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Top News: Food

'Traceability regulations' on seafood being proposed by NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) unveiled a new set of regulations Thursday aiming to crack down on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and seafood fraud from "catch to first landfall."

Dole salads Listeria outbreak numbers increase in Canada

On Tuesday, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) issued an update on the status of the ongoing investigation into the Listeria outbreak associated with Dole packaged salads from its Springfield, Ohio plant.

Product recalls — What do they mean for the consumer? (Part 1)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is given the task of protecting the public from defective or potentially unsafe products before they reach the consumer. When a product is potentially dangerous or can cause illness, the FDA issues a recall.

Wife reopens tragic chef's restaurant two days after death

Paris - The widow of top chef Benoit Violier reopened his acclaimed Swiss restaurant Tuesday, only two days after his apparent suicide sent shock waves through the culinary world, reports said.

Norovirus outbreak infects 600 at New Theater Restaurant

Overland Park - An outbreak of norovirus infections that has sickened more than 600 people who ate dinner at an Overland Park, Kansas dinner theater is the focus an intense investigation and a $40,000 cleanup.

Mercury in seafood not harmful to aging brain

Miami - Eating seafood may lead to higher levels of mercury in the brain, but a study out Tuesday found that increased mercury does not appear to raise the risk of dementia.

Review: Maria's Mediterranean Seafood & Grill is a gem on Bell Boulevard Special

Bayside - Maria's Mediterranean Seafood & Grill is an elegant restaurant in the heart of Bell Boulevard in Bayside, New York, which features fine foods, wine and catering.

Calories from alcoholic beverages too often overlooked

Washington D.c. - We’ve all heard, read, observed or lived horrific stories about alcoholism and how heavy drinking leads to everything from cirrhosis of the liver to brain death.

McDonald's vows to solve mystery of the missing mozzarella

Oak Brook - McDonald's Corp. has responded to a wave of criticism on social media about a new appetizer offered as a replacement for its popular dollar menu.

Garden of Life recalls raw meal products over Salmonella outbreak

Palm Beach Gardens - Garden of Life LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal powdered mixes linked to multi-state Salmonella outbreak.

Review: Ooviña is an amazing restaurant and wine bar in Manhattan Special

New York - On Jan. 29, Digital Journal was afforded the distinct pleasure to dive at Ooviña Latin Tapas and Wine Bar in New York City, and it was absolutely phenomenal in every way.

Review: Avli Tavern is a pleasant 'little Greek tavern' in Bayside Special

Bayside - On January 28, Digital Journal was afforded the privilege to dine at Avli Tavern on 38-31 Bell Boulevard in Bayside, Queens.

EFSA to look at the cumulative risk from pesticides

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has started a new, year-long pilot study that will assess the cumulative risks from pesticides on the thyroid and nervous system.

Beer made from discarded bread launched

London - The London based Hackney Brewery, together with a food waste charity called Feedback, have launched a pale ale made from surplus loaves of bread.

Op-Ed: Kalamaki GR is the best Greek restaurant in Queens, New York

After being afforded the privilege to review many Greek restaurants in the borough of Queens, New York, it is quite evident that Kalamaki GR is the best Greek restaurant.

McDonald's reports menu changes boosted restaurant sales

New York - McDonald's Corp. reported Monday that introduction of all-day breakfast and other menu changes helped sales rise nearly 6 percent in the fourth quarter last year.

Update: Seven Canadian provinces affected by Dole recall

Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc., is recalling various pre-packaged chopped salads, salad blends and kits, and leafy green products from the marketplace in seven Canadian provinces due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Restaurant profile: Room 55 in Glendale, New York

Room 55 is Vinny Accardi's very first restaurant in Glendale in Queens, New York. It serves modern American cuisine in a sophisticated, neighborhood atmosphere.

'Secret ingredient' used in some Chinese restaurants illegal drug

Beijing - China's Food and Drug Agency busted 35 restaurants across the country for using an illegal drug as seasoning in their food. No, the seasoning wasn't contaminated with bacteria or allergens. It was powder from opium poppies.
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