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Top News: Food

Reusable plastic produce containers are dangerous to your health

Those big, reusable plastic containers used to transport fruit and vegetables to the grocery store can continue to harbor pathogenic bacteria that cause food-borne illnesses even after being cleaned and sanitized, according to a new study.

KFC to bring edible coffee cups to the UK

Food chain KFC has announced that UK customers will soon be able to eat their coffee cup thanks to the development of a new heat-resistant chocolate coated cookie biscuit.

Campylobacter in Wisconsin dairy's raw milk nets suspension

Durand - A Pepin County, Wisconsin dairy has had its Grade A permit suspended for 30 days after being linked to an outbreak of Campylobacter that sickened dozens of athletes and coaches attending a football banquet in Durand, Wisconsin.

Op-Ed: Why the GMO debate is far from over

There has been a lot of discussion on the pros and cons of genetically-engineered food crops of late. But the vast majority of consumers are actually left in the dark over the safety of GMOs because the FDA, USDA and Monsanto say they are safe.

Nestle bows to consumers: No more artificial flavors or coloring

Nestle USA announced this week it would be dropping artificial flavorings and colors from its all of its chocolate candy bars by the end of 2015. The move to natural flavors and colors is in response to consumer demand.

Starbucks to get in the delivery game by end of 2015

“Imagine the ability to create a standing order that Starbucks delivered hot or iced to your desk daily,” says CEO Howard Schultz regarding their upcoming mobile order and pay app, launching by the end of this year.

Overseas markets cautious of Canadian beef because of mad cow

Overseas markets are being extra cautious about Canadian beef until an investigation has been completed into the latest case of BSE, commonly called "mad cow disease." The current incident was detected on Feb. 7, and confirmed on Feb. 11 by the CFIA.

Retail delis show persistent high rate of Listeria contamination

The rates of Listeria monocytogenes in retail food delis indicates that standard cleaning procedures are not enough to eradicate the potentially dangerous bacteria, according to a new study by researchers at Purdue University.

California market under investigation for selling frozen raccoons

Temple City - What we eat is often times a cultural thing, like eating grits if you're a Southerner, or Sauerbraten if you're German. When an unwary customer visited an Asian super market in Los Angeles and saw a whole, frozen raccon in the meat case, she freaked out.

Op-Ed: USDA overrides public opinion and approves GMO apple for sale

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) gave their approval to Okanagan Specialty Fruits’ genetically engineered Arctic Apples, despite the agency's environmental review receiving over 73,000 comments voicing opposition to the fruit.

Mad cow disease found in Alberta

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed on Friday that it had found a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease, in a beef cow in Alberta.

The recipe for perfect popcorn perfected by scientists

Do you like it sweet or salty? Either way there is a way to make the perfect popcorn. A new scientific study has run through the combinations to produce the ultimate recipe.

Op-Ed: Will you be buying sriracha flavor ketchup?

Jumping on the bandwagon for all things sriracha flavor, mass market purveyor of sauces, Heinz, has announced it will be launching a sriracha flavor variety of its red colored sauce.

Better enforcement of FDA food-safety guidelines needed

Nutritional experts and the American public both agree on the importance and value of fresh fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet. Along with this perception, there has been a significant increase in the production of these healthy products.
 

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