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Op-Ed: Top 4 Greek restaurants in Queens and Long Island

Digital Journal ranks its Top 4 Greek restaurants on Long Island and Queens, New York. These eateries are listed in alphabetical order.

FDA — One case may change recall procedure for online food sales

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering whether they need to develop food recall procedures and notifications for online retailers selling food products over the Internet.

Want to avoid food poisoning this summer? Try this FoodKeeper App

With the Memorial Day weekend set to begin at the end of the workday, Americans are already deep into their plans for picnics and cookouts as part of the holiday activities. The USDA reminds all of us that food safety does not take a vacation.

GMO salmon will be hard to find — Retailers refuse to sell them

Following Canada's approval of GMO salmon on May 20, Friends of the Earth U.S. along with a coalition of groups against GMO salmon released an updated list of more than 80 retailers refusing to sell the product.

New packaging aims to keep vegetables fresher

Michigan State University have developed new packaging designed to help produce stay fresher for longer. The research has run tests on onions and the data collected shows considerable improvement in keeping the vegetables edible.

Op-Ed: FDA list of companies in sunflower seeds recall is unbelievable

Digital Journal has been diligently reporting on the Listeria monocytogenes contaminated sunflower seeds and kernels since the beginning of May, and the list has grown to gargantuan proportions.

United Kingdom is now included in U.S. frozen vegetables recall

The frozen food recall that started out in the U.S. on April 23 with the recall of 15 frozen organic vegetable products, has taken on a life of its own, growing to include hundreds of products. The recall has now spread to the United Kingdom.

Listeria fears behind Papa John's Salads and Produce recall

Papa John’s Salads and Produce is recalling approximately 373 pounds of ready-to-eat salad with chicken products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Health Canada says GM salmon are 'safe and nutritious'

Ottawa - Health authorities in Canada announced Thursday that they have approved the sale of genetically modified salmon in Canada, making salmon the first genetically altered animal approved for consumption in the country.

1,400 bottles of luxury Burgundy under hammer at 'unique' auction

Geneva - More than 1,400 bottles of "grand crus" from Burgundy's renowned Domaine de la Romanee-Conti wine estate will be auctioned off in Geneva Sunday in a sale expected to make millions.

Quaker Oats recall: Granola bars over Listeria in Canada and U.S.

The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of its Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars in the U.S. and in Ontario, Canada because of fears of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

'Soviet chic' restaurant favoured by KGB spies reopens in Moscow

Moscow - Moscow's Aragvi restaurant, once the legendary haunt of KGB spies and cosmonauts, has reopened with its Soviet-era grandeur restored.

FDA releases CRF inspection report — Numerous flaws found

Pasco - The FDA released an inspection report dated March 17, 2016 showing that numerous equipment flaws were identified at the CRF Frozen Foods facility in Pasco, Wash. The company has been linked to a massive nationwide recall over Listeria fears.

Listeria is to be first target in launch of CDC's PulseNet 2.0

PulseNet 2.0, a new tool in the detection of pathogens in food-borne illnesses is being released to 30 state laboratories next year, with the remaining states getting the technology the following year.

Quality Champagne no riddle for 'remueurs': turn bottles by hand

Reims - In a humid, dimly lit cellar of French Champagne house Ruinart, Cyril Guisant turns by hand some 60 bottles tilted downward in an A-frame-shaped rack.
 

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