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More than 8,000 Starbucks cafes in the U.S. and Canada reopened Saturday after being shut down the day before because of a computer failure.

Over half of U.S. frozen shrimp contaminated with bacteria

America's love affair with shrimp has grown by leaps and bounds, to the point that we eat three times the amount we did 35 years ago. Today, we eat on average four pounds of shrimp per person annually. But 60 percent of that shrimp is contaminated.

Europe's police crack massive horsemeat tracking ring

Police from seven European countries detained 26 people and seized hundreds of horse passports in a crackdown against a Europe-wide horsemeat trafficking ring, the EU's judicial agency Eurojust said Saturday.

Unusual ice cream recalls raise questions over food safety

Major recalls from two popular ice cream companies have raised a number of important questions about how Listeria bacteria could have gotten into the manufacturing plants, and if the two could be related.

Second voluntary ice cream recall — Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams announced Wednesday it was recalling all of its ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets, and ice cream sandwiches in all flavors and containers because of the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

Sweet potatoes are naturally 'genetically modified'

Scientists have serendipitously established that sweet potatoes naturally contain genes from a bacterium. Due to the presence of “foreign” DNA, a research report calls sweet potatoes the “natural GM food.”

Make an ice cream cone out of Fruity Pebbles cereal

Fans of Fruity Pebbles cereal can make an ice cream cone from the cereal. Nick from Dude Foods has already created a cone from Fruity Pebbles.

Blue Bell Creameries expands recall to include all products

Saying all their products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, Blue Bell Creameries has expanded their recall to include everything currently on the market made at all their plants.

China considering harsh regulations for infant formulas

China's State Council is considering an amendment to the current advertising law that would prohibit advertising of infant milk formulas. The ban on ads for infant formula is an attempt to tackle the low levels of breast-feeding across the country.

Multiple raw milk product recalls in the U.S. this week

Contaminated raw milk and cream is in the news again this week, with two state's issuing recalls. A Washington state dairy and a Pennsylvania dairy are at the center of the recalls.

E. coli could be linked to leafy greens in Canada says PHAC

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is investigating a mysterious outbreak of E. coli infections across Canada. So far, 12 cases have popped up, and all seem to be related to the consumption of leafy green vegetables.

Heinz recall: Chicken with Broth baby food over loss of seal

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), announced Wednesday morning that Heinz is recalling their 100 ml size jars of Chicken with Broth baby food because of possible spoilage concerns.

Beech-Nut recalls 1,920 pounds of baby food because of glass

Beech-Nut is voluntarily recalling about 1,920 pounds of its "Stage 2" Classic Sweet Potato & Chicken after a single incident was reported of finding a piece of glass in a 4-ounce glass jar.

Some McDonald's are now accepting Taco Bell receipts as payment

Some Pennsylvania McDonald's restaurants are allowing customers to exchange Taco Bell breakfast receipts for a free Egg McMuffin.

EU moves closer to counting calories in alcoholic drinks

Health conscious tipplers may be closer to finding out just how many calories they are imbibing as consumer advocates push for EU nutritional labelling on alcoholic drinks in the face of strong industry resistance.

UK retailers begin offering ‘Roast in the Bag’ whole chickens

Consumers across the United Kingdom will soon be bringing home a chicken for Sunday supper, but won't have to do much more than turn the oven on. UK food company Moy Park is introducing the bagged whole chickens.

Lunching at the Grim's Dyke, restaurant review Special

Grim's Dyke is a splendid Victorian manor house located in North London. The house is used for jazz, comedy and opera themed nights. It also has a very good restaurant, which Digital Journal has reviewed.

Specialty restaurant enriching Regina's culinary landscape Special

Home to the Saskatchewan Roughriders, the City of Regina is the commercial and cultural hub of Southern Saskatchewan as well as the Capital City of the expansive, oil-rich, Prairie Province. It is located roughly 250 km north of the US border.

Sabra recalls 30,000 cases of hummus over Listeria fears

In the second recall of a food product this week, Virginia-based Sabra Dipping Co. LLC is voluntarily recalling 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus over possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Mutations account for variations in grape color

Variations in the color of wine grapes of the Pinot family are due to naturally-occurring genetic mutations. These mutations switch certain genes on and off according to a new study.

Public health risk causes Blue Bell to expand ice cream recall

In a news release on April 7, 2015, Brenham, Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries has announced it is expanding the recall of products that were produced at its Broken Arrow, Okla. facility because of possible Listeria contamination.

