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Feeding the family isn't only about defrosting or drive-through windows — and certainly not for the dozens of amateur cooks who turned out Saturday to compete for a spot on Fox TV's "MasterChef."

Oysters not only harbor noroviruses, but they transmit them, too

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that noroviruses cause almost 21 million cases of acute gastroenteritis in the US annually. Research now shows that 80 percent of all the human strains of noroviruses can be found in oysters.

Introducing a hot dog bun made entirely out of bacon

Soon it will be International Bacon Day, and someone has created the perfect dish for the occasion. Grillocracy created what is known as the Ultimate All Bacon Hot Dog Bun.

USDA expands recall of pork linked to Salmonella outbreak

Graham, Washington-based Kapowsin Meats has expanded their recall of whole hogs for barbecue to include additional pork products. The company has also suspended operations.

Interview: Claudine Webb opens up about 'Webby's WowZer Pops' Special

Claudine Webb chatted with Digital Journal about her cake pops hobby, "Webby's WowZer Pops," as well as her inspiration to pursue baking.

Top Mexican chefs take stand against GM corn

Top Mexican chefs urged the president Wednesday to join them in their staunch opposition to genetically modified corn in a country where age-old grains are cherished traditions.

Over 2 million pounds of turkey-bacon recalled by Kraft Heinz

Kraft Heinz Foods Company is recalling over two million pounds of its Oscar Meyer turkey bacon because it may be unsafe. The product could spoil before its "best if used by" date.

Americans should know that all beef has dangerous bacteria, study

Consumer Reports tested 300 off-the-shelf ground beef packages and found fecal contamination in every sample and 1 in 10 packages contained drug-resistant bacteria.

Video: End-of-summer recipe ideas you'll want to try Commissioned

As the summer winds to an end, it's time to close out the warm evenings and beach weekends with a summer party idea every seafood lover will enjoy.

Israel says Heinz is not ketchup, but tomato seasoning

In the U.S., Heinz is the iconic brand people think of when they hear the word "ketchup." But in Israel, the brand has been downgraded from the condiment category to nothing more than a "tomato seasoning."

Safeway recalls chicken products in five Canadian provinces

Safeway stores in five Canadian provinces has recalled four types of its in-store packaged, cooked, chicken wings over concerns of potential food poisoning.

New social network for food, nutrition opens digital debate

Can be a driving force in the confusing dialogue in food and nutrition in the United States? Some say it is like the LinkedIn for foodies.

Study shows playing Tetris may be key to controlling cravings

If you have compulsive food cravings that you would like to control, there’s good news. A recent study indicates that playing the popular game Tetris for at least three minutes a day may curb them.

Food product dating: When do we know a food has gone bad?

With all the talk about food waste and food safety today, many consumers are now beginning to question the meaning of many of the dates being used on food products. Sometimes, those dates are confusing, and it helps to know what they really mean.

Op-Ed: 'Wheaties Beer' — What's happened to the Breakfast of Champions?

Growing up, I remember the orange box of Wheaties with an athlete on the front, sitting in the middle of the kitchen table as we ate breakfast. For us, it was the "breakfast of champions." Now it's going to be the "beer of champions?"

Washington slaughterhouse linked to 134 cases of Salmonella

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has just issued a Class 1 recall of pork products from Kapowsin Meats in Graham, Washington. The recall covers about 116,262 pounds of whole hogs that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Aw Shucks: BC health officials warning not to eat raw oysters

Vancouver Coastal Health officials are requiring local restaurants to cook oysters harvested in the province before serving them to consumers. The requirement does not apply to oysters harvested outside of British Columbia.

Nestle to have its day in court over unsafe lead levels

Swiss food giant Nestle lost out on avoiding going to court over its Maggi noodles debacle. The Indian government is seeking damages of close to $100 million, claiming "unfair trade practices."

UK produces greatest amount of 'avoidable' food waste in Europe

A team of researchers based at the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission has released a study that shows 80 percent of all food waste in the European Union is "avoidable." More troubling is that the UK is the worst offender.

KFC hopes this bizarre menu item will save its business in China

KFC is selling bright pink burgers in China, where the chain's sales have been plummeting for the last three years. In advertising, the sandwich is featured with pink rose petals.

Brand name baby food, fruit snacks subject to nationwide recall

A pair of popular Canadian snack foods for children and babies are being recalled over fears of spoilage, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Russia begins destroying smuggled Western foods

Russian officials on Thursday steamrollered tonnes of cheese as they began a controversial drive to destroy Western food smuggled into the crisis-hit country despite a public outcry.

Kellogg's to stop using artificial colors and flavors in cereal

In an effort to satisfy health conscious consumers, Kellogg's announces that it will remove artificial ingredients from its line of cereals and snack bars by the end of 2018.

New type of peanut for the U.S. market

A new type of peanut, termed OLé, has been released for purchase. The peanut was developed at the United States Department of Agriculture (Agricultural Research Service) in conjunction with scientists based at Oklahoma State University.

Judge: Idaho 'ag-gag' law violates free speech

A federal judge ruled Monday that an Idaho law criminalizing the secret filming of animal abuse at factory farms and other agricultural facilities is an unconstitutional violation of free speech rights.

Whole Foods apologizes for 'asparagus water'

After an Instagram post raised some eyebrows, Whole Food confirmed it has no intent to sell "asparagus water," a bottle of water with three asparagus stalks in it.

Russia says wrong DNA found in French hypermarket mince

Russia's food safety regulator on Tuesday accused the popular French hypermarket chain Auchan of selling beef and pork mince containing meat from sheep and chicken.

Woman going blind after drinking 28 Red Bulls every single day

Lena Lupari, 26, from Northern Ireland, is slowly going blind after she consumed an average of 28 cans of Red Bull every single day.

Thank the ancient Romans for 'street food'

Grabbing something hot and tasty on the move? You have the ancient Romans to thank. "Street food" was their invention, generally enjoyed with wine, gambling or even prostitutes.

Washington state Salmonella cases up to 90 — CDC called in

The number of Salmonella illnesses in several Washington state counties has now jumped to 90 cases, prompting the Washington State Department of Health to call in The CDC. The USDA/FSIS has also issued a public health alert.

Op-Ed: Calif. fines six companies for selling pesticide-tainted produce

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has fined six companies based in Los Angeles and San Mateo counties for ignoring warnings and repeatedly selling imported fruits and vegetables grown with illegal pesticides.

Kroger recalls four everyday spices due to Salmonella risk

Kroger Company, the nation's second-largest supermarket chain, has recalled four different spices, packaged under the Kroger brand name. The recalled products include garlic, black pepper, cinnamon, and even bacon bits.

Mexican cilantro blamed for Texas Cyclorspora outbreak

Human feces and scraps of toilet paper found in fields growing cilantro in Puebla, Mexico is believed to be the likely cause of this year's outbreak of cyclosporiasis in Texas, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday.

Op-Ed: Farm-raised salmon — What you don't know about your fish

I recently wrote a story about salmon farming practices in Chile. I focused on the horrendous amount of antibiotics used by fish farmers, and then I became curious. Why were human-use antibiotics being used at all? Here is what I found out.

Chile's salmon fisheries using high levels of antibiotics

Chile is the world's second largest producer of salmon, behind Norway, putting out 895,000 thousand metric tons of the fish in 2014. But during that same period, Chilean salmon farmers used 1.2 million pounds of antibiotics, up 13 percent from 2013.

Toronto sets up anonymous website to track food-borne illness

In an effort to track food-borne illnesses that might go undetected, Toronto Public Health (TPH) has set up an anonymous, confidential and voluntary website called GastroBusters.

McDonald's reports profit overall despite decline in U.S. sales

The world's largest hamburger chain is still looking for the magic formula to beef up its menu and reverse years of declining U.S. sales.

Salmonella linked to pork in eight Washington state counties

Washington state and local health officials are partnering to investigate a number of cases and clusters of Salmonella infections that have popped up in eight counties recently. The cases all appear to be linked to eating pork.

Update: Raw tuna likely cause of 62 Salmonella illnesses

As of July 22, 2015, 62 people have been infected with an outbreak strain of Salmonella, with 11 people being hospitalized. A seafood distributor is recalling all its yellowfin tuna, sourced from a processing plant in Indonesia.

Number of food recalls in U.S. has almost doubled since 2002

According to a report released by reinsurance company Swiss Re, the number of U.S. food product recalls and the costs associated with those recalls has nearly doubled since 2002.

UK's Tesco aggressively battling Campylobacter in poultry

United Kingdom retailer, Tesco, has made some of the biggest advances among UK supermarkets in reducing Campylobacter levels in store-bought chicken. Campylobacter contamination of chicken products is a major problem in the country.
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