come with additional health benefits.  They can help decrease sodium consumption. But, according to the FDA, some imported spices are also full of harmful … Continue reading

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The Top 3 Reasons for Food Recalls Are…

The Top 3 Reasons for Food Recalls Are…

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS. The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that food companies inform the agency about any food (for both humans and animals) they have manufactured and released for sale that has … Continue reading

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Pink Slime, Rejected by McDonald’s, Goes to School Lunches Instead

Pink Slime, Rejected by McDonald’s, Goes to School Lunches Instead

How’s this for taking care of our kids? McDonald’s refuses to put a dubious meat by product into its burgers, but the government orders 7 million  pounds of “Pink Slime” for its school lunch program. The pink slime is a … Continue reading

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Salmonella Posioning Won’t Go Away

Salmonella Posioning Won’t Go Away

Sources of Salmonella Poisoning The CDC has just published a report on food safety, zooming in on Salmonella. In the past 15 years, the government and food industry have NOT been able to reduce the number of incidents of poisoning … Continue reading

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Half a Billion Eggs Recalled. 5 Tips to Play It Safe

Half a Billion Eggs Recalled. 5 Tips to Play It Safe

With 3 recalls in just 2 weeks, this summer salmonella fest has got to be one of the biggest food safety scares of 2010.   And since nobody is saying this is over yet, there could be more cases reported … Continue reading

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Another Food Recall Hurricane On the Way?

Another Food Recall Hurricane On the Way?

Last year it was peanut butter. Before that – tomatoes. It seems like every year there’s one major food recall that really shakes the system. Last week the FDA notified the public about another recall hurricane, this time for various … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports: Most of Us Buy Dirty Chickens

Consumer Reports: Most of Us Buy Dirty Chickens

From the upcoming January edition of Consumer Reports Magazine, disheartening news about the pathogen content of broiler chickens. More than 60% were infected with either salmonella or campylobacter. If this makes you sad, at least it’s an improvement over 2007, … Continue reading

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Wishlist for the New FDA Boss

Wishlist for the New FDA Boss

Image via Wikipedia The FDA has served as a punching bag for this blog and other critics for a long time. In retrospect, deservedly so. Weakness in the face of the food industry, revolving doors of top personnel and corporate … Continue reading

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