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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.

Israeli restaurants in kosher food row with Jewish authorities

Jonathan Vadai just wanted a certificate confirming his Jerusalem restaurant as kosher, but he found himself fed up with the Israeli religious authorities overseeing the process.

Review: Souvlaki is a pleasant Greek restaurant in Bayside, New York Special

On June 23, Digital Journal was afforded the privilege to dine at Souvlaki Greek Kitchen in Bayside, Queens, which is a relatively new restaurant.

Best coffee comes from chilled beans

Coffee lovers have different views on the best coffee. Now University of Bath scientists have entered the ring, claiming brewing more flavorsome coffee arises from chilling the beans before grinding.

Dunkin' Donuts goes for the cold with new coffee offering

Dunkin’ Donuts heated up the coffee rivalry with its larger competitor this week by launching its own cold-brewed drink just a year after Starbucks did the same.

Bolthouse Farms recalls 3.8 million drinks because of illnesses

Reports of numerous consumer illnesses has prompted Bolthouse Farms Inc to recall about 3.8 millions bottles of protein shakes and cappuccino beverages across the United States.

Nespresso announces plans to sell Cuban coffee in United States

Coffee grown and roasted in Cuba should be available in the United States this year for the first time in five decades, European coffee giant Nespresso announced this week.

Lower fat chocolate? Now possible thanks to U.S. researchers

Anybody out there like chocolate at all? Anybody maybe LOVE chocolate? In case anybody does and worries its fat content is a trifle high, some physicists have come to the rescue by inventing a way to make chocolate with a lower-fat content.

Op-Ed: Repeated Listereria 'positives' prompt recall of school foods

California-based Let's Do Lunch, Inc, doing business as Integrated Food Service (IFS) has recalled 45 varieties of pre-packaged sandwiches that were sent to 38 school districts in California, Texas and 12 other states.

Israel's 'Cornflakes Law' — Getting rid of high food prices

In a country where a box of Kellogg's Corn Flakes will cost about an arm and a leg, shoppers usually opt to get the cheaper domestically produced brand. But that is about to change, and it's being called the "Cornflakes Law."

Cornish pasties: the tastiest victims of a Brexit?

A favourite of 19th century miners who took them down the pit and a popular lunch to this day, the Cornish pasty and other delicacies with EU protected status could be threatened if Britain leaves the bloc.

Food trucks becoming a hot trend with new brides and grooms

Weddings can cost a fortune and for a young couple it can create debt that can haunt newlyweds for several years, but the hottest trend in food could be just the answer to help lower the cost of the big day and create a buzz with guests.

Food sabotage possible in recall of chicken products

Cold Spring, Minnesota-based GNP Company recalled approximately 55,608 pounds of chicken products late Saturday afternoon that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Inspection Service.

Health Alert — Frozen vegetable recall is now international

The number of companies recalling frozen vegetables over concerns about Listeria contamination has not only expanded, but now includes Canada, the UK, and Japan. There is also the possibility this latest recall may be unrelated to the CRF recall.

Starbucks plans to put a kick in your cuppa' with #NitroColdBrew

Iced coffee infused with nitrogen gas? Yep, it's coming to around 600 Starbucks locations by the end of summer. What is nitro-coffee, anyway? And is it better than plain old coffee?

Peat bog preserves 2,000-year-old 22-pound hunk of butter

Workers cutting turf in an Irish peat bog came across a 22-pound hunk of bog butter estimated to be 2,000 years old, says the Cavan County Museum.

Beaches in Washington closed to shellfish harvests because of DSP

The discovery of unsafe levels of Diarrhetic Shellfish Poison (DSP) in samples of shellfish collected near Seattle prompted the closing of Puget Sound to recreational shellfish harvesting.

Review: Mulcahy's in Wantagh is an exceptional Long Island bar and grill Special

Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall in Wantagh on Long Island is known for its lively concerts and events, however its bar and grill are exceptional too.

Op-Ed: Food safety in America — FDA turns inspections into a joke

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has come under fire from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for its inefficient and ineffective food recall procedures. It was also learned that CRF Foods has been in violation of food safety rules for years.

North Korea plant makes kimchi under Kim's 'loving care'

North Korea is producing kimchi at a new plant "built under the loving care" of leader Kim Jong-Un, who praised the spicy pickle as "one of the world's five health foods", state media said Friday.

Nature Made recall over Salmonella, Staph fears in some products

Pharmavite LLC, the parent company of Nature Made, has announced a voluntary Class 1 recall of some specific dietary supplements over fears they may be contaminated with bacteria, yeast and molds, according to a number of websites.

Fixing expiration dates on food labels will reduce food waste

The supermarket aisle is a complicated journey through a dense forest of "best by," "use by," "sell by," and other "bys." This confusing labeling system currently in use in the U.S. needs an overhaul, and for a number of reasons.

Kenya wakes up to coffee

Africa's best barista doesn't drink coffee, nor even really like it, yet two-time Kenyan champ Martin Shabaya won the Africa round and next month competes at the World Barista Championships.

Op-Ed: Are those 'raw cookie dough' recipes on the Internet safe to eat?

In the wake of the huge General Mills flour recall last week, more information has come out in the news media, including the story of one young teenager who was hospitalized, fighting for her life after taking a bite of raw cookie dough a few days before.

CDC confirms General Mills flour linked to E. coli outbreak

State and federal officials identified the current and ongoing E. coli O121 outbreak in February this year, but it took until late April for the common denominator to be found that led to the recall by General Mills of 10 million pounds of flour.