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Thanksgiving is upon us, and as we eagerly await the mouthwatering turkey, the centerpiece of the celebration, it might be nice to reflect on the misconception that these birds are one of the dumbest animals alive.

Most turkey producers still using antibiotics and other drugs

A few days ago, Chicago-based Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) released a new report examining the use of antibiotics and other drugs in turkey production in the U.S.

Neraki up for 2016 'Best of Long Island' nomination

Neraki Greek Mediterranean Grill in Huntington on Long Island is in the running for the 2016 "Best of Long Island" honor in the Greek restaurant category.

Op-Ed: FDA bypasses public — Genetically engineered salmon approved

Going against widespread opposition, and not even bothering to do an environmental impact study, our Food and Drug Administration has pushed genetically engineered salmon on the American public.

Op-Ed: Vegetarian's Thanksgiving survival guide

Thanksgiving isn’t the easiest holiday for vegetarians or vegans — especially if you’re the guest at somebody else’s celebration.

Op-Ed: Companion book inspires French chef to serve a regional favorite Special

This coming year marks the 10-year anniversary of the release of "Last Holiday" starring Queen Latifah, LL Cool J and more.

Time to be heard, America — FDA needs help in defining 'Natural'

There are no formal rules or regulations defining the use of terms like, "natural," "all natural" or "made with natural ingredients." Because the terms can be misleading, the FDA is asking the public to weigh in on the terms used on food labels.

Campbell's recalls 355,000 cans of SpaghettiOs for choking hazard

Campbell's Soup Company is voluntarily recalling 355,000 14.2-ounce cans of SpaghettiOs Original that were distributed nationwide because of a possible choking hazard posed by pieces of red plastic.

Nanoparticles used to boost tomato growth

Food scientists are keen to find ways to boost food production, and one way to create novel foods is through the use of nanotechnology. One area under review is tomatoes.

Senator wants FDA to probe peanut butter infused with caffeine

There's a product on the market called 'STEEM,' which is peanut butter with caffeine. However, not everyone is a fan of it.

Nanoparticles in our food — Added without public knowledge

Our food supply is not nearly as safe as we are led to believe, although it is much better than it was before we had the Food and Drug Administration. However, there are some disturbing gaps in food safety that the majority of us know little about.

Number of illnesses in Chipotle E. coli outbreak rises to 41

As the number of illnesses continues to grow, Oregon and Washington state health officials, along with the CDC and FDA continue their investigation into the source of the E. coli outbreak that has now sickened 41 people.

UK businesses with food safety violations are now being mapped

The United Kingdom's Food Standards Agency (FSA) announced on Tuesday it was mapping online the entire rap sheet for businesses successfully prosecuted for any food standard, food hygiene or food safety-related violations.

Three typhoid fever cases linked to Colorado Qdoba restaurant

Three Colorado residents came down with typhoid fever after eating at a Qdoba Mexican Grill in Firestone in August. Typhoid fever is a deadly disease, but is uncommon in the U.S.

Omaha company recalls over 167,000 lbs. ground beef for E.coli

An Omaha, Nebraska meat processing company is recalling approximately 167,427 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said Sunday.

Sun Valley Juice Company ordered to shut down by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered Sun Valley Juice Co. in Ketchum, Idaho to stop receiving, processing, preparing, packing, holding, and distributing juice until the FDA determines they are in compliance with U.S. food safety laws.

Chipotle closes 43 restaurants in two states over E. coli

At least 43 Chipotle restaurants in Oregon and Washington state have been temporarily closed out of an abundance of caution after 22 people became sick after eating at the Mexican food chain since October 14, 2015.

Review: Greekrave is a fine Greek eatery in Deer Park, New York Special

On Oct. 31, Digital Journal was privileged to dine at Greekrave in Deer Park, New York. It offers authentic Greek cuisine for its patrons, with a modern approach.

Popcorn at the cemetery on All Saints' Day in Poland

Popcorn at the cemetery, anyone? How about a Mickey Mouse balloon? Or socks, perfume, cotton candy, maybe kielbasa sausage straight from the grill?

Hotel in Vermont will offer black bear and roadkill on menu

In November, you can go to a hotel in Burlington, Vermont, and order some roadkill, as well as black bear and muskrat from the menu.

