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SF Bay Area home kitchen experts take shot at cooking immortality

San Francisco - 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."

Oysters not only harbor noroviruses, but they transmit them, too

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.

Introducing a hot dog bun made entirely out of bacon

Soon it will be International Bacon Day, and someone has created the perfect dish for the occasion. Grillocracy created what is known as the Ultimate All Bacon Hot Dog Bun.

USDA expands recall of pork linked to Salmonella outbreak

Graham - Graham, Washington-based Kapowsin Meats has expanded their recall of whole hogs for barbecue to include additional pork products. The company has also suspended operations.

Interview: Claudine Webb opens up about 'Webby's WowZer Pops' Special

Claudine Webb chatted with Digital Journal about her cake pops hobby, "Webby's WowZer Pops," as well as her inspiration to pursue baking.

Over 2 million pounds of turkey-bacon recalled by Kraft Heinz

Kraft Heinz Foods Company is recalling over two million pounds of its Oscar Meyer turkey bacon because it may be unsafe. The product could spoil before its "best if used by" date.

Top Mexican chefs take stand against GM corn

- Top Mexican chefs urged the president Wednesday to join them in their staunch opposition to genetically modified corn in a country where age-old grains are cherished traditions.

Americans should know that all beef has dangerous bacteria, study

Consumer Reports tested 300 off-the-shelf ground beef packages and found fecal contamination in every sample and 1 in 10 packages contained drug-resistant bacteria.

Video: End-of-summer recipe ideas you'll want to try Commissioned

As the summer winds to an end, it's time to close out the warm evenings and beach weekends with a summer party idea every seafood lover will enjoy.

Israel says Heinz is not ketchup, but tomato seasoning

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."

Safeway recalls chicken products in five Canadian provinces

Safeway stores in five Canadian provinces has recalled four types of its in-store packaged, cooked, chicken wings over concerns of potential food poisoning.

New social network for food, nutrition opens digital debate

Can be a driving force in the confusing dialogue in food and nutrition in the United States? Some say it is like the LinkedIn for foodies.

Study shows playing Tetris may be key to controlling cravings

If you have compulsive food cravings that you would like to control, there’s good news. A recent study indicates that playing the popular game Tetris for at least three minutes a day may curb them.

Food product dating: When do we know a food has gone bad?

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.

Aw Shucks: BC health officials warning not to eat raw oysters

Vancouver - 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.

Op-Ed: 'Wheaties Beer' — What's happened to the Breakfast of Champions?

Minneapolis - 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?"

Washington slaughterhouse linked to 134 cases of Salmonella

Seattle - 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.

Nestle to have its day in court over unsafe lead levels

Swiss food giant Nestle lost out on avoiding going to court over its Maggi noodles debacle. The Indian government is seeking damages of close to $100 million, claiming "unfair trade practices."

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