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Op-Ed: Another chicken recall due to plastic and rubber pieces

Foster Poultry Farms of Farmerville, Louisiana is recalling approximately 220,450 pounds of fully-cooked frozen chicken breast nuggets that may be contaminated with pieces of plastic and rubber.

Sugar content lowered in yogurt while keeping it sweet

Microbiologists in Denmark have altered the bacteria involved with yogurt production to create a "naturally" sweetened yogurt with a low sugar content.

Pilgrim's Pride expands recall of chicken products — Health risk

Waco, Texas-based Pilgrim's Pride, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a "high health-risk" expanded recall of about 4.5 million pounds of chicken products.

Op-Ed: How serious is a food recall due to Listeria contamination?

The recent recall notices issued for frozen vegetables and frozen fruit blend in Canada and the U.S. are just one of a number of tools the CFIA and FDA/FSIS uses to warn the public about possible bacterial contamination of food products.

Recall alert for frozen vegetables in U.S. and Canada — Listeria

Fifteen frozen organic vegetable products have been recalled in at least 35 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces because of the possibility of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Reinheitsgebot, Germany's beer purity law is 500 years old

Ingolstadt - The world's oldest consumer protection law will be 500 years old on April 23. While most people have never heard of Germany's Reinheitsgebot, it is a beer purity law that ensures real German brews contain only three ingredients.

EU maintains threat of seafood import ban against Thailand

Brussels - The European Union is maintaining its threat to ban seafood imports from Thailand because the global exporter is still not doing enough to improve its fisheries and labor practices.

California book club settles race bias lawsuit against wine train

San Francisco - A group of mostly African American women kicked off a tourist train in the Napa Valley for being too loud have settled a race-discrimination lawsuit against the private railroad.

Australia develops first approved gluten free barley

Sydney - Australia has produced the first World Health Organization approved “gluten free” barley. This will allow for a broader range of gluten free products to be produced, including beer.

Op-Ed: FDA issues import alert on shrimp and prawns from Malaysia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an import alert on Malaysian shrimp and prawns on Monday. This means that all imports of the seafood products under the alert will be detained without inspection.

Nationwide recall of peach and mixed fruit due to glass fragments

Milky Way International Corporation has issued a voluntary recall of its NICE! brand sliced peaches and mixed fruit due to possible glass fragments in the product.

CFIA and PCAH issue food, public health notice for Hepatitis A

The Canadian Food Inspection Service (CFIA) and Nature's Touch have issued a recall of the company's Berry Cherry Blend from the marketplace due to possible contamination of the product with Hepatitis A.

Chick-fil-A has kicked one ingredient off its menu

Atlanta - Chefs at Chick-fil-A's test kitchen have been tweaking the menu lately, experimenting with new salads and healthy side-dishes. In doing this, the company has decided to nix iceberg lettuce, and has unofficially banned it from the test kitchen.

Listeria threat widens - FDA and Pictsweet not talking

With the latest recall over listeria contaminated chopped onions, Reser's Fine Foods has been the only company to voluntarily issue a recall notice to the public about its products. Pictsweet and the FDA are still remaining silent.

Chef Jameson Watermulder picks where to eat in Toronto this year Special

Toronto - Toronto is known as one of the most multicultural cities on earth, a distinction its earned through its diverse population demographic.

Strawberries now top the list as most contaminated produce

Strawberries finally knocked apples out of first place on the "Dirty Dozen" list of the most pesticide contaminated produce, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

Salute! Italy toasts booming wine trade

Verona - As he swirls a glass of yellowy green wine made from the trendy pecorino grape, Fabio Centini purrs with enthusiasm.

Listeria on onions warning — Recall widens to include Pictsweet

A recall notice has been issued for at least two Pictsweet frozen vegetable blends due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination of the chopped onions in the products.

Op-Ed: Weird foods 2016 — The new depths of delirium, or good ideas?

London - Nobody in the food industry would be totally surprised if someone came up with a roast house brick, or a fillet of drywall as a new food fad. The creativity is there; it’s the sanity which seems to be missing.
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