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Whisky and England don't normally fit together in terms of production. This is slowly changing with the first English whisky distillery in 100 years opening. The distillery is now open to visitors, and Digital Journal paid a visit.

Canada recalls oysters from marketplace over Salmonella risk

Canadian company Five Star Shellfish Inc. is recalling Five Star Shellfish Inc. brand large standard and mixed oysters because of possible Salmonella contamination.

Three brands of frozen cut corn recalled because of Listeria

A Pennsylvania-based company has recalled three brands of its private label frozen cut corn because a package sampled from a retail store tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

Central California beaches closed to shellfish harvesting

The California Department of Public Health has issued a warning over the dangerously high levels of domoic acid, a marine toxin, found in rock crabs and certain bivalves along beaches in the central part of the state.

Milk tea or 'lai cha': the fuel for Hong Kong's engine

Some cities are fuelled by coffee. In Hong Kong, it's milk tea that keeps things running - a potent nostalgia-infused caffeine hit, with fierce competition to brew the best in town.

Hepatitis A: Scallops in Hawaii and strawberries in Virginia

With the Hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii being solved, another outbreak of the virus in Virginia is making the news, but this time, it's strawberries used to create strawberry smoothies at Tropical Smoothie Cafes.

Hawaii health officials identify cause of Hepatitis A outbreak

Hawaii health officials have identified imported scallops that were served raw at Genki Sushi restaurants as being the probable source of a Hepatitis A outbreak that has sickened at least 168 people.

The historic Grand Ole Opry supports local Stonehaus Winery

Stonehaus Winery and its wines have received support from the historic Grand Ole Opry, which is the show that has made country music famous.

Brewers scrambling to get pumpkins for fall beers

The looming shortage of pumpkins this year can be looked at two ways, disastrous or a blessing, depending on if you love pumpkin beer or cringe at the thought of drinking a brewed concoction made with pumpkins.

High lead levels prompt recall of 377,000 lbs of curry powder

Miami, Florida-based Oriental Packing Company, Inc. is recalling 337,000 pounds of blended seasoning curry products because testing has shown it is contaminated with high levels of lead.

Canada investigating Cyclospora outbreak in four provinces

Canadian health officials are investigating an outbreak of locally-acquired Cyclospora infections in four provinces. The outbreak has sickened 51 people with one person requiring hospitalization.

Review: Kilwins — Long Island's ideal place to satisfy your sweet tooth Special

Kilwins, situated in both Babylon and Patchogue on Long Island, is the ideal place for someone to satisfy their sweet tooth. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Parents may face jail if their kids are on vegan diets

In Italy, there is a proposed law that could affect parents who impose vegan diets on their kids. If passed, parents could be sentenced to jail for up to four years.

Turmeric sold at markets nationwide recalled for excessive lead

Gel Spice, a bulk distributor of turmeric, a spice used in some Asian dishes that gives the food a distinctive yellow to orange color, has issued a nationwide recall of turmeric under a number of branded product names because of excessive lead levels.

This year's cyclospora outbreak in Texas likely food-borne

For the third year in a row, the United States is experiencing an outbreak of the parasitic infection, cyclosporiasis. In Texas, as of Thursday, 72 cases have been confirmed.

Chicken without human antibiotics now being served at McDonald's

McDonald's USA has completed its shift to using only chicken that is free of antibiotics important to human health in its restaurants in the U.S.

The world's most expensive cheese comes from donkeys

At the Zasavica Special Nature Reserve in Serbia, about 80 kilometers west of the Serbian capital, Belgrade, you will find a donkey farm where donkey cheese, called pule, the most expensive cheese in the world is produced.

Cannabis chef takes fine dining to new high

Christopher Sayegh holds up two syringes filled with cannabis compound, primed to pump tiny amounts into a pomegranate sorbet, or a juicy cut of Wagyu Japanese beef as part of a bold new sensory experiment.

Consumer Alert: Two companies recall beef due to E. coli O157:H7

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Inspection Service has issued two notices of recalls of beef products from two separate companies Tuesday night. Both recalls involve possible contamination of the beef products with E. coli 0157:H7.

General Mills flour recall expands as more people become sick

General Mills expanded their flour recall on Monday after federal officials told the company that four more people had fallen victim to the 21-state E. coli outbreak linked to the tainted flour.

Op-Ed: Maine wants to limit what we know about disease outbreaks

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is proposing a change in the state regulation that would make it easier for the agency to withhold information from the public concerning disease outbreaks.

Kapowsin Meats linked to Salmonella outbreak for second time

Eleven people who attended a July 3 event in Seattle, Washington and ate pork provided by Kapowsin Meats became sick with a pathogen that has already been linked to a Salmonella outbreak in 2015 that sickened nearly 200 people.

E. coli outbreak in UK sickens 151 people, results in two deaths

Public Health England is continuing in its investigation of an outbreak of E. coli O 157, linked to salad greens that has sickened 151 people and resulted in two deaths.

Gentian violet residue behind recall of catfish products by FSIS

A domestic producer of farm-raised catfish in Wisner, LA. is recalling approximately 21,521 pounds of catfish products that may be adulterated with gentian violet, a chemical in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act in the US.

Can hot dogs be made healthier?

When it comes to drawing up lists of healthy food, the ever popular hot dog is unlikely to make the final cut. Can this popular street food be made healthier? Chemists think they have the answer.

World's first 3D-printing restaurant to open in London July 25

A new kind of pop-up restaurant is opening in London on July 25, and its future tech, 3D-printed selection of food items, is sure to turn some heads. Called "Food Ink," it will be the only place in town where you can have your cake and print it, too.

Are pomegranates the next super-food?

Pomegranates could be the next super-food, at least because of its anti-aging properties. New research has shown how a chemical in the fruit, when processed by gut bacteria, helps protect muscle cells.

General Mills pulls Betty Crocker cake mixes in U.S. and Canada

With the announcement of an international recall of certain Betty Crocker cake mixes due to possible E. coli contamination, General Mills is again warning consumers to not ever eat raw batter or dough.

Flour-related outbreak spurs recall of 22 tons of hors d’oeuvres

Kabob’s Acquisition Inc. is recalling over 22 tons of raw hors d’oeuvres, including chicken quesadillas, mini tarts and steak spring rolls nationwide because they were made with flour linked to an ongoing E. coli outbreak.

Senate passes bill to create federal label standard for GMO foods

The U.S. Senate approved legislation late Thursday night that would for the first time create a national labeling standard for foods with genetically modified ingredients.

Senate could vote this week on compromise GMO labeling law

While GMO activists threw $2,000 in small bills over the gallery rail, the U.S. Senate continued with its roll call vote to invoke cloture on a GMO-labeling bill by a 65-32 vote Wednesday. The Senate could vote on final passage as early as today.

Seafood vendors in China selling 'sewer shrimp and fish'

Internet users were horrified to find photographic evidence that showed seafood vendors in Wuhan, China scavenging discarded shrimp and fish from the city's sewers to serve to unsuspecting customers.

Is deep fried water set to be the next big thing?

Despite fried food not being high up on the healthy eating charts, many consumers still pursue food stuff battered and fried in oil. One man has invented ‘deep fried water.’ Will it catch on?

Russia's food embargo fires up counterfeit dairy industry

The cottage cheese crackles like popcorn, emits a greyish smoke and finally goes up in flames, burning for an impressive ten minutes, like a well-oiled torch.

Op-Ed: Vermont's GMO labeling law has nationwide implications

Starting Friday, most foods sold in Vermont must legally display on the label if the item contains any genetically modified organisms (GMOs). While the law only covers products sold in Vermont, it does have nationwide implications.

Change brings culinary revolution to Cuba

At 65, Ramon Alfonso has seen a lot of history in his native Cuba. But this is the first time he has eaten a vegan salad.After decades of communist rule and centuries of eating meat and beans, the island is opening up -- and so are its taste buds.

Siluriforme fish from Vietnam recalled — No USDA/FSIS inspection

U.S. Cado Holdings, Inc. has expanded its recall of imported, frozen Swai fillets products that were distributed into U.S. commerce without meeting federal importation requirements. The recall now covers about 28,000 pounds of fish.
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