You don't want to ruin the start of your new year by blasting the cork off a bottle of champagne and hitting either yourself or someone else in the eye. Incorrect popping of champagne corks is one of the most common holiday-related eye hazards, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
A recent multi-state outbreak of E. coli was not caused by raw eggs or dairy products, but instead to raw flour in prepackaged cookie dough, according to new research published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.
When Consumer Reports tested 88 samples of apple juice and grape juice for lead and arsenic, we not only measured levels of total arsenic, but we also conducted additional tests to identify what forms of arsenic were present or detected in those juice samples, which were purchased in August and September 2011 in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut by Consumer Reports staffers.
A new federally funded study of more than 200 pregnant women receiving prenatal care in the New Hampshire area reports a link between rice consumption and elevated levels of arsenic in urine, suggesting that “many people in the United States may be exposed to potentially harmful levels of arsenic through rice consumption,” according to the study led by researchers at Dartmouth’s Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Center.
Front Row Produce of St. Louis MO, has recalled its 10-ounce pint and 10-pound bulk grape tomatoes, supplied by Rio Queen Citrus because of potential Salmonella contamination, the Food and Drug Administration announced today.
Findings of a Consumer Reports investigation about arsenic and lead levels in apple juice and grape juice have prompted the organization to call for government standards to limit consumers’ exposure to these toxins.
A total of 5,379 cases of bagged salad products containing Romaine lettuce have been recalled by Ready Pac Foods, after a random sample tested positive for E. coli, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported today.
New product tests by researchers with the Breast Cancer Fund suggest the presence of the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, in several canned foods that you may rely on to prepare a typical Thanksgiving dinner.
The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on seafood species substitution, according to the National Fisheries Institute (NFI). The federal enforcement action would net fish mislabeled as different species of fish, such as when less desirable, cheaper fishes are mislabeled as expensive seafood.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded a recent recall of pre-packaged sandwiches made by Landshire of St. Louis, MO. The sandwiches are believed to be tainted with Listeria Monocytogenes—the same bug which has contaminated other foods, such as cantaloupes, and been linked to 28 deaths nationwide so far.
Taylor Farms Retail has recalled 3,265 cases of various bagged salad blends because of potential Salmonella contamination, following a random test on a package of spinach by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.
River Ranch Fresh Foods of California has recalled 2,154 cases of various bagged salad products because of potential Listeria contamination found after tests by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
The supermarket chain Giant Eagle recalled its name brand, Farmer's Market Shredded Iceberg Lettuce this week due to potential listeria contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a warning yesterday. More than 188 tons of ground beef are being recalled by Commercial Meat Co. in Los Angeles because of possible contamination with the E.Coli bacterium.
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