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3 hrs ago | Grub Street

A Twitter Bot Is Helping the Chicago DOH Shut Down Dirty Restaurants

The Chicago Department of Public Health has got itself a nifty Twitter bot that scouts out casual reports of food-borne illness by searching for the words food poisoning - it's presumably too uncouth to go after any downright scatalogical search terms - in tweets geo-tagged to Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.


Related Topix: Twitter

7 hrs ago | WWLP

Good neighbors are good for your heart

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body.


Related Topix: Heart Attack, Food and Drug Administration, Life, Food, Seafood

11 hrs ago | Food Quality News

Listeria prompts recall of more than 90k pounds worth of products

APPA Fine Foods is recalling 92,657 pounds of chicken Caesar salad kit products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination, said the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service .


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

15 hrs ago |

Regulation Uncertainty Kills A Product Line

It appears that the threat of new Food and Drug Administration regulations in the cheese industry hasn't gotten old and moldy just yet.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Life, Food, Cheese, Food and Drug Administration

19 hrs ago |

Moscow broadens scrutiny of McDonald's

People are reflected in a window of a closed McDonald's restaurant, one of four temporarily closed by the state food safety watchdog, in Moscow.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Life, Food, Fast Food,

Yesterday |

Frequency Of Reported China Food Safety Problems May Be A Sign Of Progress

I'm a senior editor and the Shanghai bureau chief of Forbes magazine. Now in my 13th year at Forbes, I compile the Forbes China Rich List, Hong Kong Rich List and Taiwan Rich List.


Related Topix: World News, Taiwan, University of Wisconsin Madison, University of Vermont, Life, Chinese Cuisine, Food

Thu Aug 21, 2014


New USDA regulation aimed at faster meat recalls

There are new federal regulations aimed at getting rid of contaminated meat before it hits the shelves.


Related Topix: Trempealeau County, WI, Beloit, WI


Packing 'Safe' Lunches for your Children

School is almost back in session and as you pack your children's lunches experts say take extra precaution to keep the food from going bad.


Related Topix: United States Department of Agriculture, US News


Ice Cream Goes Southern, Okra Extracts May Increase Shelf-Life

While okra has been widely used as a vegetable for soups and stews, a new study in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists , shows how okra extracts can be used as a stabilizer in ice cream.



Safety Alert: Mercury in Fish

From Call For Action investigations to anchoring, Sarah Schwabe works hard daily to help the community with issues that matter to them.


Related Topix: Seafood, Life, Food, Food and Drug Administration

Mother Jones

Should Pregnant Women Eat Zero Tuna?

Food-safety experts at Consumer Reports crunched the numbers on mercury levels in seafood - and they have a new recommendation for pregnant women: Don't eat tuna at all.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Seafood, Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Nutrition, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Foster's Daily Democrat

Proposed federal rules show misplaced priorities on food safety

I firmly believe that ensuring the safety of the food we eat is one of the most important responsibilities of the federal government.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Life, Food, Cheese, Opinion

Wed Aug 20, 2014


Giant/Martin recall Arrowhead Mills & Maranatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters

Following a recall by nSpired Natural Foods, Inc., Giant Food Stores, LLC and Martin's Food Markets says it removed from sale MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters due to potential Salmonella contamination.


Holtville Tribune

Back-To-School Food Safety Tips for Parents

Children are at high risk of contracting foodborne illness because their immune systems are still developing.


Related Topix: E. Coli, Health, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

USA Today

4 Moscow McDonald's closed for alleged sanitary violations

Russia's food safety watchdog has temporarily shut down four McDonald's restaurants in central Moscow - including Russia's first outlet near Red square -- for alleged sanitary violations.


Related Topix: World News, Russia

Bakery & Snacks

Cargill Innovation Center offers fast track to new products

The $5.5 million expansion doubled the square footage of the facility, dubbed the Plymouth Food Innovation Center, from 20,000 to 40,000.


WRIC-TV Richmond

Food Safety Specialists Warn Not to Eat Canned Soups, Sauces by Corfinio Foods

Food safety staff from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services put out a statement Wednesday, warning people not to eat any canned soups or sauces made by Corfinio Foods of Richmond.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Richmond, VA, Botulism, Health

Scientific American

Tweets Identify Food Poisoning Outbreaks

On May 15th, 2013, Chicago Magazine dining critic Jeff Ruby tweeted the following: "When Nietzsche said "That which does not kill you makes you stronger," he obviously never had food poisoning from a Lebanese restaurant."


Related Topix: Twitter

Food Quality News

Grant supports 'interdisciplinary' food safety training

A grant from the US Department of Agriculture will support a project which will integrate computer simulation with the teaching of food safety.


Related Topix: US News, Agriculture, Science, United States Department of Agriculture, Microbiology, Biology, Cornell University, UC Davis

Tue Aug 19, 2014

10 helpful parenting tips for preparing a healthy school lunch

As parents begin sending their children back to public school, some are choosing to bypass the cafeteria's pre-planned food schedule, opting to pack their own lunch instead.


Related Topix: Family, Parenting, Kids


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