Cafflano Klassic — travel mug that grinds and brews fresh coffee

Enjoy drinking coffee on the go? Like your coffee fresh? Want your coffee freshly ground? Never have time to prepare the real thing? Real coffee lovers - a new travel mug that is a portable coffee maker may be just what you have been waiting for.

CFIA recalls Kirkland Brand and Sobeys chicken salads

Recall notices have been issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for Kirkland's Signature roasted chicken salad and Sobeys in-store prepared chicken salad due to possible contamination of the product with Listeria monocytogenes.

Your Chesapeake blue crab cakes may be fakes

The iconic Chesapeake Bay blue crab cake is much sought after by locals and tourists alike. The distinctive fresh-caught flavor is the crab cake's best selling point. But guess what? Over one-third of the crab meat in some crab cakes comes from overseas.

Health claims of Coke Life disputed

Coke Life is a relatively new addition to the Coca-Cola range of beverages. It is targeted at those who want less sugar in their diet; however, health campaigners claim it is sugar-laden.

Budget cuts increasing risks to food safety in Canada

At a news conference on Tuesday in Edmonton, the national president of Canada's Agricultural Union said the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) cutbacks in the number of inspections of processing plants is putting people at risk of foodborne illnesses.

Seafood company ordered to shut down over adulterated fish

A federal judge complied with a request from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and ordered a Los Angeles, California seafood manufacturer to stop producing ready-to-eat smoked and pickled fish because of a failure to control bacterial contamination.

There's an alarm clock that brews coffee as you are waking up

Joshua Renouf, a designer, has developed an alarm clock that starts brewing coffee while you are waking up to start the day.

Local restaurant calls out dishonest reviewer on Yelp

The owner of a Chinese restaurant in California, took a stand against a dishonest review, and he says he has video to disprove the negative comments.

Highly processed foods make up over 60% of our diet

What's in your grocery bags? You might be surprised to learn that on average, over 60 percent of the calories in products Americans buy in grocery stores comes from highly processed foods, according to a new study.

FDA decides GM apples and potatoes are safe

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has deemed genetically modified, non-browning apples and bruise-resistant potatoes to be "safe" for consumption.

World's most expensive whisky sold at auction

Recently the world's most expensive whisky was sold at auction. Sotheby’s, in Hong Kong, sold a bottle of The Macallan whisky for HK$4.9 million ($631,850). This set a world record, ratified by the Guinness Book of Records.

Review: Eating the 'right' kind of calories will make you feel full

A new television program has revealed how knowing which calories to eat, rather than how many, is critical to losing weight.

Australians combine to make dress made of beer

Australian scientist Gary Cass and fashion designer Donna Franklin put their heads together and created the first dress made of beer. The creation from the two is set to debut at the 2015 World Expo in May and is sure to create a buzz.

Modi's India on way to banning all beef consumption

The western Indian state of Maharashtra banned the slaughter of cows and the sale and consumption of beef on March 3 of this year. But the ban is beginning to have far-reaching economic repercussions, as some businesses falter.

Review: Whisky Live serves up a great show in London Special

Whisky Live is an interactive event that tours a number of major cities. On display are a vast range of traditional and new whiskies. There are tastings, master classes and the the opportunity to discuss all things whisky with global experts.

Manipulating baker's yeast for the best loaf

For baking bread the important step is with consistently adding ingredients in the correct order and in the right quantities. This is according to a new genetic study.

Hangover for Bordeaux wines as Chinese demand dries up

Sales of France's famous Bordeaux wines fell sharply last year, winemakers said on Thursday, blaming a poor harvest in 2013 and rapidly slowing demand in China, its main export market.

Coca-Cola pays health experts to say its soda is a healthy drink

A report says that Coca-Cola pays health and nutrition experts to recommend its soda as part of healthy diet and lifestyle although sugary sodas have been implicated in obesity and several health issues such as diabetes and cancer.

Wine-drinkers delight: Hangover free wine could be on the way

A researcher at the University of Illinois said they can now alter yeast in such a way that they will be able to make wine with more nutritional value - and no hangover effect. Care to drink to that?

Raw milk or pasteurized? The debate over health concerns

The nearest thing to a real dairy cow for many Americans is what they see on TV commercials. Other than that, they know if they want milk, they can purchase it in a nice, clean container at the grocery store.