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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."
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.
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."
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.
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.
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?"
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.