Metal shavings force recall of some Skippy peanut butter

Hormel Foods has announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of jars of their Skippy peanut butter due to concerns the product may contain small pieces of metal shavings.

Over 43% of salmon is mislabeled as 'wild-caught'

Chances are good the wild-caught salmon you ordered the last time you ate out was not what you paid for. A recent survey found that 43 percent of salmon sold in restaurants and at the retail level are mislabeled as being wild-caught.

Brazilians have a beef with UN meat warning

At Rio de Janeiro's famed Churrascaria Palace restaurant, the sizzling of steaks, the swish of carving knives and sighs of satisfied diners drowned out a UN warning that meat can cause cancer.

Human DNA was discovered in hot dogs

Recently, Clear Food, an online food guide, released a report, which found that some hot dogs contained traces of human DNA.

Sausages, ham cause cancer, red meat 'probably' too: agency

Sausages, ham and other processed meats cause bowel cancer, and red meat "probably" does too, a UN agency warned Monday, in a potentially heavy blow for the fast-growing livestock industry.

Making sure organic food is legitimate

European regulators are proposing a series of new measures to check that food being marketed as "organic" actually meets the criteria for organic food.

Review: Frankie's East Side Gourmet Pizza is an amazing New York pizzeria Special

On October 24, Digital Journal was afforded the privilege to dine at Frankie's East Side Gourmet Pizza in the heart of Main Street Farmingdale.

From field to fork, more than half our potatoes are wasted

Food waste has become a hot topic, and the amount of food that finds its way into garbage bins is almost unbelievable. But what food item ends up in the waste bin more often than other foods? You will be surprised to learn it is the potato.

Raw milk linked to illnesses in California and Idaho

Dairies in two states have recalled all their raw milk products pending further investigations by the respective state health authorities because the products were linked to food-borne illnesses.

Australia's Jack's Creek farm wins 'World's Best Steak' award

Steak lovers, rejoice. The world's best steak was proclaimed on Thursday after a tough competition that included the very best pieces of beef that 10 different countries had to offer. The winner was a Wagyu steak from Australia.

Frozen crab products seized for possible Listeria contamination

On Tuesday, October 20, 2015, the federal government seized thousands of cases of frozen crab products manufactured by Rome Packing Company Inc. of East Providence, RI.

'Like a cloud of pollution' — McDonald's Modern China Burger

First we had Burger King's black hamburger bun with the added unusual gastric side-effects. Now McDonald's China is taking things one step further with the introduction of what they are calling the "Modern China Burger." Yeah, sure.

Salmonella outbreak hits eight provinces in Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is working with federal and provincial health officials in an investigation into an outbreak of Salmonella infantis in eight provinces, including Manitoba.

Improving the flavor of lager beer

Lagers are often seen as the poor relation to ales in the flavor stakes, despite lager outselling ales by considerable amounts in the global beer market. Scientists are on a quest to offer a better range of lagers.

Your choice of cash or $50 in coupons — StarKist tuna settlement

In July, a federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement in a false advertising lawsuit against StarKist Tuna that would allow consumers to file a claim for either cash or coupons from the company.

BBC report questions safety of breast milk bought online

The purchase of breast milk online in the United Kingdom has been called into question after a BBC report showed that some of the milk contained deadly pathogens.

Op-Ed: CBS News report: Blue Bell knew of plant's unsanitary problems

In a CBS News investigative report airing Monday night, former employees of the ice cream company explain how management knew about the unsanitary conditions in the facility, but choose to ignore employee's complaints.

Review: Hakkasan, the ultimate Chinese-fusion experience in London Special

Hakkasan is a fairly new Chinese-style fusion restaurant located in London's plush Mayfair district. The atmosphere is vibrant and the food exciting, as we discover in Digital Journal's latest restaurant review.

California takes the lead in stopping antibiotic use in livestock

On Saturday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 27 that sets the strictest government standards in the U.S. for antibiotic use in livestock.

'Yuck': Consumers aren't happy about the new taste of Diet Pepsi

Irate consumers and loyalists have taken to social media to berate and blast PepsiCo for the new taste of Diet Pepsi. After decades of using artificial sweetener aspartame, the company changed over to sucralose, Splenda.

One in three vegetarians admits to eating meat while drunk

A recent study undertaken in the UK suggests that meat consumption among inebriated vegetarians is more common than one might think.
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