food safety

Health Officials Warn People Not to Touch Contaminated Seafood at NYC Asian Markets

Health Officials Warn People Not to Touch Contaminated Seafood at NYC Asian Markets

A rare skin infection contracted through touching contaminated seafood has afflicted at least 30 people in the New York City area. Health officials are warning New Yorkers to avoid touching raw fish and

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Report Finds Shocking 97% of Supermarket Chicken Contaminated with Bacteria

Report Finds Shocking 97% of Supermarket Chicken Contaminated with Bacteria

 Photo © Shutterstock If you thought you were avoiding potential superbugs by buying organic chicken, you might want to reconsider your shopping list -- researchers at Consumer Reports have announced

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Bipartisan Deal Could End Government Shutdown Tonight, Prevent U.S. Default

Bipartisan Deal Could End Government Shutdown Tonight, Prevent U.S. Default

US Capitol photo from Shutterstock More than two weeks after disagreements over the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) forced a partial shutdown of the federal government, it appears that relief may

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Over 20,000 Kilograms of Fake Beef Seized in Xi’an, China

Over 20,000 Kilograms of Fake Beef Seized in Xi’an, China

Late last week police seized over 20,000 kilograms of fake beef in the Chinese city of Xi'an. Police said that the fake meat, which was made from pork and treated with chemical additives such as paraffin

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‘Pink Slime’ Makes a School Lunch Comeback in Seven U.S. States

‘Pink Slime’ Makes a School Lunch Comeback in Seven U.S. States

Kids are back in school - and so is the ground beef filler known as “pink slime.” Last year, thousands of U.S. schools rushed to stop feeding their students the ammonia-treated lean beef product. But

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LeftoverSwap is an App that Lets You Share Unwanted Food

LeftoverSwap is an App that Lets You Share Unwanted Food

No matter how valiant the attempt, sometimes it is just impossible to finish that last helping of casserole for dinner. Instead of letting perfectly good food languish in the fridge, the developers of

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rPETable: UK Company Makes First Ever 100% Recycled Food-Safe Plastic Products

rPETable: UK Company Makes First Ever 100% Recycled Food-Safe Plastic Products

UK company Invicta Group has become the first company in the world to make food-safe products from 100% recycled plastic bottles, containers, tubs and lids. Their new rPETable patented process focuses on

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“Pink Slime” Company Hits ABC News with $1.2 Billion Defamation Suit

“Pink Slime” Company Hits ABC News with $1.2 Billion Defamation Suit

Photo via Shutterstock Beef Products Inc., a South Dakota beef producer that produces what the industry calls “lean, finely textured beef” — a substance the rest of the world has taken

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Flame Retardants Found in Meat, Fish, and Peanut Butter

Flame Retardants Found in Meat, Fish, and Peanut Butter

Research published in Environmental Health Perspectives has confirmed some of our worst fears about food additives - hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), a brominated flame retardant used in polystyrene foams

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Sweden Announces BPA Ban in Children’s Food Packaging

Sweden Announces BPA Ban in Children’s Food Packaging

Just one month after the FDA rejected a proposal to ban Bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging, Sweden has announced that it will ban the chemical in food packaging intended for children under 3 years old.

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Judge Orders FDA To Regulate Antibiotic Use in Livestock

Judge Orders FDA To Regulate Antibiotic Use in Livestock

Since the 1970s, the Food and Drug Administration has known that widespread use of large quantities of antibiotics on healthy livestock contributes to the ongoing health problem of antibiotic-resistant

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Consumer Reports Finds Unsafe Levels of Arsenic in Apple Juice

Consumer Reports Finds Unsafe Levels of Arsenic in Apple Juice

An apple a day keeps the doctor away - but you may want to steer clear of apple juice, as a new study by Consumer Reports shows that many juice brands contain unsafe levels of arsenic. Although federal

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Genetically Modified Foods May Cause Sterility in Future Generations

Genetically Modified Foods May Cause Sterility in Future Generations

These days most of what is on grocery store shelves has been engineered to taste and look a certain way. Countless researchers are currently at work trying to figure out what effects these modified